As adjectives the difference between uphill and steep
is that uphill
is located up a slope or on a hill while steep
is of a near-vertical gradient; of a slope, surface, curve, etc that proceeds upward at an angle near vertical.
As nouns the difference between uphill and steep
is that uphill
is an uphill route while steep
is a liquid used in a steeping process.
As an adverb uphill
is up a slope, towards higher ground.
As a verb 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.
up a slope, towards higher ground
(by extension) with difficulty
located up a slope or on a hill
going up a slope or a hill
(by extension) difficult or laborious
* Sense 3 comparative and superlative is usually made with more and most
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.