- The steering apparatus of a ship, especially the tiller or wheel.
- The member of the crew in charge of steering the boat.
- A position of leadership or control.
- the helm of the Commonwealth
- One at the place of direction or control; a guide; a director.
- A helve.
Noun (etymology 2)
- A helmet.
- Luken sweord longe, leiden o þe helmen. — Layamon's Brut, 1275
- (They drew their swords and put on their helmen.)
- Þe helm of hel and þe swerd of þe Spirit. — An Apology for Lollard Doctrines, Attributed to Wycliffe, 1475
- The kynge Ban be-gan to laugh vndir his helme. — Merlin, 1500
- A heavy cloud lying on the brow of a mountain.
Noun (etymology 3)
- (a straw)
- To be a helmsman or a member of the helm; to be in charge of steering the boat.
- To lead (a project, etc.).
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