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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!.


Synonymscomrade


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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