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
The Wrangler Rubicon is generally accepted to be the most capable 4x4 currently available, that the Hummer EV is able to offer such significantly steeper angles is simply extraordinary.A First Look at the 2022 GMC Hummer EV (It's Awesome)|Wes Siler|October 21, 2020|Outside Online
The Total Chaos upper control arms facilitate additional drop travel using a high-angle uniball that can achieve a steeper angle to the spindle than stock items.
Nevertheless, that would be the steepest fall since Q2 of 2009 in the depths of the financial crisis.As earnings season kicks off, only 48% of companies have resumed giving investors guidance|Shawn Tully|October 12, 2020|Fortune
This next sentence might seem like a non-sequitur, but it would make sense to anyone steeped in the alternative story.Pence’s allegations about Hillary Clinton: A guide for the perplexed|Glenn Kessler|October 9, 2020|Washington Post
Meanwhile, suburban moms steeped in online health propaganda are printing out Facebook memes and showing up maskless to stores, camera in hand and hell-bent on forcing low-paid retail workers to let them shop anyway.
To this evil the darkness and steepness of the streets mainly contribute, by furnishing almost a certainty of escape.Journal of a Voyage to Brazil|Maria Graham
The steepness was such that to climb it unencumbered was a breathless business; the linen made her task a cruelty to her.The Well-Beloved|Thomas Hardy
They were obliged to carry their skees, on account both of the steepness of the slope and the density of the underbrush.Boyhood in Norway|Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen
It stands on the summit of a round hill, and from the steepness of its sides is capable of being made very strong.Letters from Palestine|J. D. Paxton
Lower down, where the steepness is not so great, the elevations much exceed 178 the depressions.Letters from the Alleghany Mountains|Charles Lanman
British Dictionary definitions for steep (1 of 2)
- having or being a slope or gradient approaching the perpendicular
- (as noun)the steep