What does Brethren mean?

Definitions for Brethrenˈbrɛð rɪn

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. brethren(noun)

    (plural) the lay members of a male religious order


  1. brethren(Noun)

    the body of members, especially of a fraternal, religious or military order

  2. Brethren(Noun)

    , any Brethren denomination (usually preceded by "the" or "The")

  3. Brethren(Noun)

    , a member of a Brethren congregation or denomination

  4. Brethren(Adjective)

    of or pertaining to any religious group that uses or formerly used the word "Brethren", capitalized, in referring to itself or its members

  5. Origin: From Early Modern English , from brethere, brether (+ -en), alteration, due to breþer, of broþor, broþru. Compare Brüder. More at brother.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Brethren(noun)

    pl. of Brother

  2. Brethren

    of Brother

  3. Brethren

    of Brother

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Brethren

    breth′ren, pl. of Brother (q.v.).


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Brethren in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Brethren in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Bible, Psalms 133:

    Behold, how good and pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity.

  2. Thomas Paine:

    The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.

  3. Ri Son Gwon:

    North Korea’s weapons are only aimed at the United States, not our brethren, China or Russia.

  4. Mother Teresa:

    Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.

  5. William Cullen Bryant:

    Difficulty, my brethren, is the nurse of greatness-a harsh nurse, who roughly rocks her foster-children into strength and athletic proportion.

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