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Path vs Steps - What's the difference?

path | steps |

As nouns the difference between path and steps

is that path is a trail for the use of, or worn by, pedestrians while steps is plural of lang=en.

As verbs the difference between path and steps

is that path is to make a path in, or on (something), or for (someone) while steps is third-person singular of step.



(wikipedia path)


(en noun)
  • A trail for the use of, or worn by, pedestrians.
  • * (John Dryden)
  • The dewy paths of meadows we will tread.
  • * , chapter=1
  • , title= Mr. Pratt's Patients, chapter=1 , passage=I stumbled along through the young pines and huckleberry bushes. Pretty soon I struck into a sort of path that, I cal'lated, might lead to the road I was hunting for. It twisted and turned, and, the first thing I knew, made a sudden bend around a bunch of bayberry scrub and opened out into a big clear space like a lawn.}}
  • A course taken.
  • * 1900 , , , Chapter I,
  • Just before Warwick reached Liberty Point, a young woman came down Front Street from the direction of the market-house. When their paths converged, Warwick kept on down Front Street behind her, it having been already his intention to walk in this direction.
  • (paganism) A Pagan tradition, for example witchcraft, Wicca, druidism, Heathenry.
  • A metaphorical course.
  • A method or direction of proceeding.
  • * Bible, Psalms xxv. 10
  • All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth.
  • * Gray
  • The paths of glory lead but to the grave.
  • (computing) A human-readable specification for a location within a hierarchical or tree-like structure, such as a file system or as part of a URL
  • (graph theory) A sequence of vertices]] from one vertex to another using the arcs ([[edge, edges). A path does not visit the same vertex more than once (unless it is a closed path , where only the first and the last vertex are the same).
  • (topology) A continuous map f from the unit interval I = [0,1] to a topological space X.
  • Synonyms

    * (1): track, trail; see also

    Derived terms

    * bridle path * cross paths * cycle path * footpath * path of least resistance * pathway


    (en verb)
  • To make a path in, or on (something), or for (someone).
  • * Drayton
  • pathing young Henry's unadvised ways


    * Oxford English Dictionary [draft revision; June 2005]




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  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=2 , passage=Sunning himself on the board steps , I saw for the first time Mr. Farquhar Fenelon Cooke. He was dressed out in broad gaiters and bright tweeds, like an English tourist, and his face might have belonged to Dagon, idol of the Philistines.}}


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  • Anagrams

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