Definitions of steep

  1. To soak, as in a hot liquid; make an infusion of, as tea.
  2. To soak in a liquid, usually heated below boiling point, so as to take out the essence or flavor of; as, to steep tea; to imbue with something; as, to steep oneself in learning.
  3. To dip or soak in a liquid: to imbue.
  4. To soak in a liquid.
  5. engross ( oneself) fully; " He immersed himself into his studies"
  6. To soak in a liquid; to imbue.
  7. A precipitous place; a cliff.
  8. A precipitous place: a precipice.
  9. Something steeped or used in steeping: a fertilizing liquid for seed.
  10. A steep place; precipice.
  11. A precipitous place; a hill.
  12. A precipitous place or ascent; a precipice.
  13. Something that is steeped or used in steeping; a fertilizing liquid for seeds.
  14. The liquid in which a thing may be soaked; that which is soaked in a liquid.
  15. A hill, mountain, or rock having a great inclination or slope.
  16. Steeply.
  17. greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation; " exorbitant rent"; " extortionate prices"; " spends an outrageous amount on entertainment"; " usorious interest rate"; " unconscionable spending"
  18. having a sharp inclination; " the steep attic stairs"; " steep cliffs"
  19. of a slope; set at a high angle; " note the steep incline"; " a steep roof sheds snow"
  20. let sit in a liquid to extract a flavor or to cleanse; " steep the blossoms in oil"; " steep the fruit in alcohol"
  21. Bright; glittering; fiery.
  22. 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.
  23. To undergo the process of soaking in a liquid; as, the tea is steeping.
  24. Something steeped, or used in steeping; a fertilizing liquid to hasten the germination of seeds.
  25. 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.
  26. Difficult of access; not easy reached; lofty; elevated; high.
  27. Excessive; as, a steep price.
  28. A precipitous place, hill, mountain, rock, or ascent; any elevated object sloping with a large angle to the plane of the horizon; a precipice.
  29. Having a sharp pitch or slope; being far from the horizontal; as, a steep hill.
  30. Rising or descending with great inclination: precipitous.
  31. Greatly inclined from the horizon; precipitous.
  32. Sharply inclined; precipitous.
  33. Ascending or descending with great inclination; precipitous.
  34. Ascending or descending with a great inclination or slope; precipitous.