1. Any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal (synset 100175261)
    "the situation called for strong measures"; "the police took steps to reduce crime"
  2. The distance covered by a step (synset 113779389)
    "he stepped off ten paces from the old tree and began to dig"
  3. The act of changing location by raising the foot and setting it down (synset 100286401)
    "he walked with unsteady steps"
  4. Support consisting of a place to rest the foot while ascending or descending a stairway (synset 104322052)
    "he paused on the bottom step"
  5. Relative position in a graded series (synset 114453034)
    "always a step behind"; "subtle gradations in color"; "keep in step with the fashions"
  6. A short distance (synset 113784719)
    "it's only a step to the drugstore"
  7. The sound of a step of someone walking (synset 107398423)
    "he heard footsteps on the porch"
  8. A musical interval of two semitones (synset 106872106)
  9. A mark of a foot or shoe on a surface (synset 106657802)
    "the police made casts of the footprints in the soft earth outside the window"
  10. A solid block joined to the beams in which the heel of a ship's mast or capstan is fixed (synset 104322323)
  11. A sequence of foot movements that make up a particular dance (synset 100534959)
    "he taught them the waltz step"
  1. Shift or move by taking a step (synset 201932791)
    "step back"
  2. Put down or press the foot, place the foot (synset 202095677)
    "For fools rush in where angels fear to tread"; "step on the brake"
  3. Cause (a computer) to execute a single command (synset 202569531)
  4. Treat badly (synset 202522260)
    "This boss abuses his workers"; "She is always stepping on others to get ahead"
  5. Furnish with steps (synset 202335243)
    "The architect wants to step the terrace"
  6. Move with one's feet in a specific manner (synset 202096152)
    "step lively"
  7. Walk a short distance to a specified place or in a specified manner (synset 202095956)
    "step over to the blackboard"
  8. Place (a ship's mast) in its step (synset 201259051)
  9. Measure (distances) by pacing (synset 200491658)
    "step off ten yards"
  10. Move or proceed as if by steps into a new situation (synset 200124467)
    "She stepped into a life of luxury"; "he won't step into his father's footsteps"

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