from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of veer.
  • n. A motion that veers; a sudden swerve.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Shifting.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Turning; changing; shifting.
  • n. The act of turning or changing: as, the veering of the wind: especially, a fickle or capricious change.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of turning aside suddenly


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  • Ruth succeeded in veering right and left and right again, and in running the narrow passage between table and bed to Martin's side; but Arthur veered too wide and fetched up with clatter and bang of pots and pans in the corner where Martin did his cooking.

    Chapter 26

  • But fans of the show who are also fans of the comic books know that while the producers of Smallville have great respect for the Superman story in all its forms --- comics, the old TV show starring George Reeves, the Christopher Reeve movies, especially, and even Lois and Clark --- they have never been afraid about veering from the mythology or adding to it.

    Oliver Queen and Clark Kent posit the existence of Bruce Wayne

  • He was talking about McCain veering from his "Straight Talk, No-Negative" campaign strategy.

    McCain defends his 'bearings'

  • Seattle's roller-coaster season took its craziest turn yet, veering from the verge of one-and-done playoff elimination into next weekend's divisional round with an improbable, 21-20 Seahawks win memorable for the stunning fall of the Romo empire.

    Romo's gaffe helps hand wild-card victory to Seahawks

  • Sometimes the pen lingered a little too long, and the flourish became an extra little flourish veering from the exercise.


  • The danger in veering away from that rule became apparent in a recent Canadian incident involving Telus.

    Smart Mobs » Blog Archive » Enclosing the Internet, Canadian version

  • Then Piotage Navigator Kennedy in the nose turret observed the lead wing formations veering from the target heading.

    Gotha - February 24, 1944

  • First off, Decker doesn't seem to perceive that "McCain doesn't understand voter concern about the foundering economy" is a statement of opinion, not a statement of fact, and as such can hardly be described as veering from the truth (especially since it is arguably an opinion that is well-founded in reality.)

  • In this case, a "veering" wind refers to a wind that shifts from, say, the southeast to the south to the southwest, as often happens when a storm center passes to the north and west and its warm front passes through.

    Weather sayings: Do they have any value?

  • This 1997 film is called an "adultery drama" on Lifetime's webstie, but isn't this kind of veering into incest territory?

    Lead Stories from AOL


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