Pronunciation: stēpt
a.1.Bright; glittering; fiery.
His eyen steep, and rolling in his head.
- Chaucer.
v. t.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Steeped (stēpt); p. pr. & vb. n. Steeping.]
Let fancy still my sense in Lethe steep.
- Shak.
In refreshing dew to steep
The little, trembling flowers.
- Wordsworth.
v. i.1.To undergo the process of soaking in a liquid; as, the tea is steeping.
n.1.Something steeped, or used in steeping; a fertilizing liquid to hasten the germination of seeds.
2.A rennet bag.
a.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 easily reached; lofty; elevated; high.
3.Excessive; as, a steep price.
n.1.A precipitous place, hill, mountain, rock, or ascent; any elevated object sloping with a large angle to the plane of the horizon; a precipice.
Noun1.steep - a steep place (as on a hill)
Verb1.steep - engross (oneself) fully; "He immersed himself into his studies"
2.steep - let sit in a liquid to extract a flavor or to cleanse; "steep the blossoms in oil"; "steep the fruit in alcohol"
Synonyms: infuse
Adj.1.steep - having a sharp inclination; "the steep attic stairs"; "steep cliffs"
gradual - of a topographical gradient; not steep or abrupt; "a gradual slope"
2.steep - greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation; "exorbitant rent"; "extortionate prices"; "spends an outrageous amount on entertainment"; "usorious interest rate"; "unconscionable spending"
3.steep - of a slope; set at a high angle; "note the steep incline"; "a steep roof sheds snow"
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