Key: "S:" = Show Synset (semantic) relations, "W:" = Show Word (lexical) relations
Display options for sense: (gloss) "an example sentence"
- S: (n) measure, step (any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal) "the situation called for strong measures"; "the police took steps to reduce crime"
- S: (n) footstep, pace, step, stride (the distance covered by a step) "he stepped off ten paces from the old tree and began to dig"
- S: (n) step (the act of changing location by raising the foot and setting it down) "he walked with unsteady steps"
- S: (n) step, stair (support consisting of a place to rest the foot while ascending or descending a stairway) "he paused on the bottom step"
- S: (n) gradation, step (relative position in a graded series) "always a step behind"; "subtle gradations in color"; "keep in step with the fashions"
- S: (n) step, stone's throw (a short distance) "it's only a step to the drugstore"
- S: (n) footfall, footstep, step (the sound of a step of someone walking) "he heard footsteps on the porch"
- S: (n) tone, whole tone, step, whole step (a musical interval of two semitones)
- S: (n) footprint, footmark, step (a mark of a foot or shoe on a surface) "the police made casts of the footprints in the soft earth outside the window"
- S: (n) step (a solid block joined to the beams in which the heel of a ship's mast or capstan is fixed)
- S: (n) dance step, step (a sequence of foot movements that make up a particular dance) "he taught them the waltz step"
- S: (v) step (shift or move by taking a step) "step back"
- S: (v) step, tread (put down or press the foot, place the foot) "For fools rush in where angels fear to tread"; "step on the brake"
- S: (v) step (cause (a computer) to execute a single command)
- S: (v) mistreat, maltreat, abuse, ill-use, step, ill-treat (treat badly) "This boss abuses his workers"; "She is always stepping on others to get ahead"
- S: (v) step (furnish with steps) "The architect wants to step the terrace"
- S: (v) step (move with one's feet in a specific manner) "step lively"
- S: (v) step (walk a short distance to a specified place or in a specified manner) "step over to the blackboard"
- S: (v) step (place (a ship's mast) in its step)
- S: (v) pace, step (measure (distances) by pacing) "step off ten yards"
- S: (v) step (move or proceed as if by steps into a new situation) "She stepped into a life of luxury"; "he won't step into his father's footsteps"