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Brother - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Brother' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Brother [ n.]
- 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.
- 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.
- One who, or that which, resembles another in distinctive qualities or traits of character.
2 . Brother [ v. t.]
- To make a brother of; to call or treat as a brother; to admit to a brotherhood.

Meaning of 'Brother' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . brother [ n]
Meaning (1):
- (Roman Catholic Church) a title given to a monk and used as form of address
Example in sentence:
  • a Benedictine Brother
Meaning (2):
- used as a term of address for those male persons engaged in the same movement
Example in sentence:
  • Greetings, comrade!
Meaning (3):
- a male with the same parents as someone else
Example in sentence:
  • my brother still lives with our parents
Meaning (4):
- a male person who is a fellow member (of a fraternity or religion or other group)
Example in sentence:
  • none of his brothers would betray him