stepping stone

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A stone that can be stepped on in crossing something, especially a marsh or creek
Something used as a way to progress to something or somewhere else

He was full of ambition, and force, and life, intending all sorts of great things, and meaning to make his position a stepping stone to all that was excellent in public life..

To be as a stepping stone, a good place to begin or cross over to

Esperanto can make a good stepping stone language to Latin, which may be difficult for amateur linguists.

You can describe a job or event as a stepping stone when it helps you to make progress, especially in your career. Many students now see university as a stepping stone to a good job
any means of advancement; "the job was just a stepping stone on his way to fame and riches"
Stepping stones are a line of large stones which you can walk on in order to cross a shallow stream or river
a stone in a marsh or shallow water that can be stepped on in crossing
stepping stones
plural form of stepping stone
Alternative form of stepping stone
{n} a stone to save from dirt or wet
means, path, one step along a journey
{i} stone on which one may step to cross a stream or other shallow body of water; anything which acts as a means of progress or advancement
A stone to raise the feet above the surface of water or mud in walking
A means of progress or advancement
stepping stone


    step·ping stone

    Türkische aussprache

    stepîng stōn


    means, way


    /ˈstepəɴɢ ˈstōn/ /ˈstɛpɪŋ ˈstoʊn/


    (verb.) before 12th century. First attested circa 1325, in the figurative sense 1653.

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