As nouns the difference between pinnacle and steep
is that pinnacle
is the highest point while steep
is a liquid used in a steeping process.
As verbs the difference between pinnacle and steep
is that pinnacle
is to put something on a pinnacle while steep
is (ambitransitive) to soak an item (or to be soaked) in liquid in order to gradually add or remove components to or from the item.
As an adjective steep is
of a near-vertical gradient; of a slope, surface, curve, etc that proceeds upward at an angle near vertical.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
The highest point.
A tall, sharp and craggy rock or mountain.
(figuratively) An all-time high; a point of greatest achievement or success.
(architecture) An upright member, generally ending in a small spire, used to finish a buttress, to constitute a part in a proportion, as where pinnacles flank a gable or spire.
- Some renowned metropolis / With glistering spires and pinnacles around.
* See also
to put something on a pinnacle
to build or furnish with a pinnacle or pinnacles
The sense of “sharp slope” is attested circa 1200; the sense “expensive” is attested US 1856.
Of a near-vertical gradient; of a slope, surface, curve, etc. that proceeds upward at an angle near vertical.
- a steep''' hill or mountain; a '''steep''' roof; a '''steep''' ascent; a '''steep barometric gradient
(obsolete) Difficult to access; not easy reached; lofty; elevated; high.
- Twenty quid for a shave? That's a bit steep .
(of the rake of a ship's mast, or a car's windshield) resulting in a mast or windshield angle that strongly diverges from the perpendicular
- The steep rake of the windshield enhances the fast lines of the exterior. [http://www.utsandiego.com/uniontrib/20070303/news_lz1dd3maynard.html]
From (etyl) stepen, from (etyl) . More at (l).
(ambitransitive) To soak an item (or to be soaked) in liquid in order to gradually add or remove components to or from the item
- They steep skins in a tanning solution to create leather.
- The tea is steeping .
To imbue with something.
- In refreshing dew to steep / The little, trembling flowers.
- The learned of the nation were steeped in Latin.
- a town steeped in history
A liquid used in a steeping process
A rennet bag.
- Corn steep has many industrial uses.