stepped
adjective see step I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Stepped — Stepped, a. Provided with a step or steps; having a series of offsets or parts resembling the steps of stairs; as, a stepped key. [1913 Webster] {Stepped gear}, a cogwheel of which the teeth cross the face in a series of steps. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stepped — stepped; crow·stepped; …   English syllables

  • Stepped — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stepped — 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… …   English terms dictionary

  • stepped — ˈstept adjective Etymology: step (I) + ed 1. : having a step or a series of steps : arranged or constructed in steps stepped pyramids stepped gables 2. of an arch : consisting of a series of concentric arche …   Useful english dictionary

  • stepped — step n. movement made by lifting the foot and setting it down in another place; distance covered by moving one foot ahead of the other; short distance; stair; stage in a process v. move by lifting the foot and setting it down in another spot;… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • stepped-up basis — An increased basis (value that is used to determine taxable profit or loss when property is sold) given to inherited property that went up in value after the deceased person acquired it but before the new owner inherited it. The basis of the new… …   Law dictionary

  • Stepped gear — Stepped Stepped, a. Provided with a step or steps; having a series of offsets or parts resembling the steps of stairs; as, a stepped key. [1913 Webster] {Stepped gear}, a cogwheel of which the teeth cross the face in a series of steps. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stepped-up basis — basis is the term used to describe the basis of property that a taxpayer receives from a decedent under the Internal Revenue Code § 1014(a). General rule Under IRC § 1014(a) the general rule applied to property a beneficiary receives from a… …   Wikipedia

  • stepped–up basis — see basis 3 Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

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