from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Related by means of a remarriage rather than by blood: stepparent.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- A prefix used before father, mother, brother, sister, son, daughter, child, and so forth, to indicate that the person being identified is not a blood relative but is related through the marriage of a parent.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- A prefix used before father, mother, brother, sister, son, daughter, child, etc., to indicate that the person thus spoken of is not a blood relative, but is a relative by the marriage of a parent. See stepchild, stepdaughter, stepson, etc.
Currently we are taking everything step- by-step, carefully watching the school board's actions.
Not all look comfortable with the intricate demands of Bournonville's step- and jump-filled choreography, but all look engaged and eager.
Andreas Schmitz, president of the German banking association BdB, said earlier this week that assigning zero risk-weightings to government bonds was a "conscious and targeted piece of regulation from politicians" that "without a doubt created false incentives and should now be replaced step- by-step."
"I don't think any of us expected electric to be a step- function of volume," Federico said.
He iced it by sticking a 3-pointer behind the key in Gasol's face, then setting up a left-side 18-footer with a gorgeous pump fake and step-in.
a In chemistry, the combination of several molecules to form a more complex molecule, usually by a step- or chain-growth mechanism?