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steer2 a young bull or male ox that is not able to produce young and that is raised for its meat.
steer clear of to keep away from; avoid.
steering wheel a wheel that is turned by a driver, pilot, or the like to control the direction of a land vehicle, boat, or aircraft.
stem1 the main part of a plant that grows up from the ground and supports the branches, leaves, flowers, or fruits that may grow from it. [3 definitions]
stencil a sheet of some material out of which letters or a pattern has been cut. Paint or ink can pass through stencils to form a design on the surface underneath. [3 definitions]
step the movement made by lifting one foot and putting it down in another place; motion used in walking. [8 definitions]
step- a prefix that means "related because someone married again."
stepdaughter the daughter of one's husband or wife from an earlier marriage.
stepfather the husband of one's mother, who may act as a father but is not one's natural father.
stepmother the wife of one's father, who may act as a mother but is not one's natural mother.
step on someone's toes to annoy or anger by trying to take over someone else's job or role.
stepson the son of one's husband or wife from an earlier marriage.
stereo a system of equipment for playing sound that uses separate channels to create a realistic effect.
sterile free of live germs or bacteria. [2 definitions]
sterling of or made of the very finest silver, or 92.5% pure. [4 definitions]
stern1 firm and determined; not flexible. [2 definitions]
stern2 the rear or back part of a boat or other vessel.
stethoscope an instrument that makes the sounds inside a body louder. Doctors and nurses listen to the heart with a stethoscope.
stew to cook by boiling slowly in a closed pot. [3 definitions]
stick1 a long and thin piece of wood, such as a stem or branch, from a tree or bush. [2 definitions]
stick2 to pierce or poke with a pointed object; stab. [10 definitions]