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Meaning of step

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal; "the
           situation called for strong measures"; "the police took
           steps to reduce crime" [syn: {measure}, {step}]
      2: the distance covered by a step; "he stepped off ten paces
         from the old tree and began to dig" [syn: {footstep}, {pace},
         {step}, {stride}]
      3: the act of changing location by raising the foot and setting
         it down; "he walked with unsteady steps"
      4: support consisting of a place to rest the foot while
         ascending or descending a stairway; "he paused on the bottom
         step" [syn: {step}, {stair}]
      5: relative position in a graded series; "always a step behind";
         "subtle gradations in color"; "keep in step with the
         fashions" [syn: {gradation}, {step}]
      6: a short distance; "it's only a step to the drugstore" [syn:
         {step}, {stone's throw}]
      7: the sound of a step of someone walking; "he heard footsteps
         on the porch" [syn: {footfall}, {footstep}, {step}]
      8: a musical interval of two semitones [syn: {tone}, {whole
         tone}, {step}, {whole step}]
      9: a mark of a foot or shoe on a surface; "the police made casts
         of the footprints in the soft earth outside the window" [syn:
         {footprint}, {footmark}, {step}]
      10: a solid block joined to the beams in which the heel of a
          ship's mast or capstan is fixed
      11: a sequence of foot movements that make up a particular
          dance; "he taught them the waltz step" [syn: {dance step},
      v 1: shift or move by taking a step; "step back"
      2: put down or press the foot, place the foot; "For fools rush
         in where angels fear to tread"; "step on the brake" [syn:
         {step}, {tread}]
      3: cause (a computer) to execute a single command
      4: treat badly; "This boss abuses his workers"; "She is always
         stepping on others to get ahead" [syn: {mistreat},
         {maltreat}, {abuse}, {ill-use}, {step}, {ill-treat}]
      5: furnish with steps; "The architect wants to step the terrace"
      6: move with one's feet in a specific manner; "step lively"
      7: walk a short distance to a specified place or in a specified
         manner; "step over to the blackboard"
      8: place (a ship's mast) in its step
      9: measure (distances) by pacing; "step off ten yards" [syn:
         {pace}, {step}]
      10: 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"

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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