steeped in tradition

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of steeped in tradition

: having many traditional parts
  • a ceremony steeped in tradition

Word by Word Definitions

steep play steeped
  1. : lofty, high

  2. : making a large angle with the plane of the horizon

  3. : mounting or falling precipitously

  1. : a precipitous place

  1. : to soak in a liquid at a temperature under the boiling point (as for softening, bleaching, or extracting an essence)

  2. : to cover with or plunge into a liquid (as in bathing, rinsing, or soaking)

  3. : to saturate with or subject thoroughly to (some strong or pervading influence)

  1. : the state or process of being steeped

  2. : a bath or solution in which something is steeped

tradition play
  1. : an inherited, established, or customary pattern of thought, action, or behavior (such as a religious practice or a social custom)

  2. : a belief or story or a body of beliefs or stories relating to the past that are commonly accepted as historical though not verifiable

  3. : the handing down of information, beliefs, and customs by word of mouth or by example from one generation to another without written instruction


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