Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Formed in or forming a step or a series of steps.
  • Supported, as a vertical shaft, by a step, steplike bearing, or shoe.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Provided with a step or steps; having a series of offsets or parts resembling the steps of stairs.
  • adjective a cogwheel of which the teeth cross the face in a series of steps.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of step.
  • adjective Provided with a step or steps; having a series of offsets or parts resembling the steps of stairs.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • But the next day when Banty drove down to Kamloops to meet the train, and his cousin stepped from the sleeper on to the station platform, things looked worse than threatened misery.

    The Shagganappi

  • She condemned what she called stepped up "systematic repression" by Iran's government of the opposition.

    EU Broadens Libyan Sanctions

  • Reestablishing electrical power in many communities has to be done in what we call a stepped process.

    CNN Transcript Apr 15, 2003

  • “I’ll be damned if I’ll do either one,” John said, and without another word stepped over the fallen bartender and went back upstairs.

    The Lonesome Dove Series

  • “I’ll be damned if I’ll do either one,” John said, and without another word stepped over the fallen bartender and went back upstairs.

    Lonesome Dove

  • As if that wasn't enough Clyburn again stepped out in the media a month or so later right here on CNN, warning about his fellow representatives were grumbling to him they were worried and warned the voters in the upcoming state to think twice before they went to the polls yet Clyburn would not say what they were saying or who was stating their concerns.

    Public option may be dropped from final health care bill

  • A North Vietnamese Captain stepped forward shouting at us in

    Michael Craig Campbell

  • Since Michael D. Griffin stepped down as NASA administrator in January, Christopher Scolese, a longtime NASA official, has served in the role on an interim basis.

    NASA Watch: May 2009 Archives

  • The next moment, and before he could greet him, Oleson stepped from the boat and began.

    Chapter 17

  • Since Michael D. Griffin stepped down as NASA administrator in January, Christopher Scolese, a longtime NASA official, has served in the role on an interim basis.

    NASA Leadership Vacuum - NASA Watch

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  • I am in blood/ Stepped in so far that, should I wade no more,/ Returning were as tedious as go o'er.

    January 15, 2007