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Definition of "step" []

  • The single complete movement of raising one foot and putting it down in another spot, as in walking. (noun)
  • A manner of walking; a particular gait. (noun)
  • A fixed rhythm or pace, as in marching: keep step. (noun)
  • The sound of a footstep. (noun)
  • A footprint: steps in the mud. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "step" in a sentence
  • "In Europe, generations and centuries prepared the way for this novelty; medieval philosophy and theocratic organization had been transformed step by step…."
  • "_Following meant keeping in step with God, never missing step_."
  • "Alice knew his step, she knew _his horse's step_ too well; she had raised herself up and stretched out both arms towards him before he entered."