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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A rock, or one of a line of rocks, in shallow water, a marshy place, or the like, that is walked on to get across. Also: A means of progress or advancement.

Usage examples (37)
  • Noun : She looked on the governorship as a steppingstone to the presidency
  • For a coach, the SEC can hardly be called a steppingstone to the NFL, as many college jobs are.
  • When Petrino left, whether the next guy would consider U of L a steppingstone was a major concern.
  • Copenhagen a "steppingstone" toward a global, legally binding climate agreement, and spelled out U.S. for more
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