What does steep mean?

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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"

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

  10. Origin: [OE. stepen, probably fr. Icel. steypa to cause to stoop, cast down, pour out, to cast metals, causative of stpa to stoop; cf. Sw. stpa to cast, to steep, Dan. stbe, D. & G. stippen to steep, to dip. Cf. Stoop, v. i.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Steep

    stēp, adj. rising or descending with great inclination: precipitous: difficult, excessive, exorbitant.—n. a precipitous place: a precipice.—adj. Steep′-down (Shak.), deep and precipitous.—v.i. Steep′en, to become steep.—ns. Steep′iness, Steep′ness, the state or quality of being steep.—adv. Steep′ly.—adj. Steep′y, steep. [A.S. steáp; Ice. steypthr.]

  2. Steep

    stēp, v.t. to dip or soak in a liquid: to imbue.—n. something steeped or used in steeping: a fertilising liquid for seed: rennet.—n. Steep′er, a vessel in which articles are steeped. [Scand., Ice. steypa, to make to stoop, pour out, causal of stúpa, to stoop.]

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  1. Adjectives Frequency

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

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How to say steep in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of steep in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of steep in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of steep in a Sentence

  1. Judge David Sentelle:

    You have a steep hill to climb.

  2. Michel de Montaigne:

    Virtue craves a steep and thorny path.

  3. Virgil:

    Steep thyself in a bowl of summertime.

  4. William Shakespeare:

    To climb steep hills requires slow pace at first.

  5. Bhim Bahadur Gurung:

    The pathways are steep and filled with rocks and stones.

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