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English noun: brother

1. brother (person) a male with the same parents as someone else

SamplesMy brother still lives with our parents.

Synonymsblood brother

Broader (hypernym)male sibling

Narrower (hyponym)big brother, half brother, half-brother, little brother, stepbrother

Antonymssis, sister

2. brother (person) a male person who is a fellow member (of a fraternity or religion or other group)

SamplesNone of his brothers would betray him.

Broader (hypernym)fellow member, member

Narrower (hyponym)Freemason, Mason

Member meronymbrotherhood, fraternity, sodality

Domain categoryfaith, religion, religious belief

3. brother (person) a close friend who accompanies his buddies in their activities

Synonymsbuddy, chum, crony, pal, sidekick

Broader (hypernym)friend

Narrower (hyponym)cobber

4. brother (person) used as a term of address for those male persons engaged in the same movement

SamplesGreetings, comrade!.


Broader (hypernym)friend

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

SamplesA Benedictine Brother.

Broader (hypernym)monastic, monk

Domain categoryChurch of Rome, Roman Catholic, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Church, Western Church

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