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Related / Similar Words: measure, dance step, stair, footprint, footmark, tone, whole tone, whole step, footfall, footstep, pace, stride, stone's throw, gradation, tread, mistreat, maltreat, abuse, ill-use, ill-treat

 

Definition:
  • any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal; "the situation called for strong measures"; "the police took steps to reduce crime";
  • the act of changing location by raising the foot and setting it down; "he walked with unsteady steps";
  • a sequence of foot movements that make up a particular dance; "he taught them the waltz step";
  • support consisting of a place to rest the foot while ascending or descending a stairway; "he paused on the bottom 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;
  • the sound of a step of someone walking; "he heard footsteps on the porch";
  • the distance covered by a step; "he stepped off ten paces from the old tree and began to dig";
  • a short distance; "it''s only a step to the drugstore";
  • relative position in a graded series; "always a step behind"; "subtle gradations in color"; "keep in step with the fashions";
  • 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;
  • shift or move by taking a step; "step back";
  • put down or press the foot, place the foot; "For fools rush in where angels fear to tread"; "step on the brake";
  • 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";
  • cause (a computer) to execute a single command;

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    See Also: step out

     

    Hyponyms: countermeasure, shark repellent, porcupine provision, precaution, safeguard, guard, pace, stride, tread, pas, trip, sidestep, footstep, moonwalk, chasse, sashay, glissade, corbel step, corbie-step, corbiestep, crow step, footprint evidence, tramp, cut, backpedal, step on, tread on, kick around

     

    Part Meronyms: step dancing, hoofing, stairway, staircase, stairs, steps

     

    Derivational Morphology: pace, tread, stride, gradate, rate, rank, range, order, grade, place, stone's throw, footstep, yard, gait, footfall, footprint, footmark, stair, maltreatment, ill-treatment, ill-usage, abuse, abuser, maltreater, mistreatment

     

    Anagrams: sept, pest, Sept

     

    Language Translations:
    Chinese: and   Croatian: korak  
    Danish: skridt   Dutch: stap  
    Estonian: astuma   Finnish: askel and astua  
    French: pas   German: Schritt and treten  
    Greek: βήμα   Hebrew: צעד  
    Hungarian: lép and lépés   Icelandic: skref  
    Italian: passo   Japanese: 歩く and 歩み  
    Korean: 단계   Polish: krok  
    Portuguese: passo   Russian: шаг and шагать  
    Slovene: korak   Spanish: caminar and paso  
    Swedish: steg   Turkish: adım  
     
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