Definition of Steep

1. Noun. A steep place (as on a hill).




2. Verb. Devote (oneself) fully to. "He immersed himself into his studies"
Exact synonyms: Absorb, Engross, Engulf, Immerse, Plunge, Soak Up
Related verbs: Immerse, Plunge
Generic synonyms: Center, Centre, Concentrate, Focus, Pore, Rivet
Specialized synonyms: Drink, Drink In
Derivative terms: Absorption, Engrossment, Engrossment, Engrossment, Immersion

3. Adjective. Having a sharp inclination. "Steep cliffs"

4. Verb. Let sit in a liquid to extract a flavor or to cleanse. "Steep the fruit in alcohol"
Exact synonyms: Infuse
Specialized synonyms: Marinade, Marinate, Decoct, Infuse, Draw
Related verbs: Infuse
Generic synonyms: Imbue, Soak
Derivative terms: Steeper

5. Adjective. Greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation. "Unconscionable spending"

6. Adjective. Of a slope; set at a high angle. "A steep roof sheds snow"
Similar to: High
Derivative terms: Steepness

Definition of Steep

1. a. Bright; glittering; fiery.

2. v. t. 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. v. i. To undergo the process of soaking in a liquid; as, the tea is steeping.

4. n. Something steeped, or used in steeping; a fertilizing liquid to hasten the germination of seeds.

5. a. 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.

6. n. A precipitous place, hill, mountain, rock, or ascent; any elevated object sloping with a large angle to the plane of the horizon; a precipice.

Definition of Steep

1. Adjective. Of a near-vertical gradient; of a slope, surface, curve, etc. that proceeds upward at an angle near vertical. ¹

2. Adjective. (informal) expensive ¹

3. Verb. To soak an item (or to be soaked) in liquid in order to gradually add or remove components to or from the item ¹

4. Verb. To be imbued with an abstract quality ¹

5. Verb. To make tea (or other beverage) by placing leaves in hot water. ¹

6. Noun. A liquid used in a steeping process ¹

7. Noun. B escarpment ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Steep

1. inclined sharply [adj STEEPER, STEEPEST] / to soak in a liquid [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Steep

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steep (current term)
steep-slope roof
steep-slope roofs
steep-slope rooves
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steepeup
steepie
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Literary usage of Steep

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Journal by United States Congress Senate (1895)
"ELECTRICAL steep-GRADE TRACTION IN EUROPE. By CS Du RICHE PRELLER, MA, Ph.D., ... CABLE TRACTION. s Up to a recent period, steep-grade cable railways in ..."

2. Bulletin (1906)
"1 New York maximum grade is 5 or 6%. New Jersey maximum grade is 6%. Michigan maximum grade is 6%. On steep grades the velocity and consequent cutting power ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1911)
"The We lin screw is largely used in the United States, but in heavy RUM the ordinary cone (not " steep cone ") de Bange obturator is ..."

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