adjective, steep·er, steep·est.
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Origin of steep1
OTHER WORDS FROM steepsteeply, adverbsteepness, noun
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
Which is lucky: we can see the gaps in the disk more clearly than if the disk were at a steeper angle.
That number still remains below 2000 levels, with renter income falling an even steeper 13 percent.The Rent Bubble Is Going to Blow Up Across the Country|John Surico|April 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In an age of better, faster, stronger, competition is steep—and getting steeper.
The drop-off is even steeper over the past 30 years: in 1982 the number was 56.4 percent.How We Read Now: 10 Facts from the National Endowment for the Arts Report|Thomas Flynn|September 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The rigged system of redistricting makes her already uphill climb that much steeper.South Carolina Special Election Has All the Makings of a Scandal-Filled Telenovela|John Avlon|April 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The mountain slope had been steadily growing steeper beneath them, and they had not yet reached the bench.The Gold Trail|Harold Bindloss
It was a clean fetch back, but the wind was heavier and the sea steeper than on coming over.Yachting Vol. 2|Various.
The path dwindled to a mere track, and the climbing became steeper still.The Animal Story Book|Various
As the path under the firs grew steeper still, John Willie wondered whether she would have kept her word to him.Mushroom Town|Oliver Onions
At length we followed the path up a steeper rise crowned by two chortens between which it passes.Mount Everest the Reconnaissance, 1921|Charles Kenneth Howard-Bury
British Dictionary definitions for steep (1 of 2)
- having or being a slope or gradient approaching the perpendicular
- (as noun)the steep