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Steep meaning

steep - 13 dictionary results

  1. 1. let sit in a liquid to extract a flavor or to cleanse; " steep the blossoms in oil"; " steep the fruit in alcohol"
  2. 2. Bright; glittering; fiery.
  3. 3. To soak in a liquid; to macerate; to extract the essence of by soaking; as, to soften seed by steeping it in water. Often used figuratively.
  4. 4. To undergo the process of soaking in a liquid; as, the tea is steeping.
  5. 5. Something steeped, or used in steeping; a fertilizing liquid to hasten the germination of seeds.
  6. 6. A rennet bag.
  7. 7. Making a large angle with the plane of the horizon; ascending or descending rapidly with respect to a horizontal line or a level; precipitous; as, a steep hill or mountain; a steep roof; a steep ascent; a steep declivity; a steep barometric gradient.
  8. 8. Difficult of access; not easy reached; lofty; elevated; high.
  9. 9. Excessive; as, a steep price.
  10. 10. A precipitous place, hill, mountain, rock, or ascent; any elevated object sloping with a large angle to the plane of the horizon; a precipice.
  11. 11. A steep place; precipice.
  12. 12. Greatly inclined from the horizon; precipitous.
  13. 13. To soak in a liquid.

steep - examples of usage

  1. The hill is so steep that we got out, and August led or rather pulled the horses up it.
  2. He had then to descend a steep flight of stairs and pass the guard at the bottom. - "A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion", William Dobein James.
  3. At the first bend in the mountain road Jack had turned in his saddle to look at her as she climbed the steep. - "Brand Blotters", William MacLeod Raine.
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