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helm

noun

1 helm

Steering mechanism for a vessel; a mechanical device by which a vessel is steered.

Roget 693: direction; management, managery; government, gubernation, conduct, legislation, regulation, guidance; bossism [U.S.]; legislature; steerage, pilotage; ... show more

Roget 717: defense, protection, guard, ward; shielding etc. v.; propugnation, preservation etc. 670; guardianship.    area defense; ... show more

Roget 633: machinery, mechanism, engineering.    instrument, organ, tool, implement, utensil, machine, engine, lathe, gin, mill; air engine, ... show more

Roget 747: scepter, regalia, caduceus; Mercury's rod, Mercury's staff, Mercury's wand; rod of empire, mace, fasces, wand; staff, staff of office; baton, truncheon; ... show more

Dutch: helmstok



2 helm

figurative A position of leadership.

Dutch: roerganger, stuurman, roer

verb

1 helm

Be at or take the helm of.


Moby thesaurus: automatic pilot, bench, chair, chairmanship, chart a course, claws, clutches, command, cond, conn, control, coxswain, curule chair, dais, direct, directorship, domination, dominion, grasp, grip ... show more.

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