stepchild


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step·child

 (stĕp′chīld′)
n.
1. A child of one's spouse by a previous union.
2. Something that does not receive appropriate care, respect, or attention: "For the longest time, children's books ... were considered the stepchild of publishing" (Robert Sabuda).

stepchild

(ˈstɛpˌtʃaɪld)
n, pl -children
a stepson or stepdaughter

step•child

(ˈstɛpˌtʃaɪld)

n., pl. -chil•dren.
1. a child of one's husband or wife by a previous marriage.
2. any person, project, etc., that is not properly treated, supported, or appreciated.
[before 1000]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stepchild - a child of your spouse by a former marriage
child, kid - a human offspring (son or daughter) of any age; "they had three children"; "they were able to send their kids to college"
stepdaughter - a daughter of your spouse by a former marriage
stepson - the son your spouse by a former marriage
Translations
bel-enfant
plastbarnstyvbarn

stepchild

[ˈsteptʃaɪld] N (stepchildren (pl)) → hijastro/a m/f

stepchild

[ˈstɛptʃaɪld] n (= stepson) → beau-fils m (= stepdaughter) → belle-fille f

stepchild

[ˈstɛpˌtʃaɪld] n (-children (pl)) → figliastro/a

stepchild

n (pl -children) hijastro -tra mf
References in classic literature ?
There is a child which she had by another husband-- not this one but another one--so it is a stepchild, and they do not count in full measure.
A poll released Saturday indicated a majority of Italians surveyed opposed the stepchild adoption provision.
Under the Rules, his child would have been entitled to a share of the assets if he had an estate worth more than pounds 250,000 but his stepchild would not.
Because my stepchild is so happy when spending time with us and it bothers my husband's ex.
Amphetamines and their cheap and easily manufactured stepchild, crystal meth, have long been used by bloody despots and cold-blooded killers.
While they are among the biggest draws for tourists, they have traditionally been a kind of tolerated stepchild in Egyptology.
There was a time when theater was treated as the unwanted stepchild of French Renaissance studies.
Additionally, the Family and Medical Leave Act allows unpaid leave to care for a stepchild.
Corporate expression is an oft-neglected stepchild compared with its beloved siblings: political and artistic speech.
And the guy who is interviewing me, the red-headed stepchild Jeremy Morgan.
Inexpensive to promote and to stage (and inexpensive for those participating), audio conferences have become the precocious stepchild of 9/11 and the recession (see article on page 4).
Trouble is, he says, projection systems are still a stepchild of the information technology departments at most IHEs: too high tech to be the purview of the facilities department alone, but not quite top-of-mind to the IT folks.