(noun, adjective, verb)


1. having a sharp inclination

- the steep attic stairs

- steep cliffs

Similar word(s): abrupt, precipitous, sharp, bluff, bold, sheer, heavy, perpendicular, steepish, perpendicular, vertical

2. greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation

Similar word(s): immoderate, exorbitant, extortionate, outrageous, unconscionable, usurious

3. of a slope; set at a high angle

- note the steep incline

- a steep roof sheds snow

Similar word(s): high

Sentences with steep as an adjective:

- a steep hill or mountain; a steep roof; a steep ascent; a steep barometric gradient

- Twenty quid for a shave? That's a bit steep.

- The steep rake of the windshield enhances the fast lines of the exterior. [1]


1. a steep place (as on a hill)

Definition categories: object, declension, declination, decline, declivity, descent, downslope, fall

Sentences with steep as a noun:

- Corn steep has many industrial uses.


1. devote (oneself) fully to

Similar word(s): absorb, engross, engulf, immerse, plunge

Definition categories: cognition, center, centre, concentrate, focus, pore, rivet

2. let sit in a liquid to extract a flavor or to cleanse

- steep the blossoms in oil

- steep the fruit in alcohol

Similar word(s): infuse

Definition categories: change, imbue, soak

Sentences with steep as a verb:

- They steep skins in a tanning solution to create leather.

- The tea is steeping.

- a town steeped in history