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
It’s a moderately difficult six-mile trail to the top and back, and we’ve just arrived at the final stretch, where the ascent gets steep.
You should train your body to complete a steep 20-odd-mile hike with a heavy pack.
It’s a laughably easy place to work while still maintaining a steep, upward trajectory.
In a time when consensus can seem elusive, county residents are largely in agreement that steep housing costs and homelessness crisis are among the region’s foremost problems.Morning Report: Residents Gravely Concerned About Housing|Voice of San Diego|October 30, 2020|Voice of San Diego
That amounts to 14 million square feet in office space losses, the steepest decline since 2009, according to the report.With offices closed, WeWork and other coworking spaces jump on market opportunity|Alyssa Newcomb|October 24, 2020|Fortune
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.
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
It is called samourah, and the pulp inside is easily extracted, by steeping it for a few days in water.Wanderings in South America|Charles Waterton
He regained the service-room to find Brand steeping the remains of his biscuit in an almost empty cup.The Pillar of Light|Louis Tracy
But is not a thing called hard that cannot be ground thin; white, if steeping will not turn it black?The Sayings Of Confucius|Confucius
Afterwards the skin is dressed, by rubbing it with lime and salt, and steeping it in the waters of the Dead Sea.Bible Animals;|J. G. Wood
British Dictionary definitions for steep (1 of 2)
- having or being a slope or gradient approaching the perpendicular
- (as noun)the steep