Definitions of steps

n the course along which a person has walked or is walking in

“I followed in his steps
“he retraced his steps
“his steps turned toward home”
Type of:
course, path, track
a line or route along which something travels or moves

n a flight of stairs or a flight of steps

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steps consisting of two parallel members connected by rungs; for climbing up or down
articulated ladder
a ladder consisting of segments (usually four) that are held together by joints that can lock in place
extension ladder
a ladder whose length can be extended
Jacob's ladder, jack ladder, pilot ladder
(nautical) a hanging ladder of ropes or chains supporting wooden or metal rungs or steps
monkey ladder
a light ladder to the monkey bridge on a ship
rope ladder
a ladder with side pieces of rope
scaling ladder
a ladder used to scale walls (as in an attack)
sea ladder, sea steps
(nautical) ladder to be lowered over a ship's side for coming aboard
step ladder, stepladder
a folding portable ladder hinged at the top
Type of:
staircase, stairway
a way of access (upward and downward) consisting of a set of steps

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