[ US /ˈstɛp/ ]
[ UK /stˈɛp/ ]
  1. the distance covered by a step
    he stepped off ten paces from the old tree and began to dig
  2. a sequence of foot movements that make up a particular dance
    he taught them the waltz step
  3. the sound of a step of someone walking
    he heard footsteps on the porch
  4. the act of changing location by raising the foot and setting it down
    he walked with unsteady steps
  5. a mark of a foot or shoe on a surface
    the police made casts of the footprints in the soft earth outside the window
  6. relative position in a graded series
    always a step behind
    keep in step with the fashions
    subtle gradations in color
  7. a musical interval of two semitones
  8. any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal
    the police took steps to reduce crime
    the situation called for strong measures
  9. a solid block joined to the beams in which the heel of a ship's mast or capstan is fixed
  10. a short distance
    it's only a step to the drugstore
  11. support consisting of a place to rest the foot while ascending or descending a stairway
    he paused on the bottom step
  1. cause (a computer) to execute a single command
  2. walk a short distance to a specified place or in a specified manner
    step over to the blackboard
  3. place (a ship's mast) in its step
  4. measure (distances) by pacing
    step off ten yards
  5. move with one's feet in a specific manner
    step lively
  6. shift or move by taking a step
    step back
  7. put down or press the foot, place the foot
    step on the brake
    For fools rush in where angels fear to tread
  8. furnish with steps
    The architect wants to step the terrace
  9. move or proceed as if by steps into a new situation
    he won't step into his father's footsteps
    She stepped into a life of luxury
  10. treat badly
    This boss abuses his workers
    She is always stepping on others to get ahead
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How To Use step In A Sentence

  • He slowly depressed the plunger and once the syringe was empty, withdrew the needle and stepped back.
  • The doctor has said that I can start stepping down my medication in a few days' time.
  • A QianSheng, a horizontal resolution, Two steps, the two deputy colter.
  • A couple of weeks ago, while glassing four female Meneliks bushbuck two hundred yards away feeding in a tiny clearing during a pouring rain, a nice male stepped into view. Very Little Drops Dead
  • My stepfather was strict and didn't let us have friends in the house; he physically abused me but not sexually.
  • This relationship is also honest, but you keep it a bit more circumspect because you know this person is going to follow in your footsteps. Christianity Today
  • The League Against Cruel Sports issued a statement Wednesday calling on Ottawa to "take steps to end the immense cruelty to animals in events such as calf-roping, which is practised at rodeos including the Calgary Stampede. CTV BritishColumbiaHome
  • · “Adult family member” is defined as “a person over 21 years of age who is the parent, grandparent, step-parent living in the household, or legal guardian” of the pregnant teen. Archive 2009-07-01
  • He wears tee shirts and a designer stubble and is always two steps ahead of himself.
  • She was a slim blonde girl in her twenties who might have stepped out of a fashion advertisement in a women's magazine.
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