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1. brother

noun. ['ˈbrʌðɝ'] a male with the same parents as someone else.

Synonyms

  • half brother
  • half-brother
  • big brother
  • male sibling
  • stepbrother
  • blood brother

Antonyms

  • sister
  • foe
  • unfriendliness
  • stranger

Etymology

  • brother (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • broþor (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Brother

  • smother
  • another
  • yother
  • suther
  • souther
  • rather
  • nother
  • mother
  • futher
  • uther

Example sentences of the word brother


1. Noun, singular or mass
For Cain to murder his brother over the rejected offering, there likely had been tension between them before.

Quotes containing the word brother


1. I think I've always been somebody, since the deaths of my father and brother, who was afraid to hope. So, I was more prepared for failure and for rejection than for success.
- Amy Tan

2. When I was 4 years old, my brother and sister died of hunger, so I achieved my success through confidence, self-motivation and my hard work.
- Chen Guangbiao

3. So, I'm thinking of a name for a villain that has a sense of humor. I thought of 'The Joker' as a name, and as soon as I thought that, I associate it with the playing card, as my family had a tradition of champion playing; my brother was a contract champion bridge player. There were always cards around the house.
- Jerry Robinson

2. foster-brother

noun. your foster brother is a male who is not a son of your parents but who is raised by your parents.

Synonyms

  • foster brother
  • male

Antonyms

  • woman
  • female offspring
  • girl

3. half-brother

noun. a brother who has only one parent in common with you.

Synonyms

  • brother
  • stepbrother
  • blood brother

Antonyms

  • female sibling
  • nonmember
  • foe
  • miss

Etymology

  • brother (English)
  • brother (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • half- (English)

4. brother-in-law

noun. ['ˈbrʌðɝɪnˌlɔ'] a brother by marriage.

Synonyms

  • in-law

5. brother

noun. ['ˈbrʌðɝ'] a male person who is a fellow member (of a fraternity or religion or other group).

Synonyms

  • fellow member
  • member
  • fraternity
  • Mason
  • sodality
  • brotherhood

Antonyms

  • miss
  • missy
  • fille
  • babe

Etymology

  • brother (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • broþor (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. brother

noun. ['ˈbrʌðɝ'] used as a term of address for those male persons engaged in the same movement.

Synonyms

  • comrade

Antonyms

  • girl
  • baby

Etymology

  • brother (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • broþor (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. brother

noun. ['ˈbrʌðɝ'] a close friend who accompanies his buddies in their activities.

Synonyms

  • pal
  • chum
  • sidekick
  • friend
  • crony
  • cobber

Antonyms

  • big sister
  • little sister
  • half-sister
  • stepsister

Etymology

  • brother (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • broþor (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. Brother

noun. (Roman Catholic Church) a title given to a monk and used as form of address.

Synonyms

  • monastic
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