1. (v.) 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. (v.) To walk; to go on foot; esp., to walk a little distance; as, to step to one of the neighbors.

3. (v.) To walk slowly, gravely, or resolutely.

4. (a.) Fig.: To move mentally; to go in imagination.

5. (v. t.) To set, as the foot.

6. (v. t.) To fix the foot of (a mast) in its step; to erect.

7. (n.) An advance or movement made by one removal of the foot; a pace.

8. (n.) 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.

9. (n.) The space passed over by one movement of the foot in walking or running; as, one step is generally about three feet, but may be more or less. Used also figuratively of any kind of progress; as, he improved step by step, or by steps.

10. (n.) A small space or distance; as, it is but a step.

11. (n.) A print of the foot; a footstep; a footprint; track.

12. (v. i.) Gait; manner of walking; as, the approach of a man is often known by his step.

13. (v. i.) Proceeding; measure; action; an act.

14. (v. i.) Walk; passage.

15. (n.) A portable framework of stairs, much used indoors in reaching to a high position.

16. (v. i.) In general, 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.

17. (n.) 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.

18. (n.) A bearing in which the lower extremity of a spindle or a vertical shaft revolves.

19. (n.) The interval between two contiguous degrees of the scale.

20. (n.) A change of position effected by a motion of translation.

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