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a baby son/daughter/brother/sister
▪ We’d like a baby brother or sister for Ben.
blood brother
elder brother/son/sister/daughter etc
▪ His elder son Liam became a lawyer.
eldest son/daughter/brother/child etc
▪ My eldest daughter is 17.
long-lost brother/cousin/friend etc
sb’s little brother/sister (=a younger brother or sister who is still a child)
▪ Her little brother and sister were fighting again.
twin sister/brother
▪ Meet my twin sister.
▪ I reckon most little boys believe that their favourite big brother can conquer the world and can do no wrong.
▪ First time my big brother comes to visit me in how many years has it been now?
▪ Vincente caddied for him for a while but it was an awkward role for a big brother.
▪ B got serious about basketball early, a first grader watching her big brother play and her father coach.
▪ My big brother Carl became the most utterly-spoiled and pampered child of all.
▪ Ginny, her dad was abusive, and her big brother used to beat her up.
▪ They will continue to decline in numbers and mergers with their big brothers are on the cards.
▪ The box costs £8,000 and runs the same multiprotocol routing software as its big brothers.
▪ Also present were Bracy Clark and his elder brother, Henry.
▪ Paralysed as he was, his elder brother Edwin could never father a child.
▪ Back in the village he is the patriarch, since his father and elder brother are dead.
▪ Many were also referred by elder brothers and sisters or friends who had already been placed.
▪ The choice fell on Lord Gorell, the son of an eminent judge who had inherited his title from his elder brother.
▪ This was because of his elder brother Frank, whose academic career was already starred.
▪ My eldest brother, Joe, used to take correspondence courses, so one lived in an environment of self-improvement.
▪ Her eldest brother thought of nothing but the day when he'd have the farm and be able to marry his sweetheart.
▪ Do you remember Will, my eldest brother?
▪ At the end of a year Gabriel went to visit the eldest brother.
▪ She says they once belonged to her eldest brother.
▪ It was her third eldest brother John of Cawdor who entered.
▪ He renounced his apprenticeship in 1858 and resolved to follow his eldest brother into the ranks of the Geological Survey.
▪ On that occasion it was my little brother Jerry who shone.
▪ Her little brother sobbed, and all of them looked sadly at Bill.
▪ His little, chesty brother had made it.
▪ She is also mean to my little brother.
▪ When Kylie was two, little brother Brendan was born, and a year later Danielle completed the Minogue family.
▪ It was Tess who worried and worked and felt responsible for her little brothers and sisters.
▪ Brian's my little brother, did I tell you?
▪ Soon Carolyn was the favourite story reader, both with Sylvia and her older brother Robin.
▪ When the woman marries the older brother, younger brother is heartbroken.
▪ My older brother got all these O- levels.
▪ He said that he was barely on speaking terms with his older brother and sister, though they lived at home.
▪ Besides, he was with his older brother.
▪ Her parents and 9-year-#old brother were in the house at the time.
▪ I had an older brother who had and still has a great collection of 45s, but we were actually swimmers.
▪ Charles Horton Cooley as a friend or older brother.
▪ My twin brother appeared by the age of about ten to have some hearing loss.
▪ These twin brothers were Giants, but they did not look like the monsters of old.
▪ I have a twin brother and it seemed that he was allowed to do all the things I wasn't.
▪ Some may find him placing far too much emphasis on the impact of his alcoholic parents and stillborn twin brother, Jesse.
▪ He gave his name as Robin Ganguly, his twin brother.
▪ He has a twin brother named Arthur, who is also 126 at the university here.
▪ Here he is aged 15 with twin brother Mark, who's a normal size.
▪ Both his parents and his younger twin brothers died several years ago.
▪ His one younger brother works in the furniture business.
▪ Worse, it suggests that his questioners had confused him with his younger brother, Alfredo.
▪ His younger brother would say a verse and then they'd put it together.
▪ He has a younger brother, Bobby Mariucci, who lives in Stockton.
▪ Within a month she married Johnny Hesketh, the younger brother of Lord Hesketh.
▪ He is the son of Sir Charles Baskerville's younger brother, who died some years ago.
▪ Edward M.. Kennedy, the younger brother of the slain president, would be his 1972 rival.
▪ Alan came home as a Little Lord Fauntleroy, and we had a new baby brother, Geoff.
▪ She was responsible for raising her baby brother Aaron.
▪ When he pinches his baby brother he seems indifferent to the infant's distress.
▪ I slept in the same room as my baby brother.
▪ Edward seemed quite grown up, quiet and interesting - and very good-looking instead of pretty like his baby brother!
▪ What would have happened to me if she had died, leaving a baby brother?
▪ My baby brother was on top of the refrigerator on a bed of clean nappies and towels in his plastic baby bath-tub.
▪ Since the birth of her baby brother she had turned really nasty.
▪ Celie is fourteen years old, she has one sister, Nettie and numerous half brothers and sisters.
▪ The president's half brother and one of his sons sued the government for trampling on their civil rights!
▪ Carly suffers from an immune system deficiency which killed her 14-month-old brother Greig four days before she was born.
▪ Eaglets often kill their younger brothers and sisters in the nest.
▪ She'd already virtually accused him of killing her brother.
▪ Brother killed brother in the Civil War.
▪ Would he have killed my brother?
▪ Erik claimed his father threatened to kill him and his brother to stop Lyle from exposing him as a child molester.
▪ Then, with the Frankish king out of the way, he besieged and killed his brother in the city of Vienne.
▪ Some one killed my brother with a car.
big sister/brother
▪ Sit up like a big girl and eat your dinner.
▪ B got serious about basketball early, a first grader watching her big brother play and her father coach.
▪ He was my big brother and now he's dead.
▪ I say bigger brother, but the 880 is only really comparable with the 990 for resolution and performance.
▪ Soon after that I saw her big sister Barbie in Mrs Marriot's.
▪ Spider was a big brother, a mentor, a guidance counselor that put the whole world in his hands.
▪ Stewart was deeply moved to be back in the compelling presence of his big brother after five years.
▪ The box costs £8,000 and runs the same multiprotocol routing software as its big brothers.
▪ They will continue to decline in numbers and mergers with their big brothers are on the cards.
foster brother/sister
▪ Her foster brother's misinformation must be dispelled, but what did she say?
▪ I shan't be able to treat you now as if you were my foster sister, Jenny.
▪ She knew her foster brother was unreliable.
▪ The two play New York subway cops who also are foster brothers.
kid sister/brother
▪ He has a kid sister in the fourth grade at school.
▪ I suddenly realized Bobby was more than just an annoying kid brother who always wanted to use my stuff.
▪ And Terry was her kid brother.
▪ During their youth Jane was more likely to put her weight and invective behind brother Charles than her kid sister.
▪ He told me he asked his 4-year-old kid sister the same questions.
▪ I met his kid brother Ed, the flight nurse, back in Beckley, West Virginia, their hometown.
▪ Most of them were older than I was, and I was like a kid brother, always hanging around.
▪ Rule two, stop pretending you got engaged to my kid brother for anything but his money.
▪ Still the kid sister to him, she thought dismally.
▪ You may have heard of his kid brother.
middle brother/child/daughter etc
▪ My middle daughter was like that, tall and slim and you could hardly tell.
▪ My older brother played Elvis music at his wedding, and my middle brother and I rolled our eyes.
▪ Now, for the middle child.
▪ Richard Nixon: A middle child who became known for diplomacy in foreign affairs, among other things.
▪ The wronged self Peter is the middle child of five.
▪ They may send the middle children to Jessy's parents in an attempt to get the eldest through secondary school.
▪ I have two brothers, James and Karl.
▪ He came to the defense of his younger brother, Von, by swinging a chain at his attacker.
▪ He was friend, father, brother, neighbor, lover.
▪ His decision to send her away from her home and brother into an alien world was interpreted as rejection.
▪ It was not until March in 1782 that the brothers made the error that was the beginning of their undoing.
▪ My brother hangs out with people who beat people up as like a job.
▪ Personally, I don't believe the allegations which are being made against him and his brother.
▪ She remembers that people told them they looked alike, and they joked that they were brother and sister.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Brother \Broth"er\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Brothered.] To make a brother of; to call or treat as a brother; to admit to a brotherhood.
--Sir W. Scott.


Brother \Broth"er\ (br[u^][th]"[~e]r), n.; pl. Brothers (br[u^][th]"[~e]rz) or Brethren (br[e^][th]"r[e^]n). See Brethren. [OE. brother, AS. br[=o][eth]or; akin to OS. brothar, D. broeder, OHG. pruodar, G. bruder, Icel. br[=o][eth]ir, Sw. & Dan. broder, Goth. br[=o][thorn]ar, Ir. brathair, W. brawd, pl. brodyr, Lith. brolis, Lett. brahlis, Russ. brat', Pol. & Serv. brat, OSlav. bratr[u^], L. frater, Skr. bhr[=a]t[.r], Zend bratar brother, Gr. fra`thr, fra`twr, a clansman. The common plural is Brothers; in the solemn style, Brethren, OE. pl. brether, bretheren, AS. dative sing. br[=e][eth]er, nom. pl. br[=o][eth]or, br[=o][eth]ru.

  1. 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.

    Note: A brother having the same mother but different fathers is called a uterine brother, and one having the same father but a different mother is called an agnate brother, or in (Law) a consanguine brother. A brother having the same father and mother is called a brother-german or full brother. The same modifying terms are applied to sister or sibling.

    Two of us in the churchyard lie, My sister and my brother.

  2. 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. ``A brother of your order.''

    We few, we happy few, we band of brothers, For he to-day that sheds his blood with me Shall be my brother.

  3. One who, or that which, resembles another in distinctive qualities or traits of character.

    He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster.
    --Prov. xviii. 9.

    That April morn Of this the very brother.

    Note: In Scripture, the term brother is applied to a kinsman by blood more remote than a son of the same parents, as in the case of Abraham and Lot, Jacob and Laban. In a more general sense, brother or brethren is used for fellow-man or fellow-men.

    For of whom such massacre Make they but of their brethren, men of men?

    Brother Jonathan, a humorous designation for the people of the United States collectively. The phrase is said to have originated from Washington's referring to the patriotic Jonathan Trumbull, governor of Connecticut, as ``Brother Jonathan.''

    Blood brother. See under Blood.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English broþor, from Proto-Germanic *brothar (cognates: Old Norse broðir, Danish broder, Old Frisian brother, Dutch broeder, German Bruder, Gothic bróþar), from PIE root *bhrater (cognates: Sanskrit bhrátár-, Old Persian brata, Greek phratér, Latin frater, Old Irish brathir, Welsh brawd, Lithuanian broterelis, Old Prussian brati, Old Church Slavonic bratru, Czech bratr "brother").\n

\nA highly stable word across the Indo-European languages. In the few cases where other words provide the sense, it is where the cognate of brother had been applied widely to "member of a fraternity," or where there was need to distinguish "son of the same mother" and "son of the same father." E.g. Greek adelphos, probably originally an adjective with frater and meaning, specifically, "brother of the womb" or "brother by blood;" and Spanish hermano "brother," from Latin germanus "full brother." As a familiar term of address from one man to another, it is attested from 1912 in U.S. slang; the specific use among blacks is recorded from 1973.


interj. (non-gloss definition: Expressing exasperation.) n. son of the same parents as another person. vb. (context transitive English) To treat as a brother.

  1. n. a male with the same parents as someone else; "my brother still lives with our parents" [syn: blood brother] [ant: sister]

  2. a male person who is a fellow member (of a fraternity or religion of other group); "none of his brothers would betray him"

  3. a close friend who accompanies his buddies in their activities [syn: buddy, chum, crony, pal, sidekick]

  4. used as a term of address for those male persons engaged in the same movement; "Greetings, comrade!" [syn: comrade]

  5. (Roman Catholic Church) a title given to a monk and used as form of address; "a Benedictine Brother"

  6. [also: brethren (pl)]

Brother (2000 film)

Brother is a 2000 American-British-Japanese film starring, written, directed, and edited by Takeshi Kitano.

Brother (1997 film)

Brother (, translit. Brat) is a 1997 Russian crime film directed by Aleksei Balabanov and starring Sergei Bodrov, Jr. The sequel Brother 2 was released in 2000. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival.

Brother (band)

Brother is a rock band incorporating Celtic rock (with bagpipes), mongrel rock, Australian rock, didgeridoo, and vocals. They record on their own Rhubarb Records label, and have gained a worldwide following with their meld of Celtic music and dress with alternative rock and style.


A brother is a male sibling.

Brother (manga)

Brother is a yaoi manga by Yuzuha Ougi. It has been published in English by DramaQueen in 2005.

Brother (Little Birdy song)

"Brother" is the first single released from Australian indie rock band Little Birdy's third studio album, Confetti. The song reached No. 90 on the Australian Singles Chart, and polled at No. 34 on the Triple J Hottest 100 of 2009. Originally offered as a free download the song is also the fifth track on the "Summarize" single.

Brother (Boyzone album)

Brother is the fourth studio album by Irish boy band Boyzone, released on 5 March 2010 in Ireland. It is the band's first studio album in 12 years. The album is named in memory of member Stephen Gately, who died five months before its release. However, Gately's vocals did appear on the band's songs " Gave It All Away" and "Stronger", making it the final album to feature Gately's vocals and is released posthumously.

Upon its release, Brother received favorable reviews from most music critics. The album debuted at number one in Ireland and the United Kingdom. As of October 2013, the album had sold 450,000 copies worldwide.

Brother (disambiguation)

A brother is a male sibling.

Brother may also refer to:

  • Brother Carlos Oliveira (1989-Present), Christian Exorcist, and deliverance minister
  • Brother (Catholic), a member of a Catholic religious order
  • Friar, a member of one of the mendicant orders
  • Brother, a title usually preceding a surname as a way to address a male parishioner in some Protestant and Latter Day Saint church settings
  • Brother, a member of a fraternity
  • Brother, a term of address for a male member of the Rainbow Family
  • Brother Industries, a Japanese manufacturing company
  • Brother (manga), a Japanese manga
  • Brother Island, various islands around the world
Brother (Pearl Jam song)

"Brother" is a song by the American rock band Pearl Jam. Featuring lyrics written by vocalist Eddie Vedder and music written by guitarist Stone Gossard, "Brother" was an outtake from the band's debut album, Ten. The song was included as an instrumental version on the 2003 B-sides and rarities album, Lost Dogs. The version of "Brother" with vocals appears on the 2009 Ten reissue. The version of the song with vocals was released to radio in 2009, however a commercial single was not released. The song topped the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart, where it spent a total of two weeks at number one.

Brother (Smashproof song)

"Brother" is a single by New Zealand hip-hop group Smashproof, released in early 2009. The song features Gin Wigmore. It was made as a metaphor to life in South Auckland. The song debuted in New Zealand at number twenty-three on 26 January 2009, rising to number one in its fifth week, where it stayed on the RIANZ Top 40 for eleven weeks, finally being knocked off the top spot by Eminem's " We Made You". It also had minor notoriety in Germany, reaching #81 on their national chart.

The song broke a 23-year-old record by clocking up the longest consecutive run at number-one by a local act on the New Zealand Singles Chart. The record was previously set by the America’s Cup-themed single " Sailing Away" by All Of Us, which spent nine consecutive weeks at the top in 1986.

The song's lyrics concern the January 2008 killing of alleged tagger Pihema Cameron in Manukau, New Zealand by Bruce Emery.

The song was certified 2x Platinum on 6 September 2009, selling over 30,000 copies. It stayed on the chart for twenty-nine weeks.

Brother (Christian)

A religious Brother is a member of a Christian religious institute or religious order who commits himself to following Christ in consecrated life of the Church, usually by the vows of poverty, chastity and obedience. A layman (in the sense of not being ordained), he usually lives in a religious community and works in a ministry that suits his talents and gifts. A brother might be a doctor, nurse, teacher, electrician, engineer, cook, lawyer, technician, parish minister, scientist or artist. He tries to live his faith by being a “brother” to others. Brothers are members of a variety of religious communities, which may be contemplative, monastic, or apostolic in character. Some religious institutes are composed only of brothers; others are so-called "mixed" communities that are made up of brothers and clerics (priests/ministers and seminarians). Apart from being the title of male votarists, many Christians refer to other believers as "brother" or "sister".

Another use differing from those of Christian religious orders can be found in the Shakers, who use the title for all male adult members.

Brother (The Scene Aesthetic album)

Brother is the third studio album by The Scene Aesthetic. It was released on November 2, 2010.

Brother (Canadian band)

Brother was a short-lived band from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, most famous for their connection to The Guess Who.

Brother (The Brilliance album)

Brother is the first studio album by The Brilliance. Integrity Music released the project on February 17, 2015.

Brother (Needtobreathe song)

"Brother" is a song by American Christian rock band Needtobreathe. It was released as the fifth single from Rivers in the Wasteland on February 2, 2015. A version featuring American singer Gavin DeGraw was released to Hot AC radio on May 4, 2015. The song was written and produced by Bear and Bo Rinehart, as well as being produced by Ed Cash. Since its release, the song has peaked at number 98 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the band's first chart entry, and highest peak on the chart.

Brother (1929 film)

Brother'' (German:Brüder'') is a 1929 German silent film directed by Werner Hochbaum and starring Gyula Balogh, Erna Schumacher and Ilse Berger.

Brother (2016 film)

Brother ( Hangul: 형) is an upcoming South Korean movie starring Park Shin-hye, Jo Jung-suk and Do Kyung-soo. The filming began on October 19, 2015.

Brother (Morten Harket album)

Brother is the sixth studio album and fourth English-language album by Norwegian pop singer Morten Harket. It was released on 11 April 2014 through Universal Music. "There Is a Place" was released as the album's first single on 29 November 2013. On 18 January 2014, "Brother" was released as the second single. It was premiered the same day at the Norwegian award show, Spellemannprisen. The song was inspired by the Radical, the memoir of British Islamist-turned- Liberal activist Maajid Nawaz. It was featured as the Album of the Week on the Ken Bruce Show on BBC Radio 2 from 21 to 25 April 2014. The music video for the song "Brother" was directed by long time friend and Hollywood director Harald Zwart.

Usage examples of "brother".

Since Bull Shockhead would bury his brother, and lord Ralph would seek the damsel, and whereas there is water anigh, and the sun is well nigh set, let us pitch our tents and abide here till morning, and let night bring counsel unto some of us.

So shall we go forth ere it be known that the brother of the Lord of the Porte is abiding at the Lamb.

He turned to his brother, to include him by explanation, aware that at a time like this he was reminded forcefully that he had no function aboard the ship.

So they abode a little, and the more part of what talk there was came from the Lady, and she was chiefly asking Ralph of his home in Upmeads, and his brethren and kindred, and he told her all openly, and hid naught, while her voice ravished his very soul from him, and it seemed strange to him, that such an one should hold him in talk concerning these simple matters and familiar haps, and look on him so kindly and simply.

So Richard trotted on, and while they abode him, Ralph asked after his brethren, and Blaise told him that he had seen or heard naught of them.

If he smoked too many cigarettes and drank too much absinth it was because he took civilization as he found it, and did the things that he found his civilized brothers doing.

For we receive absolution of our sins in proportion to our forgiving our brother.

Miss A had almost certainly told Graham Letts that she had been abused by her father and her brother at the age of twelve, and she may well have told Rosemary West exactly the same thing during their conversations in Cromwell Street.

Axis SunSoar, son of the Princess Rivkah of Achar and of my brother, StarDrifter SunSoar, Enchanter.

Now the brothers would tear Achar apart in their hatred for each other, tear it apart until finally they stood sword to sword in the Chamber of the Moons.

You may, therefore, comprehend, that being of no country, asking no protection from any government, acknowledging no man as my brother, not one of the scruples that arrest the powerful, or the obstacles which paralyze the weak, paralyzes or arrests me.

And I thought the way we met, with the FBI vouching for Nield, was something slightly esoteric, a comedy 276 touch like the Acme Quick Service brothers.

In 1486 a priest in London writes to his patron in Yorkshire: I send a paper of the Rosary of Our Lady of Coleyn, and I have registered your name with both my Ladis names, as the paper expresses, and ye be acopled as brethren and sisters.

The reason why I did not acquaint you last night that I professed this art, was, that I then concluded you was under the hands of another gentleman, and I never love to interfere with my brethren in their business.

The abbe being intimately acquainted with them, I gathered from him all the information I required, and, amongst other things, I heard that the young countess had a brother, then an officer in the papal service.