Step

An advance or movement made from one foot to the other; a pace. 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. A distinct part of a process; stage; phase. A running board where passengers step to get on and off the bus. The space passed over by one movement of the foot in walking or running. A small space or distance. A print of the foot; a footstep; a footprint; track. A gait; manner of walking. Proceeding; measure; action; act. (plural) A walk; passage. (plural) A portable framework of stairs, much used indoors in reaching to a high position. (nautical) A framing in wood or iron which is intended to receive an upright shaft; specifically, a block of wood, or a solid platform upon the keelson, supporting the heel of the mast. (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. (machines) A bearing in which the lower extremity of a spindle or a vertical shaft revolves. (music) The interval between two contiguous degrees of the scale. (kinematics) A change of position effected by a motion of translation. (programming) A constant difference between consecutive values in a series. (slang) A stepsibling. (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. (intransitive) To walk; to go on foot; especially, to walk a little distance. (intransitive) To walk slowly, gravely, or resolutely. (intransitive, figurative) To move mentally; to go in imagination. (transitive) To set, as the foot. (transitive, nautical) To fix the foot of (a mast) in its step; to erect.