Associations to the word «Steep»


STEEP, adjective. Of a near-vertical gradient; of a slope, surface, curve, etc. that proceeds upward at an angle near vertical.
STEEP, adjective. (informal) expensive
STEEP, adjective. (obsolete) Difficult to access; not easy reached; lofty; elevated; high.
STEEP, adjective. (of the rake of a ship's mast, or a car's windshield) resulting in a mast or windshield angle that strongly diverges from the perpendicular
STEEP, verb. (ambitransitive) To soak an item (or to be soaked) in liquid in order to gradually add or remove components to or from the item
STEEP, verb. (intransitive) To imbue with something.
STEEP, noun. A liquid used in a steeping process
STEEP, noun. A rennet bag.

Dictionary definition

STEEP, noun. A steep place (as on a hill).
STEEP, verb. Devote (oneself) fully to; "He immersed himself into his studies".
STEEP, verb. Let sit in a liquid to extract a flavor or to cleanse; "steep the blossoms in oil"; "steep the fruit in alcohol".
STEEP, adjective. Having a sharp inclination; "the steep attic stairs"; "steep cliffs".
STEEP, adjective. Greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation; "exorbitant rent"; "extortionate prices"; "spends an outrageous amount on entertainment"; "usurious interest rate"; "unconscionable spending".
STEEP, adjective. Of a slope; set at a high angle; "note the steep incline"; "a steep roof sheds snow".

Wise words

A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery