Definition of 'stepping stone'
Example sentences containing 'stepping stone'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
The Countess knew this because she had also been there, watching to see if the potential lordly stepping stone discovered himself. THE RIVAL QUEENS: A COUNTESS ASHBY DE LA ZOUCHE MYSTERY (2002)Adrina knew she was always going to be a stepping stone for others. TREASON KEEP (2002)They leapt from stepping stone to stepping stone, trying to find a way through. THE TOUCH OF INNOCENTS (2002)
Translations for 'stepping stone'
British English: stepping stone NOUN
You can describe a job or event as a stepping stone when it helps you to make progress, especially in your career.
It is just another stepping stone to bigger and better things.
Definition of stepping stone from the Collins English Dictionary
Collins Dictionaries for Schools
Our new online dictionaries for schools provide a safe and appropriate environment for children. And best of all it's ad free, so sign up now and start using at home or in the classroom.
Unlock language with the Paul Noble method
No books. No rote memorization. No chance of failure. Your chance to have a one-to-one lesson with best-selling language expert Paul Noble, try a FREE audio sample of his brand new Mandarin Chinese course.
13th edition of the Collins Dictionary out now!
Updated with all the very latest new words and senses, this new 13th edition is an unparalleled resource for word lovers, word gamers, and word geeks everywhere. #homeoflivingenglish
We have almost 200 lists of words from topics as varied as types of butterflies, jackets, currencies, vegetables and knots! Amaze your friends with your new-found knowledge!
Rainbow Tree, Asymmetric Wreath, and Period Poverty: November’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this November with Robert Groves.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.