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stenotherm an animal or plant able to survive only in a narrow temperature range. (Cf. eurytherm.)
stenotopic able to survive only in a narrow range of environmental conditions. (Cf. eurytopic.)
stenotype the symbols that represent the sounds, words, or phrases of phonetic shorthand. [2 definitions]
stenotypy a shorthand in which symbols that represent sounds, words, and phrases are typed on a keyboard machine.
Stentor (cap.) in The Iliad, a Greek herald with an extremely loud voice. [3 definitions]
stentorian extremely loud and powerful.
step the movement made by lifting one foot and placing it down in another place; motion used in walking. [12 definitions]
step- related by way of a remarriage.
step back to discontinue some action in order to consider what one is doing more calmly or objectively.
stepbrother the son of one's stepmother or stepfather by a previous marriage.
stepchild the child of one's spouse by a previous marriage.
stepdad (informal) a stepfather, the husband of one's mother but who is not one's biological father.
stepdaughter the daughter of one's spouse by a previous marriage.
step-down designating a transformer that reduces voltage, or a gear that reduces speed. [2 definitions]
step down to resign from a high position.
stepfather the husband of one's mother, who may act as a father but is not one's father through a biological process.
stephanotis any of various woody climbing plants, noted for their white, sweet-scented blossoms.
Stephen Crane U.S. journalist and writer, acclaimed for his novel The Red Badge of Courage, (b.1871--d.1900).
step-in put on by being stepped into. [2 definitions]
stepladder a ladder with flat steps instead of rungs, often having a hinged frame that opens to form a stable support.
stepmom (informal) stepmother; the wife of one's father but who is not one's biological mother.