one-parent family


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one-parent family

n
(Sociology) a household consisting of at least one dependent child and the mother or father, the other parent being dead or permanently absent
Translations

one-parent family

[ˌwʌnpɛərəntˈfæmɪlɪ] Nfamilia f monoparental

one-parent family

[ˈwʌnˌpɛərntˈfæmɪlɪ] nfamiglia f monogenitore inv

one

(wan) noun
1. the number or figure 1. One and one is two (1 + 1 = 2).
2. the age of 1. Babies start to talk at one.
pronoun
1. a single person or thing. She's the one I like the best; I'll buy the red one.
2. anyone; any person. One can see the city from here.
adjective
1. 1 in number. one person; He took one book.
2. aged 1. The baby will be one tomorrow.
3. of the same opinion etc. We are one in our love of freedom.
one-
having one (of something). a one-legged man.
oneˈself pronoun
1. used as the object of a verb, the subject of which is one. One should wash oneself every morning.
2. used in emphasis. One always has to do these things oneself.
one-night ˈstand noun
(slang) a one-night sex partner; sexual intercourse with a one-night partner.
one-ˈoff noun, adjective
(something) made, intended etc for one occasion only. It's just a one-off arrangement.
one-parent ˈfamily noun
(also single parent family) a family with only a mother or a father to look after the children.
one-ˈsided adjective
1. with one person or side having a great advantage over the other. a one-sided contest.
2. representing only one aspect of a subject. a one-sided discussion.
one-ˈway adjective
1. in which traffic can move in one direction only. a one-way street.
2. (especially American) valid for travel in one direction only. a one-way ticket.
one-year-old noun
a person or animal that is one year old.
adjective
(of a person, animal or thing) that is one year old.
all one
just the same. It's all one to me what she does.
be one up on (a person)
to have an advantage over (someone). We brought out a book on this before our rivals so we're one up on them.
not be oneself
to look or feel ill, anxious etc. I'd better go home – I'm not myself today.
one and all
all (of a group). This was agreed by one and all.
one another
used as the object of a verb when an action takes place between people etc. They hit one another.
one by one
(of a number of people, things etc) one after the other. He examined all the vases one by one.
one or two
a few. I don't want a lot of nuts – I'll just take one or two.

one of is followed by a plural noun or pronoun, but takes a singular verb: One of the girls works as a hairdresser ; One of them is ill .
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Most of the informers' information was linked to jobseeker's allowance and one-parent family payments and affected those who were struggling to survive.
I HAVE a lot of sympathy for Stephen Crabb, the new Secretary of State for Work and Pensions for the hardships he faced growing up in a one-parent family.
Mum-of-three Andrea Galgey claims she will lose nearly [euro]80 per week when the age limit for the one-parent family payment is reduced in July.
A Department spokesman said more than 23,000 one-parent family cases - including 14,000 new awards - were examined last year.
Children aged 3 1 / to 4 1 / are 1 1 / 2 times more likely to have tooth decay if they come from a one-parent family.
The experiences of three families are highlighted, one family in which both parents work and receive child care assistance, a one-parent family that waited 12 months for child care assistance, and a 2-parent family receiving assistance through the At-Home-Infant Care program to allow the mother to provide at-home care for their premature infant.