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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb steep:


The word steep is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the adjective steep

What does steep mean as an attribute of a noun?

Steep is one of the top 1000 most common adjectives in the English language.

adjective - degrees: steeper | steepest

  1. having a sharp inclination
  2. greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation
  3. of a slope; set at a high angle
    • examples: note the steep incline | a steep roof sheds snow
    • similar: high

Alternative definition of the adjective steep


  1. Of a near-vertical gradient; of a slope, surface, curve, etc. that proceeds upward at an angle near vertical.
  2. [informal] expensive

Definition of the noun steep

What does steep mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: steeps

  1. a steep place (as on a hill)

Alternative definition of the noun steep


  1. A liquid used in a steeping process

Definition of the verb steep

What does steep mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: steeped | steeping | steeps

  1. devote (oneself) fully to
  2. let sit in a liquid to extract a flavor or to cleanse

Alternative definition of the verb steep


  1. To soak an item (or to be soaked) in liquid in order to gradually add or remove components to or from the item
  2. To be imbued with an abstract quality
  3. [US] and [British] To make tea (or other beverage) by placing leaves in hot water.


"Steep" is a 2007 documentary about extreme skiing written and directed by Mark Obenhaus. Steep explores the history of extreme and Big Mountain Skiing, starting with its roots in 1960s and 1970s North America and Europe, with Bill Briggs' now famous first descent of the Grand Teton, and progressing through to the current day sport.

  • country: United States of America
  • language: English Language
  • genres: Sports, Documentary film
  • rating: PG (USA)
  • released on (7 years ago)


  1. STEEP is a musical group.
  2. Steep is a musical group.

There are other groups with in their name, like Steep Canyon Rangers.


Steep is a village and civil parish in the East Hampshire district of Hampshire, England. It is 1.4 miles north of Petersfield, just off the A3 road.

Phrases with Steep

  1. steep-sided
  2. Steep-Slope Roof
  3. to steep

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Steep

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Google previewDictionary of Upriver Halkomelem (2009)

by Brent Douglas Galloway

Bare Bluffs, a steep slope on the west side of ...

Google previewThe London Encyclopaedia, Or Universal Dictionary of Science, Art, Literature, and Practical Mechanics, Comprisiong a Popular View of the Present State of Knowledge (1837)

Bain bis, or gray steep.–Take a sufficient quantity (ten pails) of the strong barilla water in a tub, and mix with it two pailfuls of sheep's dung; then pour into it two quart bottles of sulphuric acid, one pound of gum-arabic, and one pound of sal ...

Google previewPansegrouw's Crossword Dictionary (1994)

by Louisa Pansegrouw

liner steed horse, charger steed of Nereid seahorse steel beam girder steel joist l-beam steel pipe rod steel plating on ships armour steel shoe solleret steel supporting-beam girder steel wedge free steep abrupt, hilly, immerse, precipitous , ...

Google previewThe Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz (2007)

by the late Leonard Feather, Ira Gitler

JC; Steep.; w. C. Baker (Polyd.; Gal.; Timel.; PW); Konitz (SN; Musi., Steep.); Charles (SN); K. Lightsey; M. D'Ambrosio (Sunny.); ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Manufactures ... (1856)

Embracing in All Nearly Three Thousand Articles on Arts and Sciences by James Smith (author of the Panorama of science and art.)

Step II --Bainbie, or Gray Steep.—Take a sutficient quantity (ten pails) of the strong barilla water in a. tub, and dissolve or dilute in it two pails full of sheep's dung, ...

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Quotes about Steep

Before the gates of excellence the high gods have placed sweat long is the road thereto and rough and steep at first but when the heights are reached, then there is ease, though grievously hard in the winning. (Hesiod)
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Scrabble value of S1T1E1E1P3

The value of this 5-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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