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Definitions of step:
  • noun:   the act of changing location by raising the foot and setting it down
    Example: "He walked with unsteady steps"
  • noun:   support consisting of a place to rest the foot while ascending or descending a stairway
    Example: "He paused on the bottom step"
  • noun:   a solid block joined to the beams in which the heel of a ship's mast or capstan is fixed
  • noun:   a short distance
    Example: "It's only a step to the drugstore"
  • noun:   any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal
    Example: "The police took steps to reduce crime"
  • noun:   a sequence of foot movements that make up a particular dance
    Example: "He taught them the waltz step"
  • noun:   relative position in a graded series
    Example: "Always a step behind"
  • noun:   a mark of a foot or shoe on a surface
  • noun:   a musical interval of two semitones
  • noun:   the sound of a step of someone walking
    Example: "He heard footsteps on the porch"
  • noun:   the distance covered by a step
    Example: "He stepped off ten paces from the old tree and began to dig"
  • verb:   put down or press the foot, place the foot
    Example: "Step on the brake"
  • verb:   walk a short distance to a specified place or in a specified manner
    Example: "Step over to the blackboard"
  • verb:   move with one's feet in a specific manner
    Example: "Step lively"
  • verb:   furnish with steps
    Example: "The architect wants to step the terrace"
  • verb:   cause (a computer) to execute a single command
  • verb:   place (a ship's mast) in its step
  • verb:   move or proceed as if by steps into a new situation
    Example: "She stepped into a life of luxury"
  • verb:   shift or move by taking a step
    Example: "Step back"
  • verb:   measure (distances) by pacing
    Example: "Step off ten yards"
  • verb:   treat badly
    Example: "She is always stepping on others to get ahead"
  • name:  A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #77680)

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