Definition of Step


  • a sequence of foot movements that make up a particular dance
    "he taught them the waltz step"
    - dance step
  • a solid block joined to the beams in which the heel of a ship's mast or capstan is fixed
  • a mark of a foot or shoe on a surface
    "the police made casts of the footprints in the soft earth outside the window"
  • a musical interval of two semitones
    - whole tone - whole step
  • the sound of a step of someone walking
    "he heard footsteps on the porch"
  • a short distance
    "it's only a step to the drugstore"
    - stone's throw
  • relative position in a graded series
    "always a step behind"
    "subtle gradations in color"
    "keep in step with the fashions"
  • support consisting of a place to rest the foot while ascending or descending a stairway
    "he paused on the bottom step"
  • the act of changing location by raising the foot and setting it down
    "he walked with unsteady steps"
  • the distance covered by a step
    "he stepped off ten paces from the old tree and began to dig"
  • any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal
    "the situation called for strong measures"
    "the police took steps to reduce crime"


  • 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"
  • measure (distances) by pacing
    "step off ten yards"
  • place (a ship's mast) in its step
  • walk a short distance to a specified place or in a specified manner
    "step over to the blackboard"
  • move with one's feet in a specific manner
    "step lively"
  • furnish with steps
    "The architect wants to step the terrace"
  • treat badly
    "This boss abuses his workers"
    "She is always stepping on others to get ahead"
    - ill use - ill treat
  • cause (a computer) to execute a single command
  • put down or press the foot, place the foot
    "For fools rush in where angels fear to tread"
    "step on the brake"
  • shift or move by taking a step
    "step back"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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Unscramble step

16 unscramble word found using the letters step.

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