Dictionary Results for step


1. step - noun

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

Synonym(s): measure

Hypernym(s): maneuver, manoeuvre, tactical_maneuver, tactical_manoeuvre




2. step - noun

· the distance covered by a step; "he stepped off ten paces from the old tree and began to dig"

Synonym(s): footstep, pace, stride

Hypernym(s): indefinite_quantity




3. step - noun

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

Hypernym(s): locomotion, travel




4. step - noun

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

Synonym(s): stair

Hypernym(s): support




5. step - noun

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

Synonym(s): gradation

Hypernym(s): rank




6. step - noun

· a short distance; "it's only a step to the drugstore"

Synonym(s): stone%27s_throw

Hypernym(s): small_indefinite_quantity, small_indefinite_amount




7. step - noun

· the sound of a step of someone walking; "he heard footsteps on the porch"

Synonym(s): footfall, footstep

Hypernym(s): sound




8. step - noun

· a musical interval of two semitones

Synonym(s): tone, whole_tone, whole_step

Hypernym(s): interval, musical_interval




9. step - noun

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

Synonym(s): footprint, footmark

Hypernym(s): mark, print




10. step - noun

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

Hypernym(s): block




11. step - noun

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

Synonym(s): dance_step

Hypernym(s): locomotion, travel




12. step - verb

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

Hypernym(s): travel, go, move, locomote




13. step - verb

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

Synonym(s): tread

Hypernym(s): travel, go, move, locomote




14. step - verb

· cause (a computer) to execute a single command

Hypernym(s): run, execute




15. step - verb

· treat badly; "This boss abuses his workers"; "She is always stepping on others to get ahead"

Synonym(s): mistreat, maltreat, abuse, ill-use, ill-treat

Hypernym(s): treat, handle, do_by




16. step - verb

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

Hypernym(s): supply, provide, render, furnish




17. step - verb

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

Hypernym(s): travel, go, move, locomote




18. step - verb

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

Hypernym(s): walk




19. step - verb

· place (a ship's mast) in its step

Hypernym(s): put, set, place, pose, position, lay




20. step - verb

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

Synonym(s): pace

Hypernym(s): quantify, measure




21. step - verb

· 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"

Hypernym(s): move





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