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Definitions and Synonyms of brother | Another word for brother | What is brother?

Definition 1: a male with the same parents as someone else - [noun denoting person]

Samples where brother or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • my brother still lives with our parents

Synonyms for brother in the sense of this definition

(brother is a kind of ...) a sibling who is male

(... is a kind of brother ) an older brother

(... is a kind of brother ) a younger brother

"my little brother just had his 50th birthday"

(... is a kind of brother ) a brother who has only one parent in common with you

Definition 2: (Roman Catholic Church) a title given to a monk and used as form of address - [noun denoting person]

Samples where brother or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a Benedictine Brother

(brother is a kind of ...) a male religious living in a cloister and devoting himself to contemplation and prayer and work

(brother belongs to category ...) the Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy

Definition 3: a male person who is a fellow member (of a fraternity or religion or other group) - [noun denoting person]

Samples where brother or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • none of his brothers would betray him

(brother is a kind of ...) one of the persons who compose a social group (especially individuals who have joined and participate in a group organization)

"only members will be admitted" "a member of the faculty" "she was introduced to all the members of his family"

(... is a kind of brother ) a member of a widespread secret fraternal order pledged to mutual assistance and brotherly love

(... is a member of brother) people engaged in a particular occupation

"the medical fraternity"

(brother belongs to category ...) a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny

"he lost his faith but not his morality"

Definition 4: a close friend who accompanies his buddies in their activities - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for brother in the sense of this definition

(brother is a kind of ...) a person you know well and regard with affection and trust

"he was my best friend at the university"

(... is a kind of brother ) Australian term for a pal

Definition 5: used as a term of address for those male persons engaged in the same movement - [noun denoting person]

Samples where brother or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Greetings, comrade!

Synonyms for brother in the sense of this definition

(brother is a kind of ...) a person you know well and regard with affection and trust

"he was my best friend at the university"

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