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According to WordNet, the noun "step" has 11 sense(s).

106645039 a mark of a foot or shoe on a surface; "the police made casts of the footprints in the soft earth outside the window".

107383823 the sound of a step of someone walking; "he heard footsteps on the porch".

114429608 relative position in a graded series; "always a step behind"; "subtle gradations in color"; "keep in step with the fashions".

104314914 support consisting of a place to rest the foot while ascending or descending a stairway; "he paused on the bottom step".

113762579 a short distance; "it's only a step to the drugstore".

104315185 a solid block joined to the beams in which the heel of a ship's mast or capstan is fixed.

106859056 a musical interval of two semitones.

113757249 the distance covered by a step; "he stepped off ten paces from the old tree and began to dig".

100174412 any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal; "the situation called for strong measures"; "the police took steps to reduce crime".

100285557 the act of changing location by raising the foot and setting it down; "he walked with unsteady steps".

100533922 a sequence of foot movements that make up a particular dance; "he taught them the waltz step".

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