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[stee-vuh n] /ˈsti vən/
a male given name. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Steven hardly knew whether to keep it or not, or what to say.

    Big Brother Annie Fellows-Johnston
  • That might be in a month, and it might be six, even Steven could not say.

  • Steven was kneeling beside her now, his eyes shining like stars.

    Big Brother Annie Fellows-Johnston
  • And the succession could be safeguarded by marrying Steven and Myrna.

    Space Viking Henry Beam Piper
  • Dhis rivals indeed Stephen for Steven, and even nephew for nevvew.

Word Origin and History for Steven

masc. proper name, anglicized form of Stephen (q.v.). A top 20 name for boys born in the U.S. between 1949 and 1976; the -ph- form was more popular until 1960s.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for Steven

step up to the plate

verb phrase

To take responsibility; to step forward to take care of something

[reference to baseball]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Idioms and Phrases with Steven


The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary
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