Definitions for steepstip
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
steepstip(adj.; n.)-er, -est
(adj.)having an almost vertical slope or pitch, or a relatively high gradient, as a hill, an ascent, or stairs.
(of a price or amount) unduly high; exorbitant.
high or lofty.
(n.)a steep place; declivity, as of a hill.
Origin of steep:
bef. 900; OE stēap; akin to stoop1
to soak in water or other liquid, as to soften, cleanse, or extract some constituent.
to wet thoroughly in or with a liquid; drench; saturate; imbue.
to saturate with some pervading or absorbing influence or agency:
an incident steeped in mystery.
(v.i.)to lie soaking in a liquid.
(n.)the act or process of steeping or the state of being steeped.
a liquid in which something is steeped.
Origin of steep:
1350–1400; (v.) ME stepen, obscurely akin to Dan støba, Sw stöpa to steep
a steep place (as on a hill)
having a sharp inclination
"the steep attic stairs"; "steep cliffs"
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"
of a slope; set at a high angle
"note the steep incline"; "a steep roof sheds snow"
steep, immerse, engulf, plunge, engross, absorb, soak up(verb)
devote (oneself) fully to
"He immersed himself into his studies"
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
a steep hill
a steep rise in prices
bright; glittering; fiery
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
to undergo the process of soaking in a liquid; as, the tea is steeping
something steeped, or used in steeping; a fertilizing liquid to hasten the germination of seeds
a rennet bag
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
difficult of access; not easy reached; lofty; elevated; high
excessive; as, a steep price
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
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.
- شَديد الإنْحِدارArabic
- escarpadoPortuguese (BR)
- απότομα ανηφορικόςGreek
- दुरारोह, अतिप्रवण, खड़ाHindi
- stāvs; kraujšLatvian
- bratt, steilNorwegian
- ستوغ، ګړنګ وزمه، رېونده: بې اندازه، بې حده ډير زيات، ګړنګ، چړايي، سينه كښPashto
- 陡峭的Chinese (Trad.)
- крутий, стрімкийUkrainian
- عمودی بلندیUrdu
- dốc, dốc đứngVietnamese
- 陡峭的Chinese (Simp.)
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