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conn (steer)

Definition:

to conduct or direct the steering of a ship or plane

Class:

motion verb (walking, flying, swimming, etc.)

Past tense:

conned

Present participle:

conning

3rd-person singular present:

conns

Type of:

steer » control

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

apparently a weakened form of obsolete cond "conduct, guide", from Old French...
(Source: Oxford Dictionary)  [more]

All senses of conn...

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

conn [United States] | Conn | con | Conn. | Connecticut [synonym, sense-specific]

a variant spelling (especially US) of "con" [entry-specific] | 2nd century ad, king of Leinster and high king of Ireland | [transitive] to direct the ... (23 of 310 words, 5 definitions, pronunciations)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

con | conned [past tense] | conning [present participle] | cons [3rd-person singular present] | conns [3rd-person singular present] | conner [noun, related]

In opposition or disagreement; against | An argument or opinion against something. | One who holds an opposing opinion or view. | To study, peruse, or ... (23 of 180 words, 12 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

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Wikipedia:

Conn [disambiguation]

may refer to: Conn (name), a family name and a masculine given name | Conn (nautical), the duty of giving directions for movement from the deck of a ship to the helm | Conn of the Hundred Battles, a figure from Irish mythology | C.G. Conn, Inc., a ... (45 of 138 words, 9 definitions)

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Oxford Dictionary:

conn | con | the conn

Syllabification: (conn) [nautical] : | direct the steering of (a ship) | ("the conn") | the action or post of conning a ship (20 of 80 words, 4 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/conn

Merriam-Webster:

conn [entry 1, verb] | conned [past tense] | conning [present participle] | con | navigate [synonym] | helm [synonym] | pilot [synonym] | steer [synonym] | commandeer [similar] | ...

to conduct or direct the steering of (as a ship) (10 of 75 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

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conn [entry 2, noun] | con

the control exercised by one who conns a ship (9 of 25 words)

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New World Dictionary:

conn

[nautical] to direct the movements of (a ship), specifically by giving directions to the helmsman | the station of a person who conns | the act of or ... (26 of 51 words, 4 definitions)

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Wiktionary:

conn | conns [plural] | conned [past tense] | conning [present participle]

The duty of directing a ship, usually used with the verb to have or to take and accompanied by the article "the." | [transitive] To direct a ship; to superintend the steering of (a vessel); to watch the course of (a vessel) and direct the helmsman how... (46 of 50 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples)

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Random House Dictionary:

conn | Conn. | con [synonym, entry 3, definition 1, sense-specific] | Conn.: Connecticut [synonym, definition 1, sense-specific]

con3 (definition 1) | responsibility for the steering of a ship. | con3 (definitions 2, 3) | "Connecticut" : Connecticut (definition 1) (19 of 25 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

con [transitive, informal, verb] | conned [past tense] | conning [present participle] | cons [3rd-person singular present]

to make someone believe something that is not true, especially in order to get money from them (17 of 61 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/con 7

Cambridge Dictionary:

steer [entry 1]

to control the direction of a vehicle | If a vehicle steers, it follows a particular route or direction | to take someone or something, or cause them ... (26 of 107 words, 3 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/steer 1

steer [entry 2]

a young male of the cattle family that has had its sex organs removed, and which is usually kept for meat (21 of 26 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/steer 2

Encarta Dictionary:

con [entry 5] | conned [past tense] | conning [present participle] | cons [3rd-person singular present] | conns [3rd-person singular present] | conn

to direct the course of a ship | control of the course of a ship, or the controls used (18 of 73 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861599267​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Oxford Dictionary:

conn | con | the conn

First use: early 17th century

Origin: apparently a weakened form of obsolete cond "conduct, guide", from Old French conduire, from Latin conducere (see "conduce")

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Collins Dictionary:

conn [United States] | Conn | con | Conn.

First use: 17th century

Origin: cun, from earlier condien to guide, from Old French conduire, from Latin condūcere; see conduct

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New World Dictionary:

conn

Origin: earlier cond from Middle English conduen, to conduct from Old French conduire from Latin conducere: see "conduce"

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Merriam-Webster:

conn [entry 1, verb] | conned [past tense] | conning [present participle] | con

First use: 1626

Origin: alteration of cond, probably alteration of Middle English condien, conduen to conduct, from Anglo-French cunduire

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Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

conn [United States] | Conn | con | Conn.

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "conn"

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the Free Dictionary:

conn

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "conn"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "conn" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

conn | conned [past tense] | conning [present participle] | conns [3rd-person singular present] | cons [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: English pronunciation of "conn"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

conn

Audio: North American pronunciation of "conn"

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YourDictionary Audio:

conn

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "conn"

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