steep

Part of speech: noun

Steepness.

Part of speech: adverb

Steeply.

Part of speech: verb

To soak, as in a hot liquid; make an infusion of, as tea.

Part of speech: adjective

Sharply inclined; precipitous.

Part of speech: noun

A precipitous place; a hill.

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Usage examples "steep":

  1. I found the place would do well, and was quite big enough for all my store, while the face of the rock was too steep to climb, even for a bear. - "A Chapter of Adventures", G. A. Henty.
  2. That night, there came A weeping maiden to high Sestos' steep, And tore her hair and gazed upon the deep. - "The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood", Thomas Hood.
  3. I think, my dear, that if you were to lower them very, very carefully, the hill would not be quite so steep. - "The Counterpane Fairy", Katharine Pyle.