Definitions for step

Definitions for (noun) step

Main entry: step, measure

Definition: any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal

Usage: the situation called for strong measures; the police took steps to reduce crime

Main entry: step

Definition: the act of changing location by raising the foot and setting it down

Usage: he walked with unsteady steps

Main entry: step, dance step

Definition: a sequence of foot movements that make up a particular dance

Usage: he taught them the waltz step

Main entry: step, stair

Definition: support consisting of a place to rest the foot while ascending or descending a stairway

Usage: he paused on the bottom step

Main entry: step

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

Main entry: step, footmark, footprint

Definition: 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

Main entry: step, tone, whole step, whole tone

Definition: a musical interval of two semitones

Main entry: footfall, footstep, step

Definition: the sound of a step of someone walking

Usage: he heard footsteps on the porch

Main entry: footstep, pace, step, stride

Definition: the distance covered by a step

Usage: he stepped off ten paces from the old tree and began to dig

Main entry: step, stone's throw

Definition: a short distance

Usage: it's only a step to the drugstore

Main entry: step, gradation

Definition: relative position in a graded series

Usage: always a step behind; subtle gradations in color; keep in step with the fashions

Definitions for (verb) step

Main entry: step

Definition: 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

Main entry: pace, step

Definition: measure (distances) by pacing

Usage: step off ten yards

Main entry: step

Definition: place (a ship's mast) in its step

Main entry: step

Definition: shift or move by taking a step

Usage: step back

Main entry: tread, step

Definition: put down or press the foot, place the foot

Usage: For fools rush in where angels fear to tread; step on the brake

Main entry: step

Definition: walk a short distance to a specified place or in a specified manner

Usage: step over to the blackboard

Main entry: step

Definition: move with one's feet in a specific manner

Usage: step lively

Main entry: step

Definition: furnish with steps

Usage: The architect wants to step the terrace

Main entry: ill-treat, ill-use, mistreat, maltreat, abuse, step

Definition: treat badly

Usage: This boss abuses his workers; She is always stepping on others to get ahead

Main entry: step

Definition: cause (a computer) to execute a single command

Visual thesaurus for step