Definitions for Brotherhoodˈbrʌð ərˌhʊd

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word Brotherhood

Random House Webster's College Dictionary

broth•er•hoodˈbrʌð ərˌhʊd(n.)

  1. the condition or quality of being a brother or brothers.

  2. the quality of being brotherly; fellowship.

  3. a fraternal or trade organization.

  4. all those engaged in a particular trade, profession, pursuit, etc.

  5. the belief that all people should act with warmth and equality toward one another.

Origin of brotherhood:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. brotherhood(noun)

    the kinship relation between a male offspring and the siblings

  2. brotherhood, fraternity, sodality(noun)

    people engaged in a particular occupation

    "the medical fraternity"

  3. brotherhood(noun)

    the feeling that men should treat one another like brothers

  4. union, labor union, trade union, trades union, brotherhood(noun)

    an organization of employees formed to bargain with the employer

    "you have to join the union in order to get a job"


  1. brotherhood(Noun)

    The state of being brothers or a brother.

  2. brotherhood(Noun)

    An association for any purpose, as a society of monks; a fraternity.

  3. brotherhood(Noun)

    The whole body of persons engaged in the same business, -- especially those of the same profession; as, the legal or medical brotherhood.

  4. brotherhood(Noun)

    Persons, and, poetically, things, of a like kind.

    A brotherhood of venerable trees. - William Wordsworth.

  5. Origin: From brotherhod, from earlier brotherhede, alteration (influenced by suffixes in -hood, -head) of Early brotherrede, from broþorræden, equivalent to (see brotherred). More at brother, -red.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Brotherhood(noun)

    the state of being brothers or a brother

  2. Brotherhood(noun)

    an association for any purpose, as a society of monks; a fraternity

  3. Brotherhood(noun)

    the whole body of persons engaged in the same business, -- especially those of the same profession; as, the legal or medical brotherhood

  4. Brotherhood(noun)

    persons, and, poetically, things, of a like kind


  1. Brotherhood

    Brotherhood is the fourth studio album by the English rock band New Order, released in 1986 by Factory Records. The album contains a mixture of post-punk and electronic styles, roughly divided between the two sides. Brotherhood includes the band's breakout single in the USA and Australia, "Bizarre Love Triangle". It is the only track from the album released as a single and as a video. It found its way onto many 1980s soundtracks, including Married to the Mob. The album sleeve was created by Peter Saville and is a photograph of a sheet of titanium-zinc alloy. Some early releases come in a metallic effect sleeve. In 2008 the album was re-released in a Collector's Edition with a bonus disc. In a 1987 interview with Option, Stephen Morris commented that the "mad ending" to "Every Little Counts" is similar to the ending of The Beatles' "A Day in the Life". Morris said: "What we should have done is make the tape version sound like the tape getting chewed up. The CD could have the sticking sound."

Translations for Brotherhood

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the state of being a brother

the ties of brotherhood.

Get even more translations for Brotherhood »


Find a translation for the Brotherhood definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these Brotherhood definitions with the community:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"Brotherhood." STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 24 Nov. 2014. <>.

Are we missing a good definition for Brotherhood?

The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations

A Member Of The STANDS4 Network

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for Brotherhood: