I. transitive verb Etymology: Middle English veren, of Low German or Dutch origin; akin to Middle Dutch vieren to slacken, Middle Low German vīren Date: 15th century to let out (as a rope) II. verb Etymology: Middle English veren, from Middle French virer, from Old French, to throw with a twisting motion, from Vulgar Latin *virare, alteration of Latin vibrare to wave, propel suddenly — more at vibrate Date: 15th century intransitive verb 1. to change direction or course <
the economy veered sharply downward
2. of the wind to shift in a clockwise direction — compare back 3. to wear ship transitive verb to direct to a different course; specifically wear 7 Synonyms: see swerveveeringly adverb III. noun Date: circa 1611 a change in course or direction <
a veer to the right

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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