Definitions for brotherˈbrʌð ər or, for 9 , ˈbrʌðˈɜr

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. brother, blood brother(noun)

    a male with the same parents as someone else

    "my brother still lives with our parents"

  2. brother(noun)

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

    "none of his brothers would betray him"

  3. buddy, brother, chum, crony, pal, sidekick(noun)

    a close friend who accompanies his buddies in their activities

  4. brother, comrade(noun)

    used as a term of address for those male persons engaged in the same movement

    "Greetings, comrade!"

  5. Brother(noun)

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

    "a Benedictine Brother"

Wiktionary

  1. brother(Noun)

    Son of the same parents as another person.

    My parents love me and my brother equally, even though he is adopted.

  2. brother(Noun)

    A male child descended from the same parents.

    Please welcome Brother Smith as he moves from his former congregation to his new congregation.

  3. brother(Noun)

    A male having at least one parent in common with another (see half-brother, stepbrother).

  4. brother(Noun)

    A male fellow member of a religious community, church, trades union etc.

  5. brother(Noun)

    Someone who is a peer, whether male or female.

  6. brother(Noun)

    A black male.

  7. brother(Verb)

    To treat as a brother.

  8. Brother(Noun)

    Title of respect for an adult male member of a religious or fraternal order.

    My parents love me and my brother equally, even though he is adopted.

  9. Brother(Noun)

    Formal title for any male member of a religious or fraternal organization.

    Please welcome Brother Smith as he moves from his former congregation to his new congregation.

  10. Brother(Noun)

    An informal title used as part of another moniker:

  11. Origin: broþor, from brōþēr (cf. West Frisian broer, Dutch broeder, German Bruder), from bʰréh₂tēr (cf. Irish bráthair, Tocharian A pracar, B procer, Lithuanian brolis).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Brother(noun)

    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

  2. Brother(noun)

    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

  3. Brother(noun)

    one who, or that which, resembles another in distinctive qualities or traits of character

  4. Brother(verb)

    to make a brother of; to call or treat as a brother; to admit to a brotherhood

Freebase

  1. Brother

    Brother is a 2000 film starring, written, directed and edited by Japanese filmmaker Takeshi Kitano. It is also his fifth collaboration with renowned Japanese composer Joe Hisaishi. This was also Kitano's first collaboration with designer Yohji Yamamoto.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Brother

    bruth′ėr, n. a male born of the same parents: any one closely united with or resembling another; associated in common interests, occupation, &c.: a fellow-member of a religious order, a fellow-member of a guild, &c.: a fellow-creature, fellow-citizen, a co-religionist: (B.) a kinsman: pl. Broth′ers and Breth′ren, the latter esp. used in the sense of fellow-membership of guilds, religious communities, &c., and is a name given to certain sections of the Church of Christ, as Christian Brethren, Moravian Brethren, Plymouth Brethren, &c.—ns. Broth′er-ger′man, a brother having the same father and mother, in contradistinction to a half-brother, by one parent only; Broth′erhood, the state of being a brother: an association of men for any purpose; Broth′er-in-law, the brother of a husband or wife: a sister's husband.—adjs. Broth′er-like, Broth′erly, like a brother: kind: affectionate.—n. Broth′erliness, state of being brotherly: kindness. [A.S. broðor; cog. with Ger. bruder, Gael. brathair, Fr. frère, L. frater, Sans. bhrátar.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'brother' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1250

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'brother' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1025

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'brother' in Nouns Frequency: #361

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of brother in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of brother in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Virgil:

    Death's brother, Sleep.

  2. George Orwell:

    Big Brother is watching you.

  3. Shawntris Leake:

    My brother was goofy, outgoing.

  4. Jeb Bush:

    You're on my list now, brother.

  5. Nicholas Figueroa:

    I just pray my brother shows up.

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