be steeped in something
- to have a lot of a particular quality or thing
The region is steeped in history.
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be steeped in something — phrase to have a lot of a particular quality or thing The region is steeped in history. Thesaurus: to have a particular quality or thingsynonym Main entry: steep … Useful english dictionary
(be) steeped in something — be ˈsteeped in sth idiom (formal) to have a lot of a particular quality • a city steeped in history Main entry: ↑steepidiom … Useful english dictionary
steep — I UK [stiːp] / US [stɪp] adjective Word forms steep : adjective steep comparative steeper superlative steepest ** 1) a) a steep slope rises quickly and is difficult to climb a steep slope/hill/bank/path It was a steep climb out of the valley. b)… … English dictionary
steep — steep1 [ stip ] adjective ** 1. ) a steep slope rises quickly and is difficult to climb: a steep slope/hill/bank/path It was a steep climb out of the valley. a ) a steep drop or fall is sudden and nearly VERTICAL: Suddenly the plane pitched… … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
Pickle — The pickle s provenance can be traced to one William Beukelz or Beukel, a fourteen century Dutch fisherman who was known as the first to pickle food. Though Beukel pickled fish, his name, mispronounced slightly, came to apply to pickled… … Dictionary of eponyms
soak — vb Soak, saturate, drench, steep, impregnate, sop, waterlog can mean to permeate or be permeated with or as if with water. Soak suggests immersion in a liquid so that the substance absorbs the moisture and usually becomes thoroughly wetted,… … New Dictionary of Synonyms
steep in — [phrasal verb] 1 steep (someone) in (something) : to make (someone) know and understand a lot about (something) Prior to his trip, he spent a few weeks steeping himself in the language. [=learning a lot about the language] often used as (be)… … Useful english dictionary
literature — /lit euhr euh cheuhr, choor , li treuh /, n. 1. writings in which expression and form, in connection with ideas of permanent and universal interest, are characteristic or essential features, as poetry, novels, history, biography, and essays. 2.… … Universalium
Onycha — This article is about the incense component. For the town in Alabama, see Onycha, Alabama. Onycha (Greek: ονυξ), along with equal parts of stacte, galbanum, and frankincense, was one of the components of the consecrated Ketoret (incense) which… … Wikipedia
Europe, history of — Introduction history of European peoples and cultures from prehistoric times to the present. Europe is a more ambiguous term than most geographic expressions. Its etymology is doubtful, as is the physical extent of the area it designates.… … Universalium