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Oxford dictionary definition of the word step:
1an act or movement of putting one leg in front of the other in walking or running:
Ron took a step back
she turned and retraced her steps
the distance covered by a step:
Richard came a couple of steps nearer
[usually in singular] a person’s particular way of walking:
she left the room with a springy step
each of the sequences of movement of the feet which make up a dance.
a short or easily walked distance:
the market is only a short step from the lake
2a flat surface, especially one in a series, on which to place one’s foot when moving from one level to another:
the bottom step of the staircase
a flight of marble steps
there was a pint of milk on the step
a rung of a ladder.
(steps or a pair of steps) British a stepladder:
the steps are in the outhouse
[mass noun] step aerobics:
a step class
Climbing a foothold cut in a slope of ice.
3a measure or action, especially one of a series taken in order to deal with or achieve a particular thing:
the government must take steps to discourage age discrimination
a major step forward in the fight against terrorism
a stage in a gradual process:
sales are up, which is a step in the right direction
a particular position or grade on an ascending or hierarchical scale:
the first step on the managerial ladder
4 Music, North American an interval in a scale; a tone (whole step) or semitone (half step).
5 Physics an abrupt change in the value of a quantity, especially voltage.
6a block fixed to a boat’s keel in order to take the base of a mast or other fitting.
verb (steps, stepping, stepped)
1 [no object, with adverbial] lift and set down one’s foot or one foot after the other in order to walk somewhere or move to a new position:
Claudia tried to step back
I accidentally stepped on his foot
[as imperative] used as a polite or deferential way of asking someone to walk a short distance for a particular purpose:
please step this way
(step it) dated perform a dance:
they stepped it down the room between the lines of dancers
take a particular course of action:
he stepped out of retirement to answer an SOS call from his old club
2 [with object] Nautical set up (a mast) in its step.