- A stone that can be stepped on in crossing something, especially a marsh or creek; often used in a figurative sense.
adjective (pos=stepping stone)
- "He was full of ambition, and force, and life, intend, intending all sorts of great things, and meaning to make his position a stepping stone to all that was excellent in public life."
- (figuratively) To be as a stepping stone, a good place to begin or cross over to.
Etymology: First attested circa w:1325, 1325, in the figurative sense w:1653, 1653.
- w:Esperanto, Esperanto can make a good language to w:Latin language, Latin, which may be difficult for amateur linguists.
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