steer-n; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: useful advice, tip, lead

Commentary: STEER[+event][+communication][+of_information][+advice][+tip]

The board has given the school a clear steer on its future direction.
Mary gave John a steer for a couple of jobs.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: a castrated bull raised for beef

Commentary: STEER[+entity][+animal][+bull][+beef][+castrated]

These steers are put into feed lots before being shipped to market.
The steer had long horns and a white stripe down its nose.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2