The definition of steep is having an almost vertical incline.(adjective)
An example of steep is a set of stairs with high steps.
Steep is defined as a place that has an almost vertical incline.(noun)
An example of steep is a flight of stairs going almost straight up.
Steep means to soak in liquid.(verb)
An example of steep is to place a teabag in hot water.
See steep in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < OE steap, lofty, high, akin to OFris steep, MHG stouf, cliff (as in Ger Hohenstaufen) < IE *steup- < base *(s)teu-, to strike, butt > stock, stub, L tundere, to strike
Origin: ME stepen, akin to ON steypa, to overturn, cast (metals), plunge into: for prob. IE base see steep
See steep in American Heritage Dictionary 4
adjective steep·er, steep·est
Origin: Middle English stepe
Origin: , from Old English stēap.
verb steeped, steep·ing, steeps verb, transitive
Origin: Middle English stepen
Origin: , perhaps of Old English origin.
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