v. i.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Stepped ; p. pr. & vb. n. Stepping.]
2.To walk; to go on foot; esp., to walk a little distance; as, to step to one of the neighbors.
3.To walk slowly, gravely, or resolutely.
Home the swain retreats,
His flock before him stepping to the fold.
- Thomson.
4.Fig.: To move mentally; to go in imagination.
They are stepping almost three thousand years back into the remotest antiquity.
- Pope.
To step aside
to walk a little distance from the rest; to retire from company.
To step forth
to move or come forth.
To step in
a - To walk or advance into a place or state, or to advance suddenly in.
Whosoever then first, after the troubling of the water, stepped in, was made whole of whatsoever disease he had.
- John v. 4.
v. t.1.To set, as the foot.
2.(Naut.) To fix the foot of (a mast) in its step; to erect.
To step off
to measure by steps, or paces; hence, to divide, as a space, or to form a series of marks, by successive measurements, as with dividers.
n.1.An advance or movement made by one removal of the foot; a pace.
2.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.
The breadth of every single step or stair should be never less than one foot.
- Sir H. Wotton.
3.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.
To derive two or three general principles of motion from phenomena, and afterwards to tell us how the properties and actions of all corporeal things follow from those manifest principles, would be a very great step in philosophy.
- Sir I. Newton.
4.A small space or distance; as, it is but a step.
5.A print of the foot; a footstep; a footprint; track.
6.Gait; manner of walking; as, the approach of a man is often known by his step.
7.Proceeding; measure; action; an act.
The reputation of a man depends on the first steps he makes in the world.
- Pope.
Beware of desperate steps. The darkest day,
Live till to-morrow, will have passed away.
- Cowper.
I have lately taken steps . . . to relieve the old gentleman's distresses.
- G. W. Cable.
8.Walk; passage.
Conduct my steps to find the fatal tree.
- Dryden.
9.A portable framework of stairs, much used indoors in reaching to a high position.
10.(Naut.) 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.
11.(Mach.) 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.
12.(Mus.) The intervak between two contiguous degrees of the csale.
13.(Kinematics) A change of position effected by a motion of translation.
14.(Fives) At Eton College, England, a shallow step dividing the court into an inner and an outer portion.
Back step
etc. See under Back, Half, etc.
Step grate
a form of grate for holding fuel, in which the bars rise above one another in the manner of steps.
To take steps
to take action; to move in a matter.
Noun1.step - any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal; "the situation called for strong measures"; "the police took steps to reduce crime"
Synonyms: measure
2.step - the distance covered by a step; "he stepped off ten paces from the old tree and began to dig"
Synonyms: pace, stride, footstep
3.step - the act of changing location by raising the foot and setting it down; "he walked with unsteady steps"
4.step - support consisting of a place to rest the foot while ascending or descending a stairway; "he paused on the bottom step"
Synonyms: stair
5.step - relative position in a graded series; "always a step behind"; "subtle gradations in color"; "keep in step with the fashions"
Synonyms: gradation
6.step - a short distance; "it's only a step to the drugstore"
Synonyms: stone's throw
7.step - the sound of a step of someone walking; "he heard footsteps on the porch"
Synonyms: footfall, footstep
8.step - a musical interval of two semitones
9.step - a mark of a foot or shoe on a surface; "the police made casts of the footprints in the soft earth outside the window"
Synonyms: footmark, footprint
10.step - a solid block joined to the beams in which the heel of a ship's mast or capstan is fixed
11.step - a sequence of foot movements that make up a particular dance; "he taught them the waltz step"
Synonyms: dance step
Verb1.step - shift or move by taking a step; "step back"
2.step - put down or press the foot, place the foot; "For fools rush in where angels fear to tread"; "step on the brake"
Synonyms: tread
3.step - cause (a computer) to execute a single command
4.step - treat badly; "This boss abuses his workers"; "She is always stepping on others to get ahead"
5.step - furnish with steps; "The architect wants to step the terrace"
6.step - move with one's feet in a specific manner; "step lively"
7.step - walk a short distance to a specified place or in a specified manner; "step over to the blackboard"
8.step - place (a ship's mast) in its step
9.step - measure (distances) by pacing; "step off ten yards"
Synonyms: pace
10.step - 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"
STEP - Standard for the exchange of product model data
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Stenotaphrum secundatum
Stenotomus aculeatus
Stenotomus chrysops
Stenotus acaulis
-- Step --
step by step
step dancing
step down
step forward
Step grate
step in
step ladder
step on
step out
step stool
step to the fore
step up
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