- Any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal.
- usage: "the situation called for strong measures"; "the police took steps to reduce crime"
- synonyms: measure
- The distance covered by a step.
- usage: "he stepped off ten paces from the old tree and began to dig"
- The act of changing location by raising the foot and setting it down.
- usage: "he walked with unsteady steps"
- Support consisting of a place to rest the foot while ascending or descending a stairway.
- usage: "he paused on the bottom step"
- synonyms: stair
- Relative position in a graded series.
- usage: "always a step behind"; "subtle gradations in color"; "keep in step with the fashions"
- synonyms: gradation
- A short distance.
- usage: "it's only a step to the drugstore"
- synonyms: stone's throw
- The sound of a step of someone walking.
- usage: "he heard footsteps on the porch"
- A musical interval of two semitones.
- A mark of a foot or shoe on a surface.
- usage: "the police made casts of the footprints in the soft earth outside the window"
- A solid block joined to the beams in which the heel of a ship's mast or capstan is fixed.
- A sequence of foot movements that make up a particular dance.
- usage: "he taught them the waltz step"
- synonyms: dance step
- Shift or move by taking a step.
- usage: "step back"
- Put down or press the foot, place the foot.
- usage: "For fools rush in where angels fear to tread"; "step on the brake"
- synonyms: tread
- Cause (a computer) to execute a single command.
- Treat badly.
- usage: "This boss abuses his workers"; "She is always stepping on others to get ahead"
- Furnish with steps.
- usage: "The architect wants to step the terrace"
- Move with one's feet in a specific manner.
- usage: "step lively"
- Walk a short distance to a specified place or in a specified manner.
- usage: "step over to the blackboard"
- Place (a ship's mast) in its step.
- Measure (distances) by pacing.
- usage: "step off ten yards"
- synonyms: pace
- Move or proceed as if by steps into a new situation.
- usage: "She stepped into a life of luxury"; "he won't step into his father's footsteps"
WordNet 3.0 © 2006 by Princeton University
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