Synonyms for step

Synonyms for (noun) step

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: maneuver, manoeuvre, tactical maneuver, tactical manoeuvre

Definition: a move made to gain a tactical end


Synonyms: step

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

Usage: he walked with unsteady steps

Similar words: locomotion, travel

Definition: self-propelled movement


Synonyms: step, dance step

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

Usage: he taught them the waltz step

Similar words: locomotion, travel

Definition: self-propelled movement


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: support

Definition: any device that bears the weight of another thing

Usage: there was no place to attach supports for a shelf


Synonyms: step

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

Similar words: block

Definition: a solid piece of something (usually having flat rectangular sides)

Usage: the pyramids were built with large stone blocks


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: mark, print

Definition: a visible indication made on a surface

Usage: some previous reader had covered the pages with dozens of marks; paw prints were everywhere


Synonyms: step, tone, whole step, whole tone

Definition: a musical interval of two semitones

Similar words: musical interval, interval

Definition: the difference in pitch between two notes


Synonyms: footfall, footstep, step

Definition: the sound of a step of someone walking

Usage: he heard footsteps on the porch

Similar words: sound

Definition: the sudden occurrence of an audible event

Usage: the sound awakened them


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: indefinite quantity

Definition: an estimated quantity


Synonyms: step, stone's throw

Definition: a short distance

Usage: it's only a step to the drugstore

Similar words: small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity

Definition: an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude


Synonyms: step, gradation

Definition: relative position in a graded series

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

Similar words: rank

Definition: relative status

Usage: his salary was determined by his rank and seniority

Synonyms for (verb) step

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: move

Definition: go or proceed from one point to another

Usage: the debate moved from family values to the economy


Synonyms: pace, step

Definition: measure (distances) by pacing

Usage: step off ten yards

Similar words: measure, quantify

Definition: express as a number or measure or quantity

Usage: Can you quantify your results?


Synonyms: step

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

Similar words: put, place, pose, position, set, lay

Definition: put into a certain place or abstract location

Usage: Put your things here; Set the tray down; Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children; Place emphasis on a certain point


Synonyms: step

Definition: shift or move by taking a step

Usage: step back

Similar words: go, locomote, travel, move

Definition: change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

Usage: How fast does your new car go?; We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus; The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect; The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell; news travelled fast


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: go, locomote, travel, move

Definition: change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

Usage: How fast does your new car go?; We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus; The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect; The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell; news travelled fast


Synonyms: step

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

Usage: step over to the blackboard

Similar words: walk

Definition: use one's feet to advance; advance by steps

Usage: Walk, don't run!; We walked instead of driving; She walks with a slight limp; The patient cannot walk yet; Walk over to the cabinet


Synonyms: step

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

Usage: step lively

Similar words: go, locomote, travel, move

Definition: change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

Usage: How fast does your new car go?; We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus; The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect; The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell; news travelled fast


Synonyms: step

Definition: furnish with steps

Usage: The architect wants to step the terrace

Similar words: supply, render, provide, furnish

Definition: give something useful or necessary to

Usage: We provided the room with an electrical heater


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: do by, treat, handle

Definition: interact in a certain way

Usage: Do right by her; Treat him with caution, please; Handle the press reporters gently


Synonyms: step

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

Similar words: run, execute

Definition: carry out a process or program, as on a computer or a machine

Usage: Run the dishwasher; run a new program on the Mac; the computer executed the instruction