adjective, steep·er, steep·est.
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Origin of steep1
OTHER WORDS FROM steepsteeply, adverbsteepness, noun
Words nearby steep
Definition for steep (2 of 2)
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of steep2
OTHER WORDS FROM steepsteeper, nounun·steeped, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for steep
They have placed the work in a way that allows visitors to steep themselves in the outdoors and to respond, without feeling herded or driven, to the moods of forest and hill, snow and sunlight.Sculpture parks are a great way to see art during a pandemic. Here’s why some are better than others.|Sebastian Smee|February 11, 2021|Washington Post
The angle on the way down is so steep, you brace yourself on the seat in front of you as if you’re doing a push-up.The Strange Allure of a Flight to Nowhere (and Other Places We're Desperate to Go)|Susanna Schrobsdorff|February 7, 2021|Time
The Rafferty Lift takes me to the resort’s main intermediate area, but the runs back to the bottom are steeper than any advanced run I’ve seen before.
Once you reach adulthood, you typically start losing about one percent of your strength per year, with a steeper decline in your 60s and beyond.
She pushed Nicholas Gross to set steep goals, but she also encouraged him to prioritize others before himself.A sick mother, a loving son, a signed Ovechkin jersey — and how the Caps tried to help|Kyle Melnick|February 1, 2021|Washington Post
Rising up from scooping bay, the steep topography—hemmed by hills of evergreens—promises panoramas at practically every turn.
But just up the steep river bank and through the brush is an opening.
In Sierra Leone, the WHO report reads, “steep increases persist.”Jail Threats for Sierra Leone Ebola Victims’ Families|Abby Haglage|December 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Sure, some churches are expanding, but overall, your way of life is in steep decline.
We gazed on a residential area of box-like homes stacked on top of one another on a steep hillside.
My station was on the right of the line, where the breastwork, ending in a redoubt, was steep and high.
At the foot of the pass, the valley widened a little, though still with steep, snow-capped cliffs crowding it on either side.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
The tower has four clock faces, pinnacles at the angles, and a steep slate roof and is 120 feet high.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham|Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
On the state-coach went, down the steep, driving the mules madly before it.The Soldier of the Valley|Nelson Lloyd
The others kept on, climbed the short, steep bank, and passed from sight over its rim.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
British Dictionary definitions for steep (1 of 2)
- having or being a slope or gradient approaching the perpendicular
- (as noun)the steep