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?
Hey, I'm not leaving you, i'm gon na be with you. Right here. Every day. Every day you're out there and living and you're fighting -- because you always keep fighting, you hear me ? I'll be there. Every step.
Don’t just GO through life, GROW through it. For Life comes to you only once . . . never to return! Climb the Ladder of Life, step by step. -RVM
A rational, refined, streamlined environmental process is actually a huge step further and benefits the environment.
Vaccination is essential in the fight against the pandemic, and we are actively encouraging McDonald’s employees to take this important step.
The works councils of Scania and MAN support this next step because it continues the work done so far.
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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