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Definitions of step

  1. a sequence of foot movements that make up a particular dance; "he taught them the waltz step" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the sound of a step of someone walking; "he heard footsteps on the porch" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a mark of a foot or shoe on a surface; a clue that someone was present; "the police made casts of the footprints in the soft earth outside the window" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the distance covered by a step; "he stepped off ten paces from the old tree and began to dig" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. relative position in a graded series; "always a step behind"; "subtle gradations in color"; "keep in step with the fashions" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal; "the situation called for strong measures"; "the police took steps to reduce crime" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. support consisting of a place to rest the foot while ascending or descending a stairway; "he paused on the bottom step" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. put down the foot, place the foot; "For fools rush in where angels fear to tread" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. the act of changing location by raising the foot and setting it down; "he walked with unsteady steps" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. a musical interval of two semitones Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. a short distance; "it's only a step to the drugstore" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. take a step Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. a solid block joined to the beams in which the heel of a ship's mast or capstan is fixed Wordnet Dictionary DB
  14. a mark of a foot or shoe on a surface; "the police made casts of the footprints in the soft earth outside the window" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  15. move or proceed as if by steps into a new situation; "She stepped into a life of luxury"; "he won't step into his father's footsteps" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  16. measure (distances) by pacing; "step off ten yards" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  17. place (a ship's mast) in its step Wordnet Dictionary DB
  18. shift or move by taking a step; "step back" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  19. put down or press the foot, place the foot; "For fools rush in where angels fear to tread"; "step on the brake" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  20. walk a short distance to a specified place or in a specified manner; "step over to the blackboard" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  21. move with one's feet in a specific manner; "step lively" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  22. furnish with steps; "The architect wants to step the terrace" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  23. treat badly; "This boss abuses his workers"; "She is always stepping on others to get ahead" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  24. cause (a computer) to execute a single command Wordnet Dictionary DB
  25. At Eton College, England, a shallow step dividing the court into an inner and an outer portion. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. To move the foot in walking; to advance or recede by raising and moving one of the feet to another resting place, or by moving both feet in succession. Newage Dictionary DB
  27. To walk; to go on foot; esp., to walk a little distance; as, to step to one of the neighbors. Newage Dictionary DB
  28. To walk slowly, gravely, or resolutely. Newage Dictionary DB
  29. Fig.: To move mentally; to go in imagination. Newage Dictionary DB
  30. To set, as the foot. Newage Dictionary DB
  31. To fix the foot of (a mast) in its step; to erect. Newage Dictionary DB
  32. An advance or movement made by one removal of the foot; a pace. Newage Dictionary DB
  33. A rest, or one of a set of rests, for the foot in ascending or descending, as a stair, or a round of a ladder. Newage Dictionary DB
  34. The space passed over by one movement of the foot in walking or running; as, one step is generally about three feet, but may be more or less. Used also figuratively of any kind of progress; as, he improved step by step, or by steps. Newage Dictionary DB
  35. A small space or distance; as, it is but a step. Newage Dictionary DB
  36. A print of the foot; a footstep; a footprint; track. Newage Dictionary DB
  37. Gait; manner of walking; as, the approach of a man is often known by his step. Newage Dictionary DB
  38. Proceeding; measure; action; an act. Newage Dictionary DB
  39. Walk; passage. Newage Dictionary DB
  40. A portable framework of stairs, much used indoors in reaching to a high position. Newage Dictionary DB
  41. In general, a framing in wood or iron which is intended to receive an upright shaft; specif., a block of wood, or a solid platform upon the keelson, supporting the heel of the mast. Newage Dictionary DB
  42. One of a series of offsets, or parts, resembling the steps of stairs, as one of the series of parts of a cone pulley on which the belt runs. Newage Dictionary DB
  43. A bearing in which the lower extremity of a spindle or a vertical shaft revolves. Newage Dictionary DB
  44. The intervak between two contiguous degrees of the csale. Newage Dictionary DB
  45. A change of position effected by a motion of translation. Newage Dictionary DB
  46. A prefix used before father, mother, brother, sister, son, daughter, child, etc., to indicate that the person thus spoken of is not a blood relative, but is a relative by the marriage of a parent; as, a stepmother to X is the wife of the father of X, married by him after the death of the mother of X. See Stepchild, Stepdaughter, Stepson, etc. Newage Dictionary DB
  47. A movement made by the foot in walking, running, etc.; a pace; the distance passed over by a single movement of the foot in walking or running; footprint; manner of walking; gait; as, a steady step; a single tread in a flight of stairs; action; measure; as, the first step in an undertaking; grade; degree; as, to advance a step in a profession; an interval between two tones in a musical scale. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  48. To move the foot backward or forward, etc., and put it down, as in walking, dancing, etc.; to walk a short distance; as, to step around the corner; to walk slowly or with dignity. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  49. To set, as the foot; measure by steps; as, to step off the length of a room; fix the foot of in its frame, and so erect, as a mast. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  50. Stepped. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  51. Stepping. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  52. A pace: the distance crossed by the foot in walking or running: a small space: degree: one remove in ascending or descending a stair: round of a ladder: footprint: manner of walking: proceeding: action:-pl. walk: a self-supporting ladder with flat steps.. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  53. To advance or retire by pacing: to walk: to walk slowly or gravely. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  54. To set, as a foot: to fix, as a mast:-pr.p. stepping; pa.t and pa.p. stepped. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  55. A pace; small space or distance; degree; stair; footprint; proceeding. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  56. To fix, as a mast. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  57. To move by pacing; walk. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  58. Stepmother. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  59. Step-daughter. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  60. To place set, or move, as the foot. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  61. To set (a mast) in a socket. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  62. To take a step or steps; move the feet. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  63. A motion by change of position of a foot. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  64. The distance passed over by one movement of the foot. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  65. That upon which the foot is placed in ascending or descending. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  66. An advance or promotion. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  67. Walk; gait. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  68. A footprint. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  69. An interval between tones. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  70. A prefix denoting relationship through the marriage only of a parent, and not by blood. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  71. Stepbrother. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  72. Stepchild. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  73. Stepfather. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  74. Stepsister. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  75. Stepson. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  76. Walk. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  77. A pace; the space between the feet in walking or running; one remove in ascending or descending a stair; a small space; gradation; degree; progression; footstep; gait; proceeding; action; the round of a ladder. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  78. A prefix to express relation by marriage, as step-brother, a brother-in-law, or one by marriage. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  79. To set, as a foot; to fix the foot of a mast in the keel. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  80. To advance or recede by a movement of the foot; to go; to walk gravely, slowly or resolutely. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  81. A forward movement made by one removal of the foot; the space so passed over; one rise of a stair or ladder; a print or impression of the foot; any small space or distance; degree; progression; manner of walking; proceeding; action. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  82. To make one pace, as in walking; to advance or recede by one movement of the foot; to walk. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
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  84. step, n. a pace: the distance crossed by the foot in walking or running: a small space: degree: one remove in ascending or descending a stair: round of a ladder: footprint: manner of walking: proceeding: action: the support on which the lower end of a mast, or staff, or a wheel rests: (pl.) walk, direction taken in walking: a self-supporting ladder with flat steps.--v.i. to advance or retire by pacing: to walk: to walk slowly or gravely: to walk a short distance: to move mentally.--v.t. to set, as a foot: to fix, as a mast:--pr.p. step'ping; pa.t. and pa.p. stepped.--ns. STEP'PER, one who steps; STEP'PING-STONE, a stone for stepping on to raise the feet above the water or mud; STEP'STONE, a door-step.--STEP ASIDE, to walk to a little distance, as from company: to err; STEP IN, or INTO, to enter easily or unexpectedly; STEP OUT, to go out a little way: to increase the length of the step and so the speed; STEP SHORT, to shorten the length of one's step. [A.S. stæpe--stapan, to go; Dut. stap, Ger. stapfe.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  85. Shift& set down foot or alternate feet (s. out, short, take long, short, ss.; s. through a dance, perform its ss.; s. high, lift feet high esp. of trotting horse, so HIGH sepper); go short distance or progress in some direction by stepping (s. back, forward, across the road, into the boat; s. this way, polite formula for come here; s. in, out, enter, leave, room or house; s. in fig., intervene to help or hinder; s. up, down; s. aside, lit., & fig. =make digression); perform (dance; also s. it, dance), measure (distance), by stepping; (Naut., prob. f. n.) set up (mast) in s.; stepping-stone, raised usu. as one of set in stream or muddy place to enable passengers to cross dry-shod, (fig.) means to an end. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  86. Complete movement of one leg in walking or running or dancing, distance gained by it, mark left by foot on ground, sound made by setting foot down. manner of stepping as seen or heard, simultaneous stepping with corresponding legs by two or more persons or animals, (fig.) measure taken esp. as one of a series in some course of action, (took a s. back or forward; s. by s., gradually, cautiously, by degrees; that is a long s. towards success; it is but a s. to my house, from life to death, exag. for short distance or quick transition; do not move as.; turn one\'s ss., go in a specified direction; found his ss. or usu. footss. in the soil; do you hear a, know her, s.?; walks with a rapid s.; in, out of, s., stepping, not stepping, in time with others or with drum-beat &c.; keep, break, s., keep in, get out of, s.; keep s. with person, to band &c.; FALSE s.; must take ss. in the matter, to prevent it, &c.; a rash, ill-advised, prudent, &c., s.); surface provided or utilized for placing foot on in ascending or descending, e.g. tread or riser& tread of staircase, block of stone or other platform before door or altar &c., rung of ladder, notch cut for foot in ice-climbing, attached piece of vehicle for stepping up or down by, (pl., also s.-ladder or pair or set of ss.) kind of short ladder with flat ss. & prop used without being leant against wall &c., (fig.) one of the degrees in some scale of precedence or advancement, advance from one of these to another, (staircase of 50 ss.; stone, oak, ss.; door, altar, s.; on the top s. of the ladder; run down the ss.; cutting ss. with his ice-axe; when did you get your s.?, promotion esp. in army; give him a s. in the peerage); (Naut.) socket or platform supporting mast, (Carpent.) piece of timber with another fixed upright in it, (Mech.) lower socket or bearing for shaft; s.-dance, in which the ss. are peculiar or difficult or of more importance than the figure, usu. danced as display by one performer. Hence stepped a., stepwise adv. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  87. (Mech.) (Naut.) A large block of timber fixed upon the kelson, and fitted to receive the heel of a mast. To Step a mast, to erect, and secure it in the step. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  88. (Mech.) The bearing against which a pivot presses endwise. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  89. (Mech.) The gun-metal lining of the bearing in which a journal turns, and which shields the bearing from wear by being worn itself. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  90. n. An advance or movement made by one removal of the foot ; a pace ;-one remove in ascending or descending a stair ;-space passed by the foot in walking or running ;-a small space or distance ;-gradation ; degree ;-act of advancement ; progression ;-footprint ; track ; trace; vestige;-gait; manner of walking;-proceeding; measure; action ;­the round or rundle of a ladder;-one of the larger diatonic degrees or intervals of the scale;-pl. A portable framework of stairs;-a block of wood or a solid platform on the keelson, supporting the heel of the mast ;-a kind of bearing in which the lower extremity of a spindle or a vertical shaft revolves. Cabinet Dictionary

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