Steep-down Steep"-down` (st[=e]p"doun`), a. Deep and precipitous; having steep descent. [R.] [1913 Webster]

Wash me in steep-down gulfs of liquid fire. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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  • Steep — Steep, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Steeped} (st[=e]pt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Steeping}.] [OE. stepen, probably fr. Icel. steypa to cause to stoop, cast down, pour out, to cast metals, causative of st[=u]pa to stoop; cf. Sw. st[ o]pa to cast, to steep, Dan.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • steep — 01. I m kind of a new skier, so I don t really feel confident enough to go down a really [steep] slope. 02. The sign said, Warning [Steep] grade. Slow down and use caution. 03. The Hindu religion advises that the road to the good is the roughest… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • Steep Holm — Infobox Islands name = Steep Holm image caption = image size = 250px locator map custom = no native name = native name link = nickname = location = Bristol Channel coordinates = coord|51|20|23|N|3|06|35|W|display=inline,title archipelago = total… …   Wikipedia

  • steep*/ — [stiːp] adj I 1) a steep slope goes up or down very quickly a steep hill/path[/ex] Suddenly the plane went into a steep dive.[/ex] 2) a steep increase or fall in something is sudden and very big a steep rise in oil prices[/ex] 3) steep prices are …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • steep — Synonyms and related words: Herculean, Olympian, Olympian heights, a bit much, abandoned, abrupt, abstruse, acme, aerial, aerial heights, airy, altitudinous, apex, arduous, ascending, aspiring, bathe, besprinkle, bluff, bold, boundless, breakneck …   Moby Thesaurus

  • steep — I adj 1. sheer, abrupt, precipitous, sudden, high, upright, plumb, sharp, bold, bluff, arduous; perpendicular, vertical; declivitous, descending; acclivi tous, ascending. n 2. height, elevation, rise, hill, acclivity; cliff, bluff, crag, alp,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • Brean Down — Infobox Mountain Name = Brean Down Photo = Brean Down.jpg Caption = Brean Down from Steep Holm Elevation = 97 m (318 ft) Location = Mendip Hills, England Range = Prominence = 91 m Coordinates = Topographic OS Landranger 182 Type = Age = First… …   Wikipedia

  • Hull-down — The term hull down describes the situation where the upper part of a vessel or vehicle is visible, but the main, lower body (hull) is not; the opposite term hull up describes the situation where all of the body is visible.The terms originated… …   Wikipedia

  • Combe Down — Coordinates: 51°21′40″N 2°20′33″W / 51.3610°N 2.3425°W / 51.3610; 2.3425 …   Wikipedia

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