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Definitions of brother

  1. a male with the same parents as someone else; " my brother still lives with our parents"
  2. ( Roman Catholic) a title given to a monk and used as form of address; " a Benedictine Brother"
  3. a male person who is a fellow member ( of a fraternity or religion of other group); " none of his brothers would betray him"
  4. used as a term of address for those male persons engaged in the same movement; " Greetings, comrade!"
  5. being associated as a companion or associate; " fellow traveler"; " brother workers"; " sister ship"
  6. ( Roman Catholic Church) a title given to a monk and used as form of address; " a Benedictine Brother"
  7. A male person who has the same father and mother with another person, or who has one of them only. In the latter case he is more definitely called a half brother, or brother of the half blood.
  8. One who, or that which, resembles another in distinctive qualities or traits of character.
  9. To make a brother of; to call or treat as a brother; to admit to a brotherhood.
  10. One related or closely united to another by some common tie or interest, as of rank, profession, membership in a society, toil, suffering, etc.; - used among judges, clergymen, monks, physicians, lawyers, professors of religion, etc.
  11. A male who has the same father and mother as another; one closely united to another by a common interest; a member of a religious order; a fellow creature.
  12. A male born of the same parents: any one closely united with or resembling another: a fellow- creature; also, in certain religious, beneficial, and secret societies, a fellow member. ( Amer.).
  13. A son of the same parents; a close associate.
  14. Brotherhood.
  15. A son of the same parents or parent; a close companion or associate.
  16. Son of the same parents; one that resembles another in appearance or manners; a relation or kinsman.

Usage examples for brother

  1. I've one more- a sort of big brother! – The Spoilers of the Valley by Robert Watson
  2. I hate your brother. – The Golden Silence by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  3. And what about my brother? – Gold in the Sky by Alan Edward Nourse
  4. " Her or her brother," answered Mrs. Atkins. – 'Lena Rivers by Mary J. Holmes
  5. She started when her brother spoke. – Janet's Love and Service by Margaret M Robertson
  6. " I could not come before, Brother, but I think I heard thee call"- this was to Bagheera. – The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
  7. No, brother, thou'rt in time! – Semiramis and Other Plays Semiramis, Carlotta And The Poet by Olive Tilford Dargan
  8. The boy is my brother, and I told him what to do. – A Little Wizard by Stanley J. Weyman
  9. I must say that, if he is my brother. – Anne Of The Island by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  10. She saw her brother, and asked him. – The Living Link by James De Mille
  11. He was brother and father and everything to me. – Iermola by Joseph Ignatius Kraszewksi
  12. Mary Lowther had no brother. – The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope
  13. " And all your money in it," went on her brother. – Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue and Their Shetland Pony by Laura Lee Hope
  14. Will you come, brother? – Salute to Adventurers by John Buchan
  15. You think of your brother- of your mother. – The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume
  16. She's only the half- sister of Mother's half- brother. – Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1905 to 1906 by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  17. " All right," laughed Tom, " I'll stop for ever- that is if you'll let me; but what will your brother say?" – Caught in a Trap by John C. Hutcheson
  18. " You and your brother Bantry's got to go. – Northern Lights by Gilbert Parker
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