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step

step

 
pronunciation:
step
parts of speech:
noun, verb
phrases:
in step
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the movement made by lifting one foot and putting it down in another place; motion used in walking.
He took a step toward the door.
synonyms:
footstep, pace
similar words:
walk
definition 2: the distance traveled in one such movement.
My office is three steps down the hall from yours.
synonyms:
pace
definition 3: a raised surface to place the foot on when going up or down; stair.
He walked up the steps and knocked on the door.
synonyms:
stair
definition 4: the sound made when walking.
She heard steps on the front porch.
synonyms:
footstep, tread
definition 5: a fixed pace, rhythm, or pattern used in dancing or other types of movement.
We learned a new step in ballet class.
synonyms:
movement
definition 6: an act or stage in a series.
Follow the steps carefully in putting together the bicycle.
synonyms:
procedure, stage
similar words:
degree, jump
phrase: in step
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: stepped, stepping, steps
definition 1: to move by taking one or a few steps.
I stepped to the other side of the room.
synonyms:
tread, walk
similar words:
amble, move, pace, shuffle, stalk, stride, stroll, tramp, trudge
definition 2: to place the foot down.
He stepped on an ant.
similar words:
stamp, stomp, tramp, trample
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