Definitions of STEP in various dictionaries:
any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal
the distance covered by a step
the act of changing location by raising the foot and setting it down
support consisting of a place to rest the foot while ascending or descending a stairway
relative position in a graded series
a short distance
the sound of a step of someone walking
a musical interval of two semitones
a mark of a foot or shoe on a surface
a solid block joined to the beams in which the heel of a ship's mast or capstan is fixed
a sequence of foot movements that make up a particular dance
shift or move by taking a step
put down or press the foot, place the foot
cause (a computer) to execute a single command
furnish with steps
move with one's feet in a specific manner
walk a short distance to a specified place or in a specified manner
place (a ship's mast) in its step
measure (distances) by pacing
move or proceed as if by steps into a new situation
The single complete movement of raising one foot and putting it down in another spot, as in walking.
A manner of walking; a particular gait.
A fixed rhythm or pace, as in marching: keep step.
The sound of a footstep.
A footprint: steps in the mud.
The distance traversed by moving one foot ahead of the other.
A very short distance: just a step away.
A rest for the foot in ascending or descending.
Something, such as a ledge or an offset, that resembles a step of a stairway.
One of a series of actions, processes, or measures taken to achieve a goal.
A stage in a process: followed every step in the instructions.
A degree in progress or a grade or rank in a scale: a step up in the corporate hierarchy.
The interval that separates two successive tones of a scale.
The block in which the heel of a mast is fixed.
To put or press the foot: step on the gas.
To shift or move slightly by taking a step or two: step back.
To walk a short distance to a specified place or in a specified direction: step over to the corner.
To move with the feet in a particular manner: step lively.
To move into a new situation by or as if by taking a single step: stepping into a life of ease.
To treat with arrogant indifference: He is always stepping on other people.
To put or set (the foot) down: step foot on land.
To measure by pacing: step off ten yards.
To furnish with steps; make steps in: terraces that are stepped along the hillside.
To cause (a computer) to execute a single instruction.
To place (a mast) in its step.
To resign from a high post.
To reduce, especially in stages: stepping down the electric power.
To enter into an activity or a situation.
To walk briskly.
To go outside for a short time.
To go out for a special evening of entertainment.
To withdraw; quit.
To increase, especially in stages: step up production.
To come forward: step up and be counted.
Moving in rhythm.
In conformity with one’s environment: in step with the times.
Not moving in rhythm: recruits marching out of step.
To go faster; hurry.
verb - to move by lifting the foot and setting it down in another place