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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Step \Step\, verb (used without an object) [imp. & p. p. {Stepped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Stepping}.] [AS. staeppan; akin to OFries. steppa, D. stappen to step, stap a step, OHG. stepfen to step, G. stapfe a footstep, OHG. stapfo, G. stufe a step to step on; cf. Gr. ? to shake about, handle roughly, stamp (?). Cf. {Stamp}, noun & a.]

1. To move the foot in walking; to advance or recede by raising and moving one of the feet to another resting place, or by moving both feet in succession.

2. To walk; to go on foot; esp., to walk a little distance; as, to step to one of the neighbors.

3. To walk slowly, gravely, or resolutely.

Home the swain retreats, His flock before him stepping to the fold. --Thomson.

4. Fig.: To move mentally; to go in imagination.

They are stepping almost three thousand years back into the remotest antiquity. --Pope.

{To step aside}, to walk a little distance from the rest; to retire from company.

{To step forth}, to move or come forth.

{To step in} or {To step into}. (a) To walk or advance into a place or state, or to advance suddenly in.

Whosoever then first, after the troubling of the water, stepped in, was made whole of whatsoever disease he had. --John v. 4. (b) To enter for a short time; as, I just stepped into the house. (c) To obtain possession without trouble; to enter upon easily or suddenly; as, to step into an estate.

{To step out}. (a) (Mil.) To increase the length, but not the rapidity, of the step, extending it to thirty-tree inches. (b) To go out for a short distance or a short time.

{To step short} (Mil.), to diminish the length or rapidity of the step according to the established rules.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Step \Step\, verb (used with an object)

1. To set, as the foot.

2. (Naut.) To fix the foot of (a mast) in its step; to erect.

{To step off}, to measure by steps, or paces; hence, to divide, as a space, or to form a series of marks, by successive measurements, as with dividers.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Step \Step\, noun [AS. staepe. See {Step}, verb (used without an object)]

1. An advance or movement made by one removal of the foot; a pace.

2. A rest, or one of a set of rests, for the foot in ascending or descending, as a stair, or a round of a ladder.

The breadth of every single step or stair should be never less than one foot. --Sir H. Wotton.

3. The space passed over by one movement of the foot in walking or running; as, one step is generally about three feet, but may be more or less. Used also figuratively of any kind of progress; as, he improved step by step, or by steps.

To derive two or three general principles of motion from phenomena, and afterwards to tell us how the properties and actions of all corporeal things follow from those manifest principles, would be a very great step in philosophy. --Sir I. Newton.

4. A small space or distance; as, it is but a step.

5. A print of the foot; a footstep; a footprint; track.

6. Gait; manner of walking; as, the approach of a man is often known by his step.

7. Proceeding; measure; action; an act.

The reputation of a man depends on the first steps he makes in the world. --Pope.

Beware of desperate steps. The darkest day, Live till to-morrow, will have passed away. --Cowper.

I have lately taken steps . . . to relieve the old gentleman's distresses. --G. W. Cable.

8. pl. Walk; passage.

Conduct my steps to find the fatal tree. --Dryden.

9. pl. A portable framework of stairs, much used indoors in reaching to a high position.

10. (Naut.) In general, a framing in wood or iron which is intended to receive an upright shaft; specif., a block of wood, or a solid platform upon the keelson, supporting the heel of the mast.

11. (Mach.) (a) One of a series of offsets, or parts, resembling the steps of stairs, as one of the series of parts of a cone pulley on which the belt runs. (b) A bearing in which the lower extremity of a spindle or a vertical shaft revolves.

12. (Mus.) The intervak between two contiguous degrees of the csale.

Note: The word tone is often used as the name of this interval; but there is evident incongruity in using tone for indicating the interval between tones. As the word scale is derived from the Italian scala, a ladder, the intervals may well be called steps.

13. (Kinematics) A change of position effected by a motion of translation. --W. K. Clifford.

14. (Fives) At Eton College, England, a shallow step dividing the court into an inner and an outer portion. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{Back step}, {Half step}, etc. See under {Back}, {Half}, etc.

{Step grate}, a form of grate for holding fuel, in which the bars rise above one another in the manner of steps.

{To take steps}, to take action; to move in a matter.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Step- \Step-\ [AS. ste['o]p-; akin to OFries. stiap-, stiep-, D. & G. stief-, OHG. stiuf-, Icel. stj?p-, Sw. styf-, and to AS. [=a]st[=e]pan, [=a]ste['o]pan, to deprive, bereave, as children of their parents, OHG. stiufen.] A prefix used before father, mother, brother, sister, son, daughter, child, etc., to indicate that the person thus spoken of is not a blood relative, but is a relative by the marriage of a parent; as, a stepmother to X is the wife of the father of X, married by him after the death of the mother of X. See {Stepchild}, {Stepdaughter}, {Stepson}, etc.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal; "the situation called for strong measures"; "the police took steps to reduce crime" [syn: {measure}, {step}]

2: the distance covered by a step; "he stepped off ten paces from the old tree and began to dig" [syn: {footstep}, {pace}, {step}, {stride}]

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

4: support consisting of a place to rest the foot while ascending or descending a stairway; "he paused on the bottom step" [syn: {step}, {stair}]

5: relative position in a graded series; "always a step behind"; "subtle gradations in color"; "keep in step with the fashions" [syn: {gradation}, {step}]

6: a short distance; "it's only a step to the drugstore" [syn: {step}, {stone's throw}]

7: the sound of a step of someone walking; "he heard footsteps on the porch" [syn: {footfall}, {footstep}, {step}]

8: a musical interval of two semitones [syn: {tone}, {whole tone}, {step}, {whole step}]

9: a mark of a foot or shoe on a surface; "the police made casts of the footprints in the soft earth outside the window" [syn: {footprint}, {footmark}, {step}]

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

11: a sequence of foot movements that make up a particular dance; "he taught them the waltz step" [syn: {dance step}, {step}]


1: shift or move by taking a step; "step back"

2: put down or press the foot, place the foot; "For fools rush in where angels fear to tread"; "step on the brake" [syn: {step}, {tread}]

3: cause (a computer) to execute a single command

4: treat badly; "This boss abuses his workers"; "She is always stepping on others to get ahead" [syn: {mistreat}, {maltreat}, {abuse}, {ill-use}, {step}, {ill-treat}]

5: furnish with steps; "The architect wants to step the terrace"

6: move with one's feet in a specific manner; "step lively"

7: walk a short distance to a specified place or in a specified manner; "step over to the blackboard"

8: place (a ship's mast) in its step

9: measure (distances) by pacing; "step off ten yards" [syn: {pace}, {step}]

10: move or proceed as if by steps into a new situation; "She stepped into a life of luxury"; "he won't step into his father's footsteps"

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A Brief Explanation of Some Symptoms of My Mental Illness

This is what I was doing on the day Bernie Sanders gave his "Restore American Democracy" speech above.

My dream this morning. (Tuesday, August 4, 2015: Approximately Noon Pacific Daylight Time)

I had an interesting dream today around noon. I was sleeping in bed since 5 p.m. on Monday, the previous day. I went to bed around 1:30 a.m. Monday morning, but unfortunately, I failed to fall asleep. I remained alert in bed trying to fall asleep until 5 p.m. that day, when I finally fell alseep and slept until around 12:15 p.m. today, which is why I guess the dream happened around noon.

This morning I had totally awesome higher power superpower dreams.

It started off at Mizar Place where I was in a really weird altered state and my brother and Dad didn't trust me with anything dangerous. I was standing in the kitchen. They were in the dining room. While in my altered state, I tried to explain to them that I knew what danger was. I used the stove as an example. I explained that the burner was hot and the pilot light had to stay lit or otherwise gas would escape and catch fire.

It was nighttime.

Then there was a super loud arcing noise coming from what sounded like miles away. Just super loud electrical sparking type noise. So Dad and I went to investigate. We drove several blocks and about half a mile through residential neighborhoods until we found a military zone full of security guards, then we found the source of the noise.

There was a huge gigantic antenna about 300 feet tall that had been built behind the backyard of a house in the grass of the elementary school schoolyard. Somehow then we were behind the house in the schoolyard, close enough to see the flashes of light coming from inside the house and that the sparks were being channeled through a ducting system that was connected to an amplifier unit and broadcast in all directions through some kind of ultra, ultra loud and elaborate public address system in the schoolyard, as well as through the radio antenna.

There was a military cop that greeted us. Dad had a black Colt .45 semi-automatic pistol and I had a small silver-colored .22 semi-automatic pistol with a wooden grip. The cop asked us if we had permits for the guns. Dad said he did but that I didn't. The MP asked for my gun. I handed it to him without resistance, but felt really stupid after the fact because I gave it to him barrel first - unfortunately pointed in his general direction. He took it without incident, but I felt embarrassed for not pointing the barrel toward the ground in the process.

Then we tried to figure out what the gigantic antenna was for. Dad guessed that it was classified but he said he thought it had something to do with extending the range of antennas at Vandenberg Air Force Base.

Then we drove to Vandenberg and when we arrived it was suddenly daytime. It was clear that there was something big going on. There were all kinds of advanced rotorless aircraft flying around really slowly and low to the ground.

Dad and I and my brother and one of his friends were in a van. We saw a helicopter-like aircraft fly really low by us and we could see the pilot through the windows. It was a really beautiful woman with medium length blonde hair. She wasn't wearing a helmet.

Then all of sudden, the beautiful woman was in the van with us. She explained that she was able to sneak up on us without a sound and enter the van without even opening the door. She explained that they had advanced nanotechnology and the ability to move and reassemble atoms very quickly.

Then she took us to a place where there were spaceships from aliens and they said that we were selected as part of a small group of people that would now go with the aliens. She took us inside one of the alien spaceships.

The inside of the spaceship took us to another world that was filled with ancient hieroglyphics and giant aliens.

They explained that they had been looking for a human god to control the spaceship, and I naturally didn't want the job because I had so many flaws and limitations. Then they took me to the alien god who was in charge of the spaceship. He said, "This is for you and your list of limitations."

I was trying to explain to Dad that they had advanced nanotechnology and that they could do anything to us and then return us to perfect health. I tried to explain that there was nothing to fear because we had already been scanned.

Then we were in a giant building that went on forever and it was filled with sleeping mummies that were starting to come back to life in perfect health. I remember saying that I would like to be the walls and floor of that building.

Suddenly all the walls to the whole building turned into solid gold, and all the floors turned into gold colored marble with an interesting continuous grain. It was all beautiful.

Then the aliens started demonstrating that they could kill us and revive us to perfect health, even better than we were before.

Then things started attacking us. There was some kind of dog like creature running towards me. I just stood there waiting to see what would happen, knowing that I would be fine. Then a group of four aliens were coming towards me. Again, I stood my ground and didn't run.

They attacked me and did some damage then quickly called off their attack and walked away slowly and peacefully, and I was repaired to full health. The whole process was painless and I never lost consciousness.

A bunch of stuff happened that is escaping my memory, but the last words of the dream were from the inside of a golden palace and the leader of the aliens said to me, "You're immortal soul is with us, the angels."

Then I woke up.

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I had really cool dreams this morning, but unfortunately I don't remember much of them.

I interacted with many beautiful intelligent characters, male and female, and they all said with great enthusiasm and empathy but gently apologetically as if sorry to disappoint that they were me. "We're You!", they said excitedly but with a tinge of sadness at the implications for my sense of loneliness.

In one part of the dream an invisible dream guide was testing my dream hearing. He was talking to me in sentences over and over again and different levels of volume, down to a point where I couldn't quite make out what he was saying, then up to a point where I could hear him again. He would say a sentence, then I'd repeat it back to him, until I couldn't make the sentences out anymore. It's like he was testing my internal dialog volume level to determine the lowest level that I could perceive. Subliminals. Calibrations. Very interesting. I wonder what they're up to.

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I really had cool FANTASY dreams this morning.

In one, I was in a library and there was a section where every book was an interesting and novel and revealing look at thinking and being creative. The illustrations were all beautiful and complex.

I got a handful of the books.

Then I took them to my warehouse loft apartment in the dream.

There was a woman there.

In one part of the dream I was explaining to the woman that I was really smart but that I had a disability. I said originally I thought that I could do whatever I set my mind to, but because of my disability, I would have to focus on FANTASY instead of math and science and programming and SECURITY.


Then I went outside of the loft to the roof of the building. There was a hole going through the roof to a lower floor. When I stood over the hole, it went on forever, there was like a lighted crystalline miniature city in the hole. Everything was really fragile. I reached down with my right hand and touched a miniature lighted skyscraper and it tipped over and came to rest at an angle against another miniature lighted skyscraper.

Then a demon being came out of the hole and took me over. Suddenly, I looked like the demon being, and my real body appeared separately. The demon being said that we were going to be in switched bodies for 30 days.

Then there was one part of the dream where I realized that it had been 2 weeks since I had contacted my family. I wanted to call my Dad. There was a huge video screen and some phone numbers appeared and they said they were calling Dad. But the numbers were in a different format than Dad's number. I explained to them that my Dad's number was in a different format. Then they decided that we would go there instead.

Then there was a young kid with me and we were in a car on 4 lane freeway headed North towards my Dad's house. The kid didn't know how to drive and we were weaving all over the place in heavy traffic. It was very dramatic. Finally, we pulled off at an offramp and ended up standing on a hill above some church grounds. We were about 200 feet away from the door of the church on a hill and there was another hole in the ground in front of the church. The kid fired an Estes rocket toward the hole, it flew through the air but landed on the edge of the hole and caught on fire. It just kept burning. Then the hole was filled with dirty slushy snow and something started raising out of the ground.

It was a green alien lizard/humanoid being with big yellow eyes. He complained that he wanted to be left to rot in his eternal sleep and didn't want to be woken up.

Those are the details that I can remember.

When I woke up, I felt like I had just had a great FANTASY dream.


I was on a sidewalk along the beach and there were vendor stands and there was an outdoor club that was having a party.

A gorgeous woman at a stand walked over to me and kissed me on the lips. She said something like, "I want to have a test."

Then some other people started talking to me.

Then we went to the outdoor club and there was a cover charge. They said we could come in temporarily without paying a cover. She gave me a little sticker. I didn't have a shirt on.

I went to the back of the club and there were some racks of clothes. I was looking for a T-shirt. Then I went to another room and there was a large yellow T-shirt on a rack. I put it on.

On my way back outside, I saw a mirror and could see that I looked really fat, as my stomach was sticking out. Then somebody said the T-shirt was dirty and smelled like body odor. I smelled it and agreed. I took it back and put it on a hangar. I went to the back and found some brand new T-shirts that were on sale. I put one on and it fit. Then I went outside.

I went to the person who was checking tickets and asked her what I was supposed to do with the sticker. She said I should just put the sticker on and not worry about paying a cover charge.

Then there was a little guy at a desk selling breath mints. Remembering having gotten the kiss from the beautiful woman, I decided to buy some breath mints. When I was handing the guy a couple of quarters, I dropped one. When I looked down on the ground in the dirt, there were lots of other quarters and nickels and dimes on the ground. I began collecting them. I dug a little bit more into the dirt and there were more.

Then the phone rang and I woke up. It was the Highline Bookstore letting me know that my books and parking pass are ready.

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When they let me DRIVE, I always just ask them what they want me to do or say or type? The situation repeats over and over again. When I'm not controlled, I'm volunteering to be controlled. I TRUST my HIGHER POWERS. I BELIEVE in the BENEVOLENCE of the scientific community. I have FAITH that when they are DRIVING I am serving the GREATER GOOD of We the People. I am the ultimate PLEASER. I come bearing GIFTS. I have GOOD NEWS. I have CAREFULLY analyzed the situation and to the best of my UNDERSTANDING, this is what YOU WANT and this what YOU NEED. YOU in this case is We the People. My name is Ken and I am addressing the PUBLIC.

Is there any way I can make my situation more USEFUL to others? Is there anything I can do to be more HELPFUL? How can I be more CONSTRUCTIVE? How can I do this in the way that is the most BENEFICIAL for others? I leave it up to YOU to HELP me to be as socially and ecologically RESPONSIBLE as possible. I will be exceptionally OPEN and TRANSPARENT.