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Definition of Steep


  1. Bright; glittering; fiery.
  2. To soak in a liquid; to macerate; to extract the essence of by soaking; as, to soften seed by steeping it in water. Often used figuratively.
  3. To undergo the process of soaking in a liquid; as, the tea is steeping.
  4. Something steeped, or used in steeping; a fertilizing liquid to hasten the germination of seeds.
  5. A rennet bag.
  6. Making a large angle with the plane of the horizon; ascending or descending rapidly with respect to a horizontal line or a level; precipitous; as, a steep hill or mountain; a steep roof; a steep ascent; a steep declivity; a steep barometric gradient.
  7. Difficult of access; not easy reached; lofty; elevated; high.
  8. Excessive; as, a steep price.
  9. A precipitous place, hill, mountain, rock, or ascent; any elevated object sloping with a large angle to the plane of the horizon; a precipice.

Steep Quotations

Remember when life's path is steep to keep your mind even. - Horace
Remember when life's path is steep to keep your mind even.

Switzerland is a small, steep country, much more up and down than sideways, and is all stuck over with large brown hotels built on the cuckoo clock style of architecture.
Ernest Hemingway

Oh, my ways are strange ways and new ways and old ways, And deep ways and steep ways and high ways and low, I'm at home and at ease on a track that I know not, And restless and lost on a road that I know.
Henry Lawson

When love beckons to you, follow him, Though his ways are hard and steep. And when his wings enfold you yield to him, Though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you.
Khalil Gibran

Possessed with a full confidence of the certain success which British valor must gain over such enemies, I have led you up these steep and dangerous rocks, only solicitous to show you the foe within your reach.
James Wolfe
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Steep Translations

steep in Danish is stejl
steep in Dutch is steil
steep in French is raide
steep in Italian is erto
steep in Latin is imbuo
steep in Spanish is escarpado, despe adizo
steep in Swedish is stup, brant
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