Origin of steep1
OTHER WORDS FROM steepsteeply, adverbsteepness, noun
Other definitions for steep (2 of 2)
Origin of steep2
OTHER WORDS FROM steepsteeper, nounun·steeped, adjective
How to use steep in a sentence
The steepest, and one of the most famous, the Bremmer “Calmont,” is 68 degrees.
The steepest challenge is ahead—the Republican-controlled House of Representatives.Lindsey Graham Wasn't Afraid to Fight for Immigration Reform|John Avlon|June 28, 2013|DAILY BEAST
We've begun the steepest defense build-down since the end of the Korean war, with likely effects through the whole economy.
It's a good guess that the French-speaking population will report the steepest decline.
It was the steepest one-year percentage drop since the company began collecting data in 1987.
Appearances suggested that on all but the steepest slopes above 23,000 feet the surface was hard snow rather than ice.Mount Everest the Reconnaissance, 1921|Charles Kenneth Howard-Bury
Surely it is the deepest, the steepest, and the greenest cleugh that is shone on by the sun!Angling Sketches|Andrew Lang
Half-way up the steepest part of the pass he saw in the dusk a figure pausing—the single person on the incline.The Well-Beloved|Thomas Hardy
It is known far and wide as being the steepest and the most difficult hill for autos to climb for miles and miles around.Billy Whiskers' Adventures|Frances Trego Montgomery
Fixed high on the steepest face of the cliff, the gem had long defied the search of the most daring climbers.Earth's Enigmas|Charles G. D. Roberts
British Dictionary definitions for steep (1 of 2)
- having or being a slope or gradient approaching the perpendicular
- (as noun)the steep