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I had done everything I could do as an astronaut, and we have a long line of inexperienced astronauts waiting for their first missions, and so my role really should be to step aside and help them prepare for their missions, rather than to try to get another mission.
Leroy Chiao

Meaning of "step" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD STEP

Old English stepe, stæpe; related to Old Frisian stap, stepe, Old High German stapfo (German Stapfe footprint), Old Norse stapi high rock.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF STEP

step  [stɛp] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF STEP

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Step is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb step in English.

WHAT DOES STEP MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Step

Step or Steps may refer to: ▪ Walk ▪ Dance step, the building block of many dances ▪ Military step, a regular, ordered and synchronized walking of military formations ▪ Marching, refers to the organized, uniformed, steady and rhythmic walking forward, usually associated with military troops ▪ Edward Step, author of books on various aspects of nature ▪ Step, a Soviet/Russian military facility in Chita Oblast ▪ Step, a horizontal platform of a stairway ▪ Steps, a British pop group ▪ Step, a 2011 album by South Korean girl group Kara ▪ Step, a 2007 album by Japanese technopop singer-lyricist MEG ▪ "Step", a song by Korean pop girl group Kara ▪ Step, an interval between two consecutive scale degrees ▪ Step, the physics simulator included in KDE ▪ Steps, a Hong Kong television series ▪ Steps, a National Book Award winning novel by Jerzy Kosinski ▪ Step aerobics, aerobic exercise which uses an elevated...

Definition of step in the English dictionary

The first definition of step in the dictionary is the act of motion brought about by raising the foot and setting it down again in coordination with the transference of the weight of the body. Other definition of step is the distance or space covered by such a motion. Step is also the sound made by such a movement.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO STEP

PRESENT

Present
I step
you step
he/she/it steps
we step
you step
they step
Present continuous
I am stepping
you are stepping
he/she/it is stepping
we are stepping
you are stepping
they are stepping
Present perfect
I have stepped
you have stepped
he/she/it has stepped
we have stepped
you have stepped
they have stepped
Present perfect continuous
I have been stepping
you have been stepping
he/she/it has been stepping
we have been stepping
you have been stepping
they have been stepping
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I stepped
you stepped
he/she/it stepped
we stepped
you stepped
they stepped
Past continuous
I was stepping
you were stepping
he/she/it was stepping
we were stepping
you were stepping
they were stepping
Past perfect
I had stepped
you had stepped
he/she/it had stepped
we had stepped
you had stepped
they had stepped
Past perfect continuous
I had been stepping
you had been stepping
he/she/it had been stepping
we had been stepping
you had been stepping
they had been stepping
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will step
you will step
he/she/it will step
we will step
you will step
they will step
Future continuous
I will be stepping
you will be stepping
he/she/it will be stepping
we will be stepping
you will be stepping
they will be stepping
Future perfect
I will have stepped
you will have stepped
he/she/it will have stepped
we will have stepped
you will have stepped
they will have stepped
Future perfect continuous
I will have been stepping
you will have been stepping
he/she/it will have been stepping
we will have been stepping
you will have been stepping
they will have been stepping
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would step
you would step
he/she/it would step
we would step
you would step
they would step
Conditional continuous
I would be stepping
you would be stepping
he/she/it would be stepping
we would be stepping
you would be stepping
they would be stepping
Conditional perfect
I would have step
you would have step
he/she/it would have step
we would have step
you would have step
they would have step
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been stepping
you would have been stepping
he/she/it would have been stepping
we would have been stepping
you would have been stepping
they would have been stepping
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you step
we let´s step
you step
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to step
Past participle
stepped
Present Participle
stepping
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH STEP


counterstep
ˈkaʊntəˌstɛp
doorstep
ˈdɔːˌstɛp
dubstep
ˈdʌbˌstɛp
footstep
ˈfʊtˌstɛp
Gaziantep
ˌɡɑːziːɑːnˈtɛp
Imhotep
ɪmˈhəʊtɛp
instep
ˈɪnˌstɛp
lockstep
ˈlɒkˌstɛp
misstep
ˌmɪsˈstɛp
multistep
ˈmʌltɪˌstɛp
outstep
ˌaʊtˈstɛp
overstep
ˌəʊvəˈstɛp
quickstep
ˈkwɪkˌstɛp
sidestep
ˈsaɪdˌstɛp
stair-step
ˈstɛərˌstɛp
stairstep
ˈstɛərˌstɛp
steppe
stɛp
unstep
ʌnˈstɛp
upstep
ˈʌpˌstɛp

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE STEP

stentour
step aerobics
step by step
step change
step dance
step down
step function
step in
step on
step on it
step on the gas
step out
step out of line
step out with
Step Reebok
step up
step up to the plate
step-by-step
step-down
step-down transformer

WORDS THAT END LIKE STEP

false step
goose step
goose-step
half step
half-step
in step
keep step
naughty step
on one´s doorstep
one-step
out of step
single-step
slip step
step by step
step-by-step
to be on the naughty step
twelve-step
two-step
watch one´s step
whole step

Synonyms and antonyms of step in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «STEP»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «step» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of step
act · action · deed · degree · doorstep · expedient · footfall · footstep · gait · level · manoeuvre · means · measure · move · pace · phase · point · procedure · proceeding · rank · remove · rung · sill · stage · stair · stamp · stand · stride · tread · walk

Translation of «step» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF STEP

Find out the translation of step to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of step from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «step» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

步骤
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

paso
570 millions of speakers

English

step
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कदम
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

خُطْوَة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

шаг
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

passo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ধাপ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

pas
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Langkah
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Schritt
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

歩み
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

걸음
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Langkah
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bước
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

படி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पाऊल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

adım
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

passo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

krok
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

крок
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

pas
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

βήμα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

stap
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

steg
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

trinn
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of step

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «STEP»

The term «step» is very widely used and occupies the 1.568 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Principal search tendencies and common uses of step
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «STEP» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «step» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «step» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about step

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «STEP»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word step.
1
Ayaan Hirsi Ali
When a 'Life of Brian' comes out with Muhammad in the lead role, directed by an Arab equivalent of Theo van Gogh, it will be a huge step forward.
2
Gary Allan
I'll fill those canyons in your soul, like a river lead you home. And I'll walk a step behind, in the shadows so you shine. Just ask, it will be done and I will prove my love, until you're sure that I'm the one.
3
Carmelo Anthony
At the end of the day, you want to be always the one that's one step ahead of everybody, and when it comes to hip-hop, culture and art, you want to be that signature guy.
4
Michael Arad
I have no choice but to fight them every step of the way. I can't tell you how many other stupid ideas have been proposed over the last two years.
5
Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
We've supported the U.S. every step of the way. The Philippines was the first government in Asia after September 11, in fact, the night of September 11; it was nighttime for us then. It was daytime here. We were the first government in Asia to come out and say that we're supporting the U.S.
6
Mikhail Bakunin
By striving to do the impossible, man has always achieved what is possible. Those who have cautiously done no more than they believed possible have never taken a single step forward.
7
John Barton
You can never step into the same book twice, because you are different each time you read it.
8
Eddie Bracken
But I have fun with the fright, work with it. You have to - that's your timing, that beat of excitement. And when I go on stage, it's just like taking a step into heaven. Poof, you know? Poof - and there I am.
9
Regina Brett
If you want to lose 40 pounds, you order salad instead of fries. If you want to be a better friend, you take the phone call instead of screening it. If you want to write a novel, you sit down and write a single paragraph. It's scary to make major changes, but we usually have enough courage to take the next right step.
10
Leroy Chiao
I had done everything I could do as an astronaut, and we have a long line of inexperienced astronauts waiting for their first missions, and so my role really should be to step aside and help them prepare for their missions, rather than to try to get another mission.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «STEP»

Discover the use of step in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to step and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Balanced Scorecard Step-by-Step: Maximizing Performance and ...
With this book, he has further operationalized the enlightened Balanced Scorecard concept into a fully functional system that optimizes business execution and performance!" —Barton Johnson, President, Financial Freedom Senior Funding ...
Paul R. Niven, 2010
2
Origami Step by Step
Step-by-step instructions and detailed diagrams demonstrate how to create a variety of simple objects using the Japanese art of origami.
Robert Harbin, 1998
3
A Good First Step: A First Step Workbook for Twelve Step ...
Using a structured format, this helpful booklet allows us to take this important "make or break" recovery step.
Richard A. Hamel, 1994
4
Crush Step 3 CCS: The Ultimate USMLE Step 3 CCS Review
If you know all of the concepts in this book, you should do much better than pass the CCS portion of USMLE Step 3: You should Crush Step 3 CCS!
Mayur Movalia, 2012
5
High-yield Comprehensive USMLE Step 1 Review
Tables and illustrations throughout the text help summarize difficult concepts. Extremely concise and designed for rapid study, High-Yield™ Comprehensive USMLE Step 1 Review is perfect for last-minute review or a quick brush-up anytime.
Barbara Fadem, 2007
6
The Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook: Proven, ...
This new edition of The Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook offers a comprehensive program to help you do just that.
Martin M. Antony, 2010
7
A Step by Step Wordpress Tutorial for Beginners
This book explains WHAT you need to do, WHY you need to do it, and exactly HOW to do it in a thorough, step by step tutorial written in simple English.
Mati H. Fuller, 2009
8
Abdominal Ultrasound: Step by Step
This second edition includes the new Sono Consultant, a systematic, two-part framework for helping the examiner evaluate specific ultrasound findings and make an informed differential diagnosis.
Berthold Block, 2011
9
Six-Step Relational Database Design: A Non-Theoretical ...
This edition WILL BE DISCONTINUED December 1 2013. There is a Second Edition of this book out that contains a new chapter on implementation.
Fidel A. Captain, 2012
10
English Grammar: Step by Step
This book provides a simplified approach to English grammar written especially for Spanish speakers who have no prior knowledge of either English or Spanish grammar.
Elizabeth Weal, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «STEP»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term step is used in the context of the following news items.
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Xu takes 1st step toward career in the major leagues
It's the first step in what he hopes will be a trail-blazing career. “Now I have made the first step by going to the minor leagues, however, this is a big motivation ... «Washington Times, Jul 15»
2
Democrats dump the 'Texas Two-Step'
Clinton won the Texas primary vote in 2008, but lost the state nonetheless to Barack Obama due to the state's now-jettisoned “Texas Two-Step” process. «Fort Worth Star Telegram, Jul 15»
3
Paul Ryan's step-by-step future starts with trade
That's because Ryan is on Step One of his plan: Shepherding the "fast track" trade bill that would give Obama the power to swiftly push the long-negotiated ... «Yahoo News UK, Jun 15»
4
Best of Moto X Step Up -- X Games Austin
Best of Moto X Step Up -- X Games Austin. Check out the best of the action from the Moto X Step Up final at X Games Austin 2015. «ESPN, Jun 15»
5
Missing Oakville teens include actress Abigail Bergman from the …
Fourteen-year-old Abigail Bergman — who acts on the Family Channel's The Next Step series — and her friend Polinah Ouskova, 15, were reported missing by ... «CBC.ca, May 15»
6
MEA president asks state not to use 'unreliable' M-STEP data to …
"After just five days, we're hearing loud and clear from our members just some of the many problems associated with M-STEP," Cook said. "It's impossible to ... «MLive.com, Apr 15»
7
Help your kids get ready for the M-Step test
Parents, are your kids ready to M-STEP? On Monday, the state will debut the Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress. It's not just a new, more ... «Detroit Free Press, Apr 15»
8
Lionsgate To Add 'Hunger Games' And 'Step Up' Attractions To …
The Lionsgate “zone” will feature rides and a retail facility inspired by the Hunger Games franchise. There also will be a live stage show based on Step Up: All In ... «Deadline.com, Mar 15»
9
Apple enables two-step authentication for iMessages and FaceTime
Apple is enabling another layer of security for users of its iMessage and FaceTime video chat with two-step authentication. Photograph: Pablo Blazquez ... «The Guardian, Feb 15»
10
Free Phone Apps Count Steps As Accurately As Pricy Fitness Bands
You don't need a specialized fitness monitor to track how far you walk each day. Step and activity tracking apps are multiplying to take advantage of movement ... «TIME, Feb 15»

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