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STEPPING STONE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does stepping stone mean? 

STEPPING STONE (noun)
  The noun STEPPING STONE has 2 senses:

1. a stone in a marsh or shallow water that can be stepped on in crossing
2. any means of advancement

  Familiarity information: STEPPING STONE used as a noun is rare.


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STEPPING STONE (noun)


Sense 1stepping stone [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A stone in a marsh or shallow water that can be stepped on in crossing

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Hypernyms ("stepping stone" is a kind of...):

rock; stone (a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter)


Sense 2stepping stone [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any means of advancement

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context example:

the job was just a stepping stone on his way to fame and riches

Hypernyms ("stepping stone" is a kind of...):

agency; means; way (how a result is obtained or an end is achieved)


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