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Definition of STEP
Pronunciation : STEP

noun : STEP

Source:WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal; "the situation called for strong measures"; "the police took steps to reduce crime" ;

  • 3. (

    ) the act of changing location by raising the foot and setting it down; "he walked with unsteady steps" ;

  • 4. (

    ) support consisting of a place to rest the foot while ascending or descending a stairway; "he paused on the bottom step" ;

  • 5. (

    ) relative position in a graded series; "always a step behind"; "subtle gradations in color"; "keep in step with the fashions" ;

  • 9. (

    ) a mark of a foot or shoe on a surface; "the police made casts of the footprints in the soft earth outside the window" ;

  • 10. (

    ) a solid block joined to the beams in which the heel of a ship's mast or capstan is fixed ;

  • 11. (

    ) a sequence of foot movements that make up a particular dance; "he taught them the waltz step" ;

verb : STEP

Source:WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) shift or move by taking a step; "step back" ;

  • 2. (

    ) put down or press the foot, place the foot; "For fools rush in where angels fear to tread"; "step on the brake" ;

  • 3. (

    ) cause (a computer) to execute a single command ;

  • 5. (

    ) furnish with steps; "The architect wants to step the terrace" ;

  • 6. (

    ) move with one's feet in a specific manner; "step lively" ;

  • 7. (

    ) walk a short distance to a specified place or in a specified manner; "step over to the blackboard" ;

  • 8. (

    ) place (a ship's mast) in its step ;

  • 9. (

    ) measure (distances) by pacing; "step off ten yards" ;

  • 10. (

    ) 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" ;


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