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Step meaning

step - 36 dictionary results

  1. 1. a solid block joined to the beams in which the heel of a ship's mast or capstan is fixed
  2. 2. a mark of a foot or shoe on a surface; " the police made casts of the footprints in the soft earth outside the window"
  3. 3. 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"
  4. 4. measure ( distances) by pacing; " step off ten yards"
  5. 5. place ( a ship's mast) in its step
  6. 6. shift or move by taking a step; " step back"
  7. 7. put down or press the foot, place the foot; " For fools rush in where angels fear to tread"; " step on the brake"
  8. 8. walk a short distance to a specified place or in a specified manner; " step over to the blackboard"
  9. 9. move with one's feet in a specific manner; " step lively"
  10. 10. furnish with steps; " The architect wants to step the terrace"
  11. 11. treat badly; " This boss abuses his workers"; " She is always stepping on others to get ahead"
  12. 12. cause ( a computer) to execute a single command
  13. 13. At Eton College, England, a shallow step dividing the court into an inner and an outer portion.
  14. 14. 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.
  15. 15. To walk; to go on foot; esp., to walk a little distance; as, to step to one of the neighbors.
  16. 16. To walk slowly, gravely, or resolutely.
  17. 17. Fig.: To move mentally; to go in imagination.
  18. 18. To set, as the foot.
  19. 19. To fix the foot of ( a mast) in its step; to erect.
  20. 20. An advance or movement made by one removal of the foot; a pace.
  21. 21. 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.
  22. 22. 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.
  23. 23. A small space or distance; as, it is but a step.
  24. 24. A print of the foot; a footstep; a footprint; track.
  25. 25. Gait; manner of walking; as, the approach of a man is often known by his step.
  26. 26. Proceeding; measure; action; an act.
  27. 27. Walk; passage.
  28. 28. A portable framework of stairs, much used indoors in reaching to a high position.
  29. 29. 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.
  30. 30. 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.
  31. 31. A bearing in which the lower extremity of a spindle or a vertical shaft revolves.
  32. 32. The intervak between two contiguous degrees of the csale.
  33. 33. A change of position effected by a motion of translation.
  34. 34. A pace; small space or distance; degree; stair; footprint; proceeding.
  35. 35. To fix, as a mast.
  36. 36. To move by pacing; walk.

step - examples of usage

  1. He took a step forward. - "The Crisis, Volume 6", Winston Churchill.
  2. Not a step of the way but what he had lived through before. - "The Crisis, Volume 6", Winston Churchill.
  3. Rodney made a step forward and said: " Then you know what I wish to ask you. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
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