any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal
"the situation called for strong measures"; "the police took steps to reduce crime"
measure, standard, measuring stick, metre, whole step, quantity, footprint, meter, amount, mensuration, measuring, criterion, stair, whole tone, pace, bill, measurement, bar, footfall, beat, dance step, gradation, cadence, stone's throw, footstep, measuring rod, tone, touchstone, stride, footmark
footstep, pace, step, stride(noun)
the distance covered by a step
"he stepped off ten paces from the old tree and began to dig"
the act of changing location by raising the foot and setting it down
"he walked with unsteady steps"
support consisting of a place to rest the foot while ascending or descending a stairway
"he paused on the bottom step"
relative position in a graded series
"always a step behind"; "subtle gradations in color"; "keep in step with the fashions"
step, stone's throw(noun)
a short distance
"it's only a step to the drugstore"
footfall, footstep, step(noun)
the sound of a step of someone walking
"he heard footsteps on the porch"
tone, whole tone, step, whole step(noun)
a musical interval of two semitones
pure tone, quality, footprint, measure, look, timbre, footfall, tone of voice, smell, stride, dance step, feel, timber, whole tone, note, footstep, pace, spirit, tonicity, tone, gradation, whole step, footmark, flavour, stone's throw, stair, tonus, tincture, feeling, flavor, musical note, tint, shade
footprint, footmark, step(noun)
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 solid block joined to the beams in which the heel of a ship's mast or capstan is fixed
dance step, step(verb)
a sequence of foot movements that make up a particular dance
"he taught them the waltz step"
shift or move by taking a step
put down or press the foot, place the foot
"For fools rush in where angels fear to tread"; "step on the brake"
cause (a computer) to execute a single command
mistreat, maltreat, abuse, ill-use, step, ill-treat(verb)
"This boss abuses his workers"; "She is always stepping on others to get ahead"
furnish with steps
"The architect wants to step the terrace"
move with one's feet in a specific manner
walk a short distance to a specified place or in a specified manner
"step over to the blackboard"
place (a ship's mast) in its step
measure (distances) by pacing
"step off ten yards"
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"
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take something in stride
to cope with something unfortunate without much effort; to accept or manage difficulties well.
he took it in stride when they attempted to ostracize him
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How to use step in a sentence?
Regardless of how they do in the competition the nation will be supporting them every step of the way, they are history makers and are living the dream of every little girl, and boy, in The Scots.
It's an overwhelming victory but it's the first step in what will likely be several more steps.
We're thrilled to move to the next step of the selection process to determine where Democrats will come together to nominate the 45th President of the United States.
The regulator in Saudi is getting more active. From a medium- to long-term perspective, this is a regulatory step in the right direction.
All great masters are chiefly distinguished by the power of adding a second, a third, and perhaps a fourth step in a continuous line. Many a man had taken the first step. With every additional step you enhance immensely the value of you first.
Translations for step
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- قيافة, خطوة, مشيةArabic
- аҙым, эҙ, баҫҡыс, йөрөшBashkir
- pas, petjada, esglaóCatalan, Valencian
- schod, kráčet, příčka, krok, pokládatCzech
- fodspor, gang, trin, trinbræt, trit, skridtDanish
- schreiten, Schritt, Stufe, Sprosse, tretenGerman
- escalón, paso, peldañoSpanish
- astinlauta, kannatinlaakeri, askelma, astella, tikkaat, toimenpide, astua, jalanjälki, askel, kukonaskel, jalusta, nostaa, siirtyäFinnish
- faire un pas, pas, marche, marcherFrench
- thoir, ceumnaich, staidhreScottish Gaelic
- kesmad, tesmad, greeish, caskeimManx
- lépdel, lép, lépésHungarian
- քայլել, քայլ, աստիճանArmenian
- langkah kaki, berjalanIndonesian
- passo, scalinoItalian
- 踏み台, 段, 行程, 立てる, 歩く, ステップ, 踏み出す, 足並み, 度, ひとまたぎ, 足音, 歩き方, 足取り, 段階, 踏む, 足跡, 檣座, 歩, 歩む, 道のり, 踏み入れるJapanese
- pakāpiens, soļot, solisLatvian
- stappen, stap, gaanDutch
- skritt, stegNorwegian
- stopień, chód, zrobić krok, krokPolish
- [[dar]] [[um]] [[passo]], degrau, dar um pulo, etapa, porte, pegada, passo, andaduraPortuguese
- păși, pas, treaptăRomanian
- шагнуть, поступь, след, шаг, ступить, ступень, ступенька, идти, шагать, подножка, ступать, походкаRussian
- sled, korak, stopiti, hoja, korakati, stopinjaSlovene
- fotsteg, fotspår, gångstil, framsteg, steg, gångSwedish
- щабель, хода, крок, сходинкаUkrainian
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