Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The wife of one's father and not one's natural mother.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The wife of one's biological father, other than one's biological mother.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The wife of one's father by a subsequent marriage.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A woman who is the wife of one's father, but is not one's mother.
  • n. A horny filament shooting up by the side of the nail.
  • n. The pansy. Britten and Holland, Eng. Plant Names.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the wife of your father by a subsequent marriage

Etymologies

step- +‎ mother (Wiktionary)

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