To change direction; to turn; to shift; as, wind veers to the west or north.
- To turn aside from a course, direction, or purpose; swerve: "a sequence of adventures that veered between tragedy and bleak farce” ( Anthony Haden-Guest). See Synonyms at swerve.
- To shift clockwise in direction, as from north to northeast. Used of the wind.
- Nautical To change the course of a ship by turning the stern to the wind while advancing to windward; wear ship.
- To alter the direction of; turn: veered the car sharply to the left.
- Nautical To change the course of (a ship) by turning the stern windward.
- A change in direction; a swerve.
- Nautical To let out or release (a line or an anchor train).