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  9  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Step  \Step\,  n.  (Fives) 
  At  Eton  College,  England,  a  shallow  step  dividing  the  court 
  into  an  inner  and  an  outer  portion. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Step  \Step\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Stepped};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Stepping}.]  [AS.  st[ae]ppan;  akin  to  OFries  steppa,  D. 
  stappen  to  step,  stap  a  step,  OHG.  stepfen  to  step,  G.  stapfe 
  a  footstep,  OHG.  stapfo  G.  stufe  a  step  to  step  on  cf  Gr 
  ?  to  shake  about  handle  roughly,  stamp  (?).  Cf  {Stamp},  n. 
  &  a.] 
  1.  To  move  the  foot  in  walking;  to  advance  or  recede  by 
  raising  and  moving  one  of  the  feet  to  another  resting 
  place  or  by  moving  both  feet  in  succession. 
  2.  To  walk;  to  go  on  foot;  esp.,  to  walk  a  little  distance; 
  as  to  step  to  one  of  the  neighbors. 
  3.  To  walk  slowly,  gravely,  or  resolutely. 
  Home  the  swain  retreats,  His  flock  before  him 
  stepping  to  the  fold.  --Thomson. 
  4.  Fig.:  To  move  mentally;  to  go  in  imagination. 
  They  are  stepping  almost  three  thousand  years  back 
  into  the  remotest  antiquity.  --Pope. 
  {To  step  aside},  to  walk  a  little  distance  from  the  rest;  to 
  retire  from  company. 
  {To  step  forth},  to  move  or  come  forth. 
  {To  step}  {in  or  into}. 
  a  To  walk  or  advance  into  a  place  or  state,  or  to 
  advance  suddenly  in 
  Whosoever  then  first  after  the  troubling  of  the 
  water,  stepped  in  was  made  whole  of  whatsoever 
  disease  he  had  --John  v.  4. 
  b  To  enter  for  a  short  time;  as  I  just  stepped  into  the 
  c  To  obtain  possession  without  trouble;  to  enter  upon 
  easily  or  suddenly;  as  to  step  into  an  estate. 
  {To  step  out}. 
  a  (Mil.)  To  increase  the  length,  but  not  the  rapidity, 
  of  the  step,  extending  it  to  thirty-tree  inches. 
  b  To  go  out  for  a  short  distance  or  a  short  time. 
  {To  step  short}  (Mil.),  to  diminish  the  length  or  rapidity  of 
  the  step  according  to  the  established  rules 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Step  \Step\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  set  as  the  foot. 
  2.  (Naut.)  To  fix  the  foot  of  (a  mast)  in  its  step;  to  erect. 
  {To  step  off},  to  measure  by  steps,  or  paces;  hence  to 
  divide,  as  a  space,  or  to  form  a  series  of  marks,  by 
  successive  measurements,  as  with  dividers. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Step-  \Step-\  [AS.  ste['o]p-;  akin  to  OFries  stiap-,  stiep-,  D. 
  &  G.  stief-,  OHG.  stiuf-,  Icel.  stj?p-,  Sw  styf-,  and  to  AS 
  [=a]st[=e]pan,  [=a]ste['o]pan,  to  deprive,  bereave,  as 
  children  of  their  parents,  OHG.  stiufen.] 
  A  prefix  used  before  father,  mother,  brother,  sister,  son, 
  daughter,  child,  etc.,  to  indicate  that  the  person  thus 
  spoken  of  is  not  a  blood  relative,  but  is  a  relative  by  the 
  marriage  of  a  parent;  as  a  stepmother  to  X  is  the  wife  of 
  the  father  of  X,  married  by  him  after  the  death  of  the  mother 
  of  X.  See  {Stepchild},  {Stepdaughter},  {Stepson},  etc 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Step  \Step\,  n.  [AS.  st[ae]pe.  See  {Step},  v.  i.] 
  1.  An  advance  or  movement  made  by  one  removal  of  the  foot;  a 
  2.  A  rest,  or  one  of  a  set  of  rests,  for  the  foot  in 
  ascending  or  descending,  as  a  stair,  or  a  round  of  a 
  The  breadth  of  every  single  step  or  stair  should  be 
  never  less  than  one  foot.  --Sir  H. 
  3.  The  space  passed  over  by  one  movement  of  the  foot  in 
  walking  or  running;  as  one  step  is  generally  about  three 
  feet,  but  may  be  more  or  less  Used  also  figuratively  of 
  any  kind  of  progress;  as  he  improved  step  by  step,  or  by 
  To  derive  two  or  three  general  principles  of  motion 
  from  phenomena,  and  afterwards  to  tell  us  how  the 
  properties  and  actions  of  all  corporeal  things 
  follow  from  those  manifest  principles,  would  be  a 
  very  great  step  in  philosophy.  --Sir  I. 
  4.  A  small  space  or  distance;  as  it  is  but  a  step. 
  5.  A  print  of  the  foot;  a  footstep;  a  footprint;  track. 
  6.  Gait;  manner  of  walking;  as  the  approach  of  a  man  is 
  often  known  by  his  step. 
  7.  Proceeding;  measure;  action  an  act 
  The  reputation  of  a  man  depends  on  the  first  steps 
  he  makes  in  the  world.  --Pope. 
  Beware  of  desperate  steps.  The  darkest  day  Live 
  till  to-morrow,  will  have  passed  away  --Cowper. 
  I  have  lately  taken  steps  .  .  .  to  relieve  the  old 
  gentleman's  distresses.  --G.  W.  Cable. 
  8.  pl  Walk;  passage. 
  Conduct  my  steps  to  find  the  fatal  tree.  --Dryden. 
  9.  pl  A  portable  framework  of  stairs,  much  used  indoors  in 
  reaching  to  a  high  position. 
  10.  (Naut.)  In  general,  a  framing  in  wood  or  iron  which  is 
  intended  to  receive  an  upright  shaft;  specif.,  a  block  of 
  wood,  or  a  solid  platform  upon  the  keelson,  supporting 
  the  heel  of  the  mast. 
  11.  (Mach.) 
  a  One  of  a  series  of  offsets,  or  parts  resembling  the 
  steps  of  stairs,  as  one  of  the  series  of  parts  of  a 
  cone  pulley  on  which  the  belt  runs. 
  b  A  bearing  in  which  the  lower  extremity  of  a  spindle 
  or  a  vertical  shaft  revolves. 
  12.  (Mus.)  The  intervak  between  two  contiguous  degrees  of  the 
  Note:  The  word  tone  is  often  used  as  the  name  of  this 
  interval;  but  there  is  evident  incongruity  in  using 
  tone  for  indicating  the  interval  between  tones.  As  the 
  word  scale  is  derived  from  the  Italian  scala,  a  ladder, 
  the  intervals  may  well  be  called  steps. 
  13.  (Kinematics)  A  change  of  position  effected  by  a  motion  of 
  translation.  --W.  K.  Clifford. 
  {Back  step},  {Half  step},  etc  See  under  {Back},  {Half},  etc 
  {Step  grate},  a  form  of  grate  for  holding  fuel,  in  which  the 
  bars  rise  above  one  another  in  the  manner  of  steps. 
  {To  take  steps},  to  take  action  to  move  in  a  matter. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Hop  \Hop\,  n. 
  1.  A  leap  on  one  leg,  as  of  a  boy;  a  leap,  as  of  a  toad;  a 
  jump;  a  spring. 
  2.  A  dance;  esp.,  an  informal  dance  of  ball.  [Colloq.] 
  {Hop},  {skip}  (or  {step}),  {and  jump},  a  game  or  athletic 
  sport  in  which  the  participants  cover  as  much  ground  as 
  possible  by  a  hop,  stride,  and  jump  in  succession. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  any  maneuver  made  as  part  of  progress  toward  a  goal;  "the 
  police  took  steps  to  reduce  crime"  [syn:  {measure}] 
  2:  the  distance  covered  by  a  step;  "he  stepped  off  ten  paces 
  from  the  old  tree  and  began  to  dig"  [syn:  {footstep},  {pace}, 
  3:  the  act  of  changing  location  by  raising  the  foot  and  setting 
  it  down  "he  walked  with  unsteady  steps" 
  4:  a  place  to  rest  the  foot  while  ascending  or  descending  a 
  stairway;  "he  paused  on  the  bottom  step"  [syn:  {stair}] 
  5:  relative  position  in  a  graded  series:  "always  a  step 
  behind";  "subtle  gradations  in  color";  "keep  in  step  with 
  the  fashions"  [syn:  {gradation}] 
  6:  a  short  distance;  "it's  only  a  step  to  the  drugstore" 
  7:  the  sound  of  a  step  of  someone  walking;  "he  heard  footsteps 
  on  the  porch"  [syn:  {footfall},  {footstep}] 
  8:  a  musical  interval  of  two  semitones  [syn:  {tone},  {whole 
  tone},  {whole  step}] 
  9:  a  mark  of  a  foot  or  shoe  on  a  surface;  a  clue  that  someone 
  was  present;  "the  police  made  casts  of  the  footprints  in 
  the  soft  earth  outside  the  window"  [syn:  {footprint},  {footmark}] 
  10:  a  sequence  of  foot  movements  that  make  up  a  particular 
  dance;  "he  taught  them  the  waltz  step"  [syn:  {dance  step}] 
  v  1:  take  a  step 
  2:  put  down  the  foot,  place  the  foot;  "For  fools  rush  in  where 
  angels  fear  to  tread"  [syn:  {tread}] 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
  {Standard  for  the  exchange  of  product  model  data} 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
  STandard  for  the  External  representation  /  Exchange  of  Product  data  definition  (ISO,  DP  10303,  CAD) 

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