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Definition of Steep

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having a sharp slope, precipitous; expensive, exorbitant; extreme
soak in a liquid, immerse in liquid; saturate, imbue
steep place, place having a sharp slope; immersion in liquid, soaking; liquid in which something is steeped in, liquid in which something is immersed in
Steep Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
English-Latin Online Dictionary
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Steep Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(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.
  
(v. t.)
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.
  
(v. t.)
Excessive; as, a steep price.
  
(v. t.)
Difficult of access; not easy reached; lofty; elevated; high.
  
(v. i.)
To undergo the process of soaking in a liquid; as, the tea is steeping.
  
(n.)
Something steeped, or used in steeping; a fertilizing liquid to hasten the germination of seeds.
  
(n.)
A rennet bag.
  
(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.
  
(a.)
Bright; glittering; fiery.
  
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steep
\steep\, 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. we had on each side naked rocks and mountains broken into a thousand irregular steeps and precipices. bare steeps, where desolation stalks.
steep
\steep\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. steeped (stēpt); p. pr. & vb. n. steeping.] [oe. stepen, probably fr. icel. steypa to cause to stoop, cast down, pour out, to cast metals, causative of stūpa to stoop; cf. sw. st?pa to cast, to steep, dan. st?be, d. & g. stippen to steep, to dip. cf. stoop, 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. let fancy still my sense in lethe steep. in refreshing dew to steep the little, trembling flowers. the learned of the nation were steeped in latin.
steep
\steep\, v. i. to undergo the process of soaking in a liquid; as, the tea is steeping. [colloq.]
steep
\steep\, n.
1. something steeped, or used in steeping; a fertilizing liquid to hasten the germination of seeds.
2. a rennet bag. [prov. eng.]
steep
\steep\, a. [comper. steeper (?); superl. steepest.] [oe. steep, step, as. ste?p; akin to icel. steyp&?;r steep, and stūpa to stoop, sw. stupa to fall, to tilt; cf. ofries. stap high. cf. stoop, v. i., steep, v. t., steeple.] 1. 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.
2. difficult of access; not easy reached; lofty; elevated; high. [obs.]
3. excessive; as, a steep price. [slang]
steep
\steep\ (stēp), a. bright; glittering; fiery. [obs.] his eyen steep, and rolling in his head.
steep
adj
1. having a sharp inclination; "the steep attic stairs"; "steep cliffs" [ant: gradual]
2. greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation; "exorbitant rent"; "extortionate prices"; "spends an outrageous amount on entertainment"; "usorious interest rate"; "unconscionable spending" [syn: exorbitant, extortionate, outrageous, unconscionable, usurious]


3. of a slope; set at a high angle; "note the steep incline"; "a steep roof sheds snow" n : a steep place (as on a hill) v 1: engross (oneself) fully; "he immersed himself into his studies" [syn: immerse, engulf, plunge, engross, absorb, soak up]
2: sit or let sit in boiling water to extract the flavor; "the tea is brewing" [syn: brew, infuse]




JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Affwys = n. a precipice, a. steep
Dibyn = n. a steep, a hanging
Ewinallt = n. a steep cliff
Gorddisgyn = n. a steep pitch
Llechwedd = n. a flat aspect; side of the head; the steep or shelving of a hill
Palis = n. a pale, a wainscot; the steep of a rock
Serth = n. tendency, a steep
Serthu = v. to make steep; to grow steep; to grow obscenely
Sicio = v. to steep, to soak
Soegi = v. to steep; to slabber
Traserth = a. extremely steep
Trywytho = v. to steep in lie
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. a steep place (as on a hill)
(hypernym) descent, declivity, fall, decline, declination, declension, downslope

Verb
1. engross (oneself) fully; "He immersed himself into his studies"
(synonym) immerse, engulf, plunge, engross, absorb, soak up
(hypernym) concentrate, focus, center, centre, pore, rivet
(hyponym) drink in, drink
(verb-group) plunge, immerse
2. let sit in a liquid to extract a flavor or to cleanse; "steep the blossoms in oil"; "steep the fruit in alcohol"
(synonym) infuse
(hypernym) soak, imbue
(hyponym) marinade, marinate
(verb-group) infuse
(derivation) steeper

Adjective
1. having a sharp inclination; "the steep attic stairs"; "steep cliffs"
(antonym) gradual
(similar) abrupt, precipitous, sharp
(see-also) vertical, perpendicular
2. greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation; "exorbitant rent"; "extortionate prices"; "spends an outrageous amount on entertainment"; "usorious interest rate"; "unconscionable spending"
(synonym) exorbitant, extortionate, outrageous, unconscionable, usurious
(similar) immoderate
3. of a slope; set at a high angle; "note the steep incline"; "a steep roof sheds snow"
(similar) high
Steep Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
UK Post Codes and Counties
County:  Hampshire
Post Code: GU32
Steep Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Phobia
Fear of precipices
Steep Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
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Steep is a village and civil parish in the East Hampshire district of Hampshire, England. It is north of Petersfield, just off the A3 road.

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