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Denizione di  step - dizionario di inglese del sito grammaticainglese.org - definizione traduzione e spiegazione grammaticale

Definizione monolingua step



step (third-person singular simple present steps, present participle stepping, simple past stepped, stept (dated), or stope (obsolete), past participle stepped, stept (dated), or stopen (obsolete))

  1. (intransitive) To move the foot in walking; to advance or recede by raising and moving one of the feet to another resting place, or by moving both feet in succession.
  2. (intransitive) To walk; to go on foot; especially, to walk a little distance.
    to step to one of the neighbors
  3. (intransitive) To walk slowly, gravely, or resolutely.
    Home the swain retreats, His flock before him stepping to the fold. - James Thomson
  4. (intransitive, figuratively) To move mentally; to go in imagination.
    They are stepping almost three thousand years back into the remotest antiquity. - Alexander Pope
  5. (transitive) To set, as the foot.
  6. (transitive) (nautical) To fix the foot of (a mast) in its step; to erect.

step (plural steps)

  1. An advance or movement made from one foot to the other; a pace.
  2. A rest, or one of a set of rests, for the foot in ascending or descending, as a stair, or a rung of a ladder.
    The breadth of every single step or stair should be never less than one foot. - Sir Henry Wotton
  3. A running board where passengers step to get on and off the bus.
    The driver must have a clear view of the step in order to prevent accidents.
  4. The space passed over by one movement of the foot in walking or running. Used also figuratively of any kind of progress.
    One step is generally about three feet, but may be more or less.
    He improved step by step, or by steps.
    To derive two or three general principles of motion from phenomena, and afterwards to tell us how the properties and actions of all corporeal things follow from those manifest principles, would be a very great step in philosophy. - Isaac Newton
  5. A small space or distance.
    It is but a step.
  6. A print of the foot; a footstep; a footprint; track.
  7. A gait; manner of walking.
    The approach of a man is often known by his step.
    • 1900, Charles W. Chesnutt, The House Behind the Cedars, Chapter I,
      Warwick passed through one of the wide brick arches and traversed the building with a leisurely step.
  8. Proceeding; measure; action; act.
    The reputation of a man depends on the first steps he makes in the world. - Alexander Pope
    Beware of desperate steps. The darkest day, Live till to-morrow, will have passed away. - William Cowper
    I have lately taken steps . . . to relieve the old gentlemans distresses. - G. W. Cable
  9. (plural) A walk; passage.
    Conduct my steps to find the fatal tree. - John Dryden
  10. (plural): A portable framework of stairs, much used indoors in reaching to a high position.
  11. (nautical) A framing in wood or iron which is intended to receive an upright shaft; specif., a block of wood, or a solid platform upon the keelson, supporting the heel of the mast.
  12. (machines) One of a series of offsets, or parts, resembling the steps of stairs, as one of the series of parts of a cone pulley on which the belt runs
  13. (machines) A bearing in which the lower extremity of a spindle or a vertical shaft revolves.
  14. (music) The interval between two contiguous degrees of the scale.
    Usage note: The word tone is often used as the name of this interval; but there is evident incongruity in using tone for indicating the interval between tones. As the word scale is derived from the Italian scala, a ladder, the intervals may well be called steps.
  15. (kinematics) A change of position effected by a motion of translation. - William Kingdon Clifford

Definizione italiano>inglese step

  An advance or movement made from one foot to the other.
  A component of a job.

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