Step-
Step- Step- [AS. ste['o]p-; akin to OFries. stiap-, stiep-, D. & G. stief-, OHG. stiuf-, Icel. stj?p-, Sw. styf-, and to AS. [=a]st[=e]pan, [=a]ste['o]pan, to deprive, bereave, as children of their parents, OHG. stiufen.] A prefix used before father, mother, brother, sister, son, daughter, child, etc., to indicate that the person thus spoken of is not a blood relative, but is a relative by the marriage of a parent; as, a stepmother to X is the wife of the father of X, married by him after the death of the mother of X. See {Stepchild}, {Stepdaughter}, {Stepson}, etc. [1913 Webster]

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  • step — [step] n. [ME steppe < OE stepe, akin to Ger stapf < IE base * steb(h) , post (> STAMP): basic sense “to stamp feet”] 1. the act of moving and placing the foot forward, backward, sideways, up, or down, as in walking, dancing, or climbing …   English World dictionary

  • step*/*/*/ — [step] noun [C] I 1) a movement made by putting one foot in front of the other, or the sound that your feet make while you are walking I could hear the steps coming closer.[/ex] The postbox is just a few steps from my front door.[/ex] Tom took a… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • step — ► NOUN 1) an act of lifting and setting down the foot or alternate feet, as in walking. 2) the distance covered by a step. 3) informal a short and easily walked distance. 4) a flat surface on which to place one s foot when moving from one level… …   English terms dictionary

  • Step — Step, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Stepped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Stepping}.] [AS. st[ae]ppan; akin to OFries. steppa, D. stappen to step, stap a step, OHG. stepfen to step, G. stapfe a footstep, OHG. stapfo, G. stufe a step to step on; cf. Gr. ? to shake… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Step — simulando un sistema a base de gasolina. Desarrollador …   Wikipedia Español

  • Step — Step, n. [AS. st[ae]pe. See {Step}, v. i.] 1. An advance or movement made by one removal of the foot; a pace. [1913 Webster] 2. A rest, or one of a set of rests, for the foot in ascending or descending, as a stair, or a round of a ladder. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • StEP — steht für: Satellite Test of the Equivalence Principle Sixth Term Examination Paper Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, ein Berufsverband Stadtentsorgung Potsdam Standard for the exchange of product model data, ein CAD Datenformat nach ISO …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • STEP — bezeichnet Short Term European Paper, ein Fachbegriff der EZB Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, ein Berufsverband Stadtentsorgung Potsdam Standard for the exchange of product model data, ein CAD Datenformat nach ISO 10303 Stadtteilschule …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Step — Step: STEP совокупность стандартов ISO 10303 STEP 7 программное обеспечение фирмы Siemens AG для разработки систем автоматизации Step (ПО) (англ.) программа физического моделирования в составе Kdeedu См. также Step Forward Records Step… …   Википедия

  • step — /step/ noun a movement forward ● Becoming assistant to the MD is a step up the promotion ladder. ♦ in step with moving at the same rate as ● The pound rose in step with the dollar. ♦ out of step with not moving at the same rate as ● The pound was …   Dictionary of banking and finance

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