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Definition of Step

Step

  1. At Eton College, England, a shallow step dividing the court into an inner and an outer portion.
  2. 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.
  3. To walk; to go on foot; esp., to walk a little distance; as, to step to one of the neighbors.
  4. To walk slowly, gravely, or resolutely.
  5. Fig.: To move mentally; to go in imagination.
  6. To set, as the foot.
  7. To fix the foot of (a mast) in its step; to erect.
  8. An advance or movement made by one removal of the foot; a pace.
  9. A rest, or one of a set of rests, for the foot in ascending or descending, as a stair, or a round of a ladder.
  10. 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 steps.
  11. A small space or distance; as, it is but a step.
  12. A print of the foot; a footstep; a footprint; track.
  13. Gait; manner of walking; as, the approach of a man is often known by his step.
  14. Proceeding; measure; action; an act.
  15. Walk; passage.
  16. A portable framework of stairs, much used indoors in reaching to a high position.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. A bearing in which the lower extremity of a spindle or a vertical shaft revolves.
  20. The intervak between two contiguous degrees of the csale.
  21. A change of position effected by a motion of translation.

Step Quotations

Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
Lao Tzu

Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase. - Martin Luther King, Jr.
Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable... Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.
Tony Robbins

Step by step and the thing is done. - Charles Atlas
Step by step and the thing is done.
Charles Atlas
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Step Translations

step in Dutch is lopen, stappen, treden, schrijden
step in Finnish is askel, porras
step in French is marche
step in German is Ablaufschritt, Schritt, Stufe, schritt
step in Italian is passo, procedere, gradino
step in Portuguese is etapa
step in Spanish is escalon