Definition of step

Scrabble & Words with friends points


  • step is a valid Scrabble US word with a point value of 6
  • step is a valid Scrabble UK word with a point value of 6
  • step is a valid Words with friends word with a point value of 7

Definition of step


  • treat badly (verb)

    Examples

    1. She is always stepping on others to get ahead

    Synonyms

    1. abuse
    2. ill-treat
    3. ill-use
    4. maltreat
    5. mistreat
  • any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal (noun)

    Examples

    1. the police took steps to reduce crime

    Synonyms

    1. measure
  • a short distance (noun)

    Examples

    1. it's only a step to the drugstore

    Synonyms

    1. stone's throw
  • a sequence of foot movements that make up a particular dance (noun)

    Examples

    1. he taught them the waltz step

    Synonyms

    1. dance step
  • relative position in a graded series (noun)

    Examples

    1. always a step behind
    2. keep in step with the fashions

    Synonyms

    1. gradation
  • a musical interval of two semitones (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. tone
    2. whole step
    3. whole tone
  • a mark of a foot or shoe on a surface (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. footmark
    2. footprint
  • measure (distances) by pacing (verb)

    Examples

    1. step off ten yards

    Synonyms

    1. pace
  • the sound of a step of someone walking (noun)

    Examples

    1. he heard footsteps on the porch

    Synonyms

    1. footfall
    2. footstep
  • support consisting of a place to rest the foot while ascending or descending a stairway (noun)

    Examples

    1. he paused on the bottom step

    Synonyms

    1. stair
  • put down or press the foot, place the foot (verb)

    Examples

    1. step on the brake

    Synonyms

    1. tread
  • the distance covered by a step (noun)

    Examples

    1. he stepped off ten paces from the old tree and began to dig

    Synonyms

    1. footstep
    2. pace
    3. stride
  • a solid block joined to the beams in which the heel of a ship's mast or capstan is fixed (noun)
  • cause (a computer) to execute a single command (verb)
  • furnish with steps (verb)

    Examples

    1. The architect wants to step the terrace
  • move or proceed as if by steps into a new situation (verb)

    Examples

    1. She stepped into a life of luxury
    2. he won't step into his father's footsteps
  • move with one's feet in a specific manner (verb)

    Examples

    1. step lively
  • place (a ship's mast) in its step (verb)
  • shift or move by taking a step (verb)

    Examples

    1. step back
  • the act of changing location by raising the foot and setting it down (noun)

    Examples

    1. he walked with unsteady steps
  • walk a short distance to a specified place or in a specified manner (verb)

    Examples

    1. step over to the blackboard

See definition of step in Merriam Webster

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