Steep Steep, a. [Compar. {Steeper} (-[~e]r); superl. {Steepest}.] [OE. steep, step, AS. ste['a]p; akin to Icel. steyp[eth]r steep, and st[=u]pa to stoop, Sw. stupa to fall, to tilt; cf. OFries. stap high. Cf. {Stoop}, v. i., {Steep}, v. t., {Steeple}.] 1. Making a large angle with the plane of the horizon; ascending or descending rapidly with respect to a horizontal line or a level; precipitous; as, a steep hill or mountain; a steep roof; a steep ascent; a steep declivity; a steep barometric gradient. [1913 Webster]

2. Difficult of access; not easily reached; lofty; elevated; high. [Obs.] --Chapman. [1913 Webster]

3. Excessive; as, a steep price. [Slang] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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