What does the word steep mean?

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by 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 by Katharine Pyle