Noun Definition


1.Definition: a mark of a foot or shoe on a surface

Related Noun(s):footmark, footprint

Category: General

2.Definition: a musical interval of two semitones

Related Noun(s):tone

Category: General

3.Definition: a sequence of foot movements that make up a particular dance

"He taught them the waltz step"

Category: General

4.Definition: a short distance

"It's only a step to the drugstore"

Category: General

5.Definition: a solid block joined to the beams in which the heel of a ship's mast or capstan is fixed

Category: Objects

6.Definition: any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal

"The situation called for strong measures", "The police took steps to reduce crime"

Related Noun(s):measure

Category: General

7.Definition: relative position in a graded series

"Always a step behind", "Subtle gradations in color", "Keep in step with the fashions"

Related Noun(s):gradation

Category: General

8.Definition: support consisting of a place to rest the foot while ascending or descending a stairway

"He paused on the bottom step"

Related Noun(s):stair

Category: Objects

9.Definition: the act of changing location by raising the foot and setting it down

"He walked with unsteady steps"

Category: General

10.Definition: the distance covered by a step

"He stepped off ten paces from the old tree and began to dig"

Related Noun(s):footstep, pace, stride

Category: General

11.Definition: the sound of a step of someone walking

"He heard footsteps on the porch"

Related Noun(s):footfall, footstep

Category: General