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single parent

n
(Sociology)
a. a person who has a dependent child or dependent children and who is widowed, divorced, or unmarried
b. (as modifier): a single-parent family.
Translations
أُحادي الوالدين، ذو والدٍ واحِدوَالِدٌ وَحِيد
jeden rodičkterý se sám stará o dítěosamělý rodič
eneforsørgereneforsørger-enlig forælder
yksinhuoltaja
samohrani roditelj
gyermekét egyedül nevelõ szülõ
片親で子育てをする人
홀부모
rodič bez partnera so zverenými deťmi
ensamstående förälder
bekar ebeveyntek ana/baba
người nuôi con một mình

single parent

n (mother) → ragazza madre; (father) → ragazzo padre

single

(ˈsiŋgl) adjective
1. one only. The spider hung on a single thread.
2. for one person only. a single bed/mattress.
3. unmarried. a single person.
4. for or in one direction only. a single ticket/journey/fare.
noun
1. a gramophone record with only one tune or song on each side. This group have just brought out a new single.
2. a one-way ticket.
ˈsingleness noun
ˈsingles noun plural
1. (also noun singular) in tennis etc, a match or matches with only one player on each side. The men's singles are being played this week; (also adjective) a singles match.
2. (especially American) unmarried (usually young) people. a bar for singles; (also adjective) a singles holiday/club.
ˈsingly adverb
one by one; separately. They came all together, but they left singly.
ˌsingle-ˈbreasted adjective
(of a coat, jacket etc) having only one row of buttons. a single-breasted tweed suit.
ˌsingle-ˈdecker noun, adjective
(a bus etc) having only one deck or level. a single-decker (bus).
ˌsingle-ˈhanded adjective, adverb
working etc by oneself, without help. He runs the restaurant single-handed; single-handed efforts.
single ˈparent noun
a mother or father who brings up a child or children on her or his own. a single-parent family.
single out
to choose or pick out for special treatment. He was singled out to receive special thanks for his help.

single parent

وَالِدٌ وَحِيد osamělý rodič enlig forælder Alleinerzieher ανύπαντρος γονέας padre solo, padre soltero yksinhuoltaja parent célibataire samohrani roditelj genitore single 片親で子育てをする人 홀부모 alleenstaande ouder aleneforelder samotny ojciec pai que cria filhos sozinho отец-одиночка ensamstående förälder พ่อหรือแม่ที่เลี้ยงลูกด้วยตนเองเพียงคนเดียว bekar ebeveyn người nuôi con một mình 单亲家长
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