Definitions of steep

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

Quotes of steep

  1. I had a wonderful contact especially with Uncle Bert who was an angel and led the whole group over to my side of a steep ravine I could not cross to get over to them – Dian Fossey
  2. When love beckons to you follow him Though his ways are hard and steep And when his wings enfold you yield to him Though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you – Khalil Gibran
  3. Remember when life's path is steep to keep your mind even – Horace
  4. When things are steep remember to stay level -headed – Horace
  5. If I were to live my life over again I would be an American I would steep myself in America I would know no other land – Henry James
  6. Oh my ways are strange ways and new ways and old ways And deep ways and steep ways and high ways and low I'm at home and at ease on a track that I know not And restless and lost on a road that I know – Henry Lawson
  7. It is safest to take the unpopular side in the first instance Transit from the unpopular is easy but from the popular to the unpopular is so steep and rugged that it is impossible to maintain it – William Lamb Melbourne
  8. See that you buy the field where the Pearl is sell all and make a purchase of salvation Think it not easy for it is a steep ascent to eternal glory many are lying dead by the way slain with security – Samuel Rutherford
  9. The problem for me is that I've never actually studied photography so it's quite a steep learning curve Cameras these days do so much for you automatically but I still think there's a point where you should actually know the technical side – Graeme Le Saux
  10. Sometimes you get a glimpse of a semicolon coming a few lines farther on and it is like climbing a steep path through woods and seeing a wooden bench just at a bend in the road ahead a place where you can expect to sit for a moment catching your breath – Lewis Thomas
  11. Possessed with a full confidence of the certain success which British valor must gain over such enemies I have led you up these steep and dangerous rocks only solicitous to show you the foe within your reach – James Wolfe

Usage examples for steep

  1. Some of it will seem pretty steep – Two Boys and a Fortune by Matthew White, Jr.
  2. She did not speak while the horses wound down the steep side of the mountain – The Rangeland Avenger by Max Brand
  3. Steep yourselves in the thought of this your mission – Dreamers of the Ghetto by I. Zangwill
  4. Looking down over a steep rocky ledge he had seen his friend and fishing comrade old Dash in sore trouble – Fishin' Jimmy by Annie Trumbull Slosson
  5. “ I'll just put this precious manuscript inside and get my foot rule he added opening the door and she stood awaiting him on the threshold confronted by the steep little staircase that disappeared into the wall half way up – The Dwelling Place of Light, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  6. The sides were too steep for elephants to climb – The Eagle Cliff by R.M. Ballantyne
  7. “ I slid down the steep path to the gate out of the wood – The White Peacock by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
  8. Then he was seen coming slowly and cautiously down the steep rocky slope – American Merchant Ships and Sailors by Willis J. Abbot
  9. The bank at that point was not steep and the presence of the deer at the water's edge farther up indicated a slope yet easier there – The Hunters of the Hills by Joseph Altsheler
  10. “ I desire nothing in the world so much as to lead you there but the path is rough and steep I cannot carry you in my arms along that road you must walk on your own little feet and I am afraid they will sometimes get very tired – Words of Cheer for the Tempted, the Toiling, and the Sorrowing by T. S. Arthur
  11. In a moment on a steep rocky slope opposite to him he beheld a figure cautiously descending a figure which was not Roderick ” – Roderick Hudson by Henry James
  12. She went through the kitchen and up the steep wooden stairs – Fairy Tales from the German Forests by Margaret Arndt
  13. The hill became steep for the quiet old father and with the boys away there was little to do in the valley – The Souls of Black Folk by W. E. B. Du Bois
  14. The way was steep but she did not seem aware of it – The Keeper of the Door by Ethel M. Dell
  15. The bigger man uttered a grunt and followed his companion as he mounted the steep side of the lane while faint exhausted and bleeding now Captain James Armstrong sank back and fainted away – Commodore Junk by George Manville Fenn
  16. There was a small dark landing between them and a steep ladderlike stair led directly down into the living room – The Window-Gazer by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
  17. Even when the odds against you are quite steep – The Gold Trail by Harold Bindloss
  18. The natives used it as a path and a very steep hill rose behind it – Journals Of Two Expeditions Of Discovery In North-West And Western Australia, Vol. 2 (of 2) by George Grey
  19. It's steep chances we'll have Mr Courthorne's company to morrow boys he said – Winston of the Prairie by Harold Bindloss
  20. There was a spot in the river from whence a steep path led down from the park to the water and at this spot the deer would come to drink – Orley Farm by Anthony Trollope

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