1 having a sharp inclination; "the steep attic stairs"; "steep cliffs" [ant: gradual]
2 greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation; "exorbitant rent"; "extortionate prices"; "spends an outrageous amount on entertainment"; "usorious interest rate"; "unconscionable spending" [syn: exorbitant, extortionate, outrageous, unconscionable, usurious]
3 of a slope; set at a high angle; "note the steep incline"; "a steep roof sheds snow" n : a steep place (as on a hill)
1 engross (oneself) fully; "He immersed himself into his studies" [syn: immerse, engulf, plunge, engross, absorb, soak up]
2 let sit in a liquid to extract a flavor or to cleanse; "steep the blossoms in oil"; "steep the fruit in alcohol" [syn: infuse]
- , /stiːp/, /sti:p/
- Rhymes: -iːp
To be imbued with an abstract quality
- French: imprégner
- A liquid used in a steeping process
Steep is a village in central Hampshire, England. Since 1899 it has been the location of Bedales School, a progressive public school.
The poets Edward Thomas (from 1906) and Robert Frost (briefly) lived in the village. Thomas is commemorated by a window in the church, engraved by Laurence Whistler.
Steep was also the long term residence of Sir Alec Guinnes, who now has a monthly cinema evening hosted in Steep Village Hall.
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