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Synonyms for helm

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. helm(noun)

    steering mechanism for a vessel; a mechanical device by which a vessel is steered

  2. helm(verb)

    a position of leadership

    "the President is at the helm of the Ship of State"

  3. helm(verb)

    be at or take the helm of

    "helm the ship"


  1. Helm(propernoun)

    Helm Wind

  2. Helm(propernoun)

    The only named wind in the British Isles. Blows westward form the Pennine fells over Cumbria and is often accompanied by a line of clouds on top of the hills called the Helm Bar.

    Helm Wind

Editors Contribution

  1. ship wheel

    equal to ships wheel, steering mechanism.

    they trusted him, for he was at the ships helm through the night.

    Submitted by tcbmovingforward6 on February 3, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. helm(n.)

    helmet, morion

  2. helm(n.)

    steering apparatus

  3. helm(n.)

    direction, control, command, rule, reins, post of command

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. helm(n)

    rudder, tiller, wheel, steersman, pilot, command, control, administration

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    rudder, bar, barre, head, helmsman, tiller

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How to use helm in a sentence?

  1. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    The key to every man is his thought. Sturdy and defying though he look, he has a helm which he obeys, which is the idea after which all his facts are classified. He can only be reformed by showing him a new idea which commands his own.

  2. California Assembly member Adam Gray:

    A theme you are going to see develop over the summer is that elected officials need to be at the helm on this, the extent to which we're being asked to sign off on big extensions and a lot of money and let unelected bureaucrats decide where it's spent – that's not going to be happening anymore.

  3. Mark Machin:

    I am pleased to assume the helm at a time when CPPIB is playing an increasingly important role globally, investing and managing the portfolio to ensure the long-term growth and sustainability of the CPP Fund.

  4. Serzh Sarksyan:

    In this region with a complex geopolitics and at a time of new challenges we must ensure the stable development of the country and continue efforts aimed at a suitable settlement of the Karabakh problem, i believe these problems can be resolved. After that, other figures can take the helm.

  5. President Emmanuel Macron:

    It's not easy when you're at the helm of big ships like we are to imagine smaller formats, for the very simple reason that it wouldn't be profitable.

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