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1 year, 11 months ago
How do you change the word
Water to the word Steam by changing one letter at a time? The newly formed words must be from Merriam Webster dictionary. No proper nouns, abbreviations or acronyms. No rearranging of the letters either.
Note: I myself could not find an answer to this question. May be because I missed something simple or I am just not that good!! Or both. But many of you are and I am expecting that there is a 10 step or less answer.
I asked Meta for advice and @Rand Al'Thor pointed me to another similar question which essentially said you can ask a question with no answer found by yourself.
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Jul 6, 2021 at 14:08
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Here's one list of 10 words
Here are some definitions/examples for some of the words.
SAYER: one that says. example: he is a sayer rather than a doer.
SHYER: more shy. example: he is shyer than anyone else in his class.
SHEER: of very thin or transparent texture : fine and light in weight. example: a sheer summer dress
SHEER: utter, absolute. example: frightened by the sheer immensity of the place.
STEER: to direct the course of. example: to steer a car (using the steering wheel).
STEED: a horse. example: "...summoning his steed ere the darkness failed..." (from LotR)
Jul 6, 2021 at 14:33
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Here's one answer with 10 steps...and one word I'm not too happy with:
Jul 6, 2021 at 14:34
Jeremy Dover Jeremy Dover
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Managed one with 8 steps, a questionable word (with a merriam-webster definition), and the assumption that changing a letter could also mean insertion/deletion.
Jul 6, 2021 at 18:17
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