Meaning of STEP in English


vi walk; passage.

2. step ·vt to set, as the foot.

3. step ·adj to walk slowly, gravely, or resolutely.

4. step ·adj fig.: to move mentally; to go in imagination.

5. step ·vi a small space or distance; as, it is but a step.

6. step ·vi a print of the foot; a footstep; a footprint; track.

7. step ·vi the intervak between two contiguous degrees of the csale.

8. step ·vi a change of position effected by a motion of translation.

9. step ·vi proceeding; measure; action; an act.

10. step ·vi an advance or movement made by one removal of the foot; a pace.

11. step ·vt to fix the foot of (a mast) in its step; to erect.

12. step ·vi gait; manner of walking; as, the approach of a man is often known by his step.

13. step ·vi a bearing in which the lower extremity of a spindle or a vertical shaft revolves.

14. step ·vi a portable framework of stairs, much used indoors in reaching to a high position.

15. step ·add. ·noun at eton college, england, a shallow step dividing the court into an inner and an outer portion.

xvi. step ·vi a rest, or one of a set of rests, for the foot in ascending or descending, as a stair, or a round of a ladder.

xvii. step ·adj to walk; to go on foot; ·esp., to walk a little distance; as, to step to one of the neighbors.

xviii. step ·vi one of a series of offsets, or parts, resembling the steps of stairs, as one of the series of parts of a cone pulley on which the belt runs.

xix. step ·adj to move the foot in walking; to advance or recede by raising and moving one of the feet to another resting place, or by moving both feet in succession.

xx. step ·vi in general, a framing in wood or iron which is intended to receive an upright shaft; specif., a block of wood, or a solid platform upon the keelson, supporting the heel of the mast.

xxi. step ·vi the space passed over by one movement of the foot in walking or running; as, one step is generally about three feet, but may be more or less. used also figuratively of any kind of progress; as, he improved step by step, or by steps.

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