Helm Helm, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Helmed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Helming}.] To steer; to guide; to direct. [R.] [1913 Webster]

The business he hath helmed. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

A wild wave . . . overbears the bark, And him that helms it. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

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  • Helm — Helm, n. [OE. helme, AS. helma rudder; akin to D. & G. helm, Icel. hj[=a]lm, and perh. to E. helve.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Naut.) The apparatus by which a ship is steered, comprising rudder, tiller, wheel, etc.; commonly used of the tiller or wheel… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Helm — Personaje de El Señor de los Anillos Creador(es) J. R. R. Tolkien Episodios Apéndice A: Anales de los reyes y los gobernantes Información …   Wikipedia Español

  • helm — [helm] noun the helm the state of being in charge of a business or other organization: • He has been at the helm of the corporation for 13 years. • Wright took the helm at the food retailer last year. * * * helm UK US /helm/ noun ● at the helm… …   Financial and business terms

  • helm — [helm] n [Sense: 1; Origin: Old English helma] [Sense: 2 3; Origin: Old English helm] 1.) the wheel or control which guides a ship or boat 2.) at the helm a) in charge of something ▪ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • helm — helm·holtz; helm·less; helm; un·helm; dis·helm; …   English syllables

  • helm — helm1 [helm] n., vt. [ME < OE, protection, helmet, akin to Ger helm, helmet, OE helmian, to protect < IE base * k̑el , to cover, hide > HULL1, L celare, to hide] archaic & old poet. var. of HELMET helm2 [helm] n. [ME helme < OE helma …   English World dictionary

  • helm — [ helm ] noun count a wheel or handle used for making a boat go in the direction you want a. at the helm in charge, or in the position of a leader: The coach will remain at the helm for the rest of the season …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Helm — Helm, v. t. To cover or furnish with a helm or helmet. [Perh. used only as a past part. or part. adj.] [1913 Webster] She that helmed was in starke stours. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Helm — Helm, n. See {Haulm}, straw. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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