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Definitions of brother

  1.   One who, or that which, resembles another in distinctive qualities or traits of character.
  2.   ( Roman Catholic) a title given to a monk and used as form of address; " a Benedictine Brother"
  3.   Brotherhood.
  4.   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.
  5.   a close friend who accompanies his buddies in their activities
  6.   being associated as a companion or associate; " fellow traveler"; " brother workers"; " sister ship"
  7.   a male with the same parents as someone else; " my brother still lives with our parents"
  8.   a male person who is a fellow member ( of a fraternity or religion of other group); " none of his brothers would betray him"
  9.   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.
  10.   ( Roman Catholic Church) a title given to a monk and used as form of address; " a Benedictine Brother"
  11.   A son of the same parents or parent; a close companion or associate.
  12.   To make a brother of; to call or treat as a brother; to admit to a brotherhood.
  13.   A son of the same parents; a close associate.
  14.   Brotherly.
  15.   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.).
  16.   A male born of the same parents; any one closely connected; an associate; one of the same profession or society; one who resembles another; a fellow- creature.
  17.   used as a term of address for those male persons engaged in the same movement; " Greetings, comrade!"
  18.   Son of the same parents; one that resembles another in appearance or manners; a relation or kinsman.
  19.   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.

Antonyms for brother

sister, sis.

Quotes of brother

  1. Clapton asked my brother to play on his record. I thought that was the most wonderful thing in the world. – Gregg Allman
  2. My brother and I are always trying to figure out a way to work again together. – Beau Bridges
  3. My favorite Oscar story was a year my brother had been nominated, my whole family went. – Beau Bridges
  4. For women who turn to welfare, Big Brother becomes Husband. – Tammy Bruce
  5. My other brother the Lord Lucas, who was heir to my father's estate, and as it were the father to take care of us all, is not less valiant than they were, although his skill in the discipline of war was not so much, not being bred therein. – Margaret Cavendish
  6. Proclaim human equality as loudly as you like, Witless will serve his brother – Thomas Huxley
  7. As fire kindled by fire, so is the poet's mind kindled by contact with a brother poet. – John Keble
  8. My brother arrived some months after my father left. Um, and he ah, was thus eight years younger than me and it was um, you know, it was such a time that my mother probably had people wondering was it his. – Thomas Keneally
  9. My brother had a big band in high school; after that we continued to play together, eventually forming a group called the Jazz Brothers, that recorded for Riverside Records. – Chuck Mangione
  10. And so we were asleep there in San Diego. And our pilot called us. And his brother was on one of the other planes. And when he was leaving the airport, he saw in his rear view mirror that there was an explosion. – Reba McEntire
  11. I created the Women's Federation for World Peace in order to restore all that woman originally lost. You American women don't need a man in the position of grandfather, parents, husband, elder or younger brother You only need the true Adam. – Sun Myung Moon
  12. Big Brother is on the march. A plan to subject all children to mental health screening is underway, and the pharmaceuticals are gearing up for bigger sales of psychotropic drugs. – Phyllis Schlafly
  13. Man has no right to kill his brother It is no excuse that he does so in uniform: he only adds the infamy of servitude to the crime of murder. – Percy Bysshe Shelley
  14. What a different world it was when I first sailed for Europe in 1930, with my mother, sister, and brother to spend six months abroad. – Gene Tierney
  15. I confess that in 1901 I said to my brother Orville that man would not fly for fifty years. – Wilbur Wright

Usage examples for brother

  1. “ " I could not come before, Brother but I think I heard thee call"- this was to Bagheera. ” – The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
  2. “ I hate your brother – The Golden Silence by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  3. I've one more- a sort of big brother – The Spoilers of the Valley by Robert Watson
  4. “ Mary Lowther had no brother – The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope
  5. And what about my brother – Gold in the Sky by Alan Edward Nourse
  6. “ I understand he's her brother but how he got it, I have no idea. ” – Syndrome by Thomas Hoover
  7. “ " And all your money in it," went on her brother – Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue and Their Shetland Pony by Laura Lee Hope
  8. She started when her brother spoke. ” – Janet's Love and Service by Margaret M Robertson
  9. She saw her brother and asked him. ” – The Living Link by James De Mille
  10. She's only the half- sister of Mother's half- brother – Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1905 to 1906 by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  11. “ No, brother thou'rt in time! ” – Semiramis and Other Plays Semiramis, Carlotta And The Poet by Olive Tilford Dargan
  12. “ " Her or her brother answered Mrs. Atkins. ” – 'Lena Rivers by Mary J. Holmes
  13. Will you come, brother – Salute to Adventurers by John Buchan
  14. You think of your brother of your mother. ” – The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume
  15. “ I must say that, if he is my brother – Anne Of The Island by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  16. “ " You and your brother Bantry's got to go. ” – Northern Lights by Gilbert Parker
  17. Have you ever met her brother – Penny Nichols Finds a Clue by Joan Clark
  18. He was brother and father and everything to me. ” – Iermola by Joseph Ignatius Kraszewksi
  19. The boy is my brother and I told him what to do. ” – A Little Wizard by Stanley J. Weyman
  20. “ " 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

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