Definitions for siblingˈsɪb lɪŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sib•lingˈsɪb lɪŋ(n.)

  1. a brother or sister.

  2. Anthrop. a member of a sib.

    Category: Anthropology

Origin of sibling:

bef. 1000; late ME: relative, OE; see sib , -ling1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sibling, sib(noun)

    a person's brother or sister

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. sibling(noun)ˈsɪb lɪŋ

    a sister or brother

    How many siblings do you have?

Wiktionary

  1. sibling(Noun)

    A person who shares same parents. One's brother or sister.

  2. Origin: 1903, modern revival of sibling, equivalent to . Compare sib. The term apparently meant merely kin or relative until the 20th century when its necessity for the study of genetics led to its broader use. For example, the OED has a 1903 citation in which "sibling" must be defined for those who don't know the intended meaning.

Freebase

  1. Sibling

    A sibling is one of two or more individuals having one or both parents in common. A male sibling is called a brother, and a female sibling is called a sister. In most societies throughout the world, siblings usually grow up together, facilitating the development of strong emotional bonds such as love, hostility or thoughtfulness. The emotional bond between siblings is often complicated and is influenced by factors such as parental treatment, birth order, personality, and personal experiences outside the family.

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