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
After steeping in this environment for a year, Sontag became the high priestess of French avant-garde culture.Must Reads: Kennedy, Sontag and Paris, ‘A Partial History of Lost Causes,’ ‘City of Bohane,’ ‘Flatscreen’|Lauren Elkin, Mythili Rao, Drew Toal, Nicholas Mancusi|April 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
All you need to do is shake up the steeping grounds a few hours in.
The next process to which fustians are exposed is steeping in hot water, to take out the dressing paste.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines|Andrew Ure
The wound rankled and became envenomed, steeping his whole soul in bitterness and discontent.Heriot's Choice|Rosa Nouchette Carey
Silk may be dyed crimson, by steeping it in a solution of alum, and then dyeing it in the usual way in a cochineal bath.
Honey is procured by steeping the cones of the Banksia or other melliferous flowers in water.
That made the scandal that had been brewing and steeping and simmering for months all the bigger when finally it came to a boil.The Escape of Mr. Trimm|Irvin S. Cobb
British Dictionary definitions for steep (1 of 2)
- having or being a slope or gradient approaching the perpendicular
- (as noun)the steep