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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

steepstip(adj.; n.)-er, -est

  1. (adj.)having an almost vertical slope or pitch, or a relatively high gradient, as a hill, an ascent, or stairs.

  2. (of a price or amount) unduly high; exorbitant.

  3. high or lofty.

  4. (n.)a steep place; declivity, as of a hill.

Origin of steep:

bef. 900; OE stēap; akin to stoop1



  1. to soak in water or other liquid, as to soften, cleanse, or extract some constituent.

  2. to wet thoroughly in or with a liquid; drench; saturate; imbue.

  3. to saturate with some pervading or absorbing influence or agency:

    an incident steeped in mystery.

  4. (v.i.)to lie soaking in a liquid.

  5. (n.)the act or process of steeping or the state of being steeped.

  6. a liquid in which something is steeped.

Origin of steep:

1350–1400; (v.) ME stepen, obscurely akin to Dan støba, Sw stöpa to steep


Princeton's WordNet

  1. steep(adj)

    a steep place (as on a hill)

  2. steep(adj)

    having a sharp inclination

    "the steep attic stairs"; "steep cliffs"

  3. exorbitant, extortionate, outrageous, steep, unconscionable, usurious(adj)

    greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation

    "exorbitant rent"; "extortionate prices"; "spends an outrageous amount on entertainment"; "usurious interest rate"; "unconscionable spending"

  4. steep(verb)

    of a slope; set at a high angle

    "note the steep incline"; "a steep roof sheds snow"

  5. steep, immerse, engulf, plunge, engross, absorb, soak up(verb)

    devote (oneself) fully to

    "He immersed himself into his studies"

  6. steep, infuse(verb)

    let sit in a liquid to extract a flavor or to cleanse

    "steep the blossoms in oil"; "steep the fruit in alcohol"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. steep(adjective)stip

    ≠ gentle

    a steep hill

  2. steepstip

    ≠ gradual

    a steep rise in prices

Webster Dictionary

  1. Steep(adj)

    bright; glittering; fiery

  2. Steep(verb)

    to soak in a liquid; to macerate; to extract the essence of by soaking; as, to soften seed by steeping it in water. Often used figuratively

  3. Steep(verb)

    to undergo the process of soaking in a liquid; as, the tea is steeping

  4. Steep(noun)

    something steeped, or used in steeping; a fertilizing liquid to hasten the germination of seeds

  5. Steep(noun)

    a rennet bag

  6. Steep(verb)

    making a large angle with the plane of the horizon; ascending or descending rapidly with respect to a horizontal line or a level; precipitous; as, a steep hill or mountain; a steep roof; a steep ascent; a steep declivity; a steep barometric gradient

  7. Steep(verb)

    difficult of access; not easy reached; lofty; elevated; high

  8. Steep(verb)

    excessive; as, a steep price

  9. Steep(noun)

    a precipitous place, hill, mountain, rock, or ascent; any elevated object sloping with a large angle to the plane of the horizon; a precipice

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'steep' in Adjectives Frequency: #664

Translations for steep

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(of eg a hill, stairs etc) rising with a sudden rather than a gradual slope

The hill was too steep for me to cycle up; a steep path; a steep climb.

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