Move out of the way, as in Please step aside—I’ve got my arms full of groceries. This usage was first recorded in 1530.
Withdraw, make room for a replacement, as in The senior researcher decided to step aside for a younger colleague. [ Second half of 1900s ]
noun 1. one’s stepfather’s son or stepmother’s son by a previous marriage. noun 1. a son of one’s stepmother or stepfather by a union with someone other than one’s father or mother respectively
noun 1. a set of steps folding into a chair.
noun, plural stepchildren. 1. a child of one’s spouse by a previous marriage. 2. any person, organization, affiliate, project, etc., that is not properly treated, supported, or appreciated: This agency is the stepchild when appropriations are handed out. noun (pl) -children 1. a stepson or stepdaughter
noun, Jewelry. 1. a cut consisting of a rectangular girdle, often faceted, with two or more tiers of narrow facets running parallel to the girdle on both the crown and the pavilion: used especially in stones in which color is more important than brilliance.