What does Brother mean?

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ˈbrʌð ər or, for 9 , ˈbrʌðˈɜrBrother

Here are all the 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.

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

  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.

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

  3. brother(Noun)

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

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

  4. brother(Noun)

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

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

  5. brother(Noun)

    Someone who is a peer, whether male or female.

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

  6. brother(Noun)

    A black male.

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

  7. brother(Verb)

    To treat as a brother.

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

  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.

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

  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.

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

  10. Brother(Noun)

    An informal title used as part of another moniker:

    Etymology: 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.]

Rap Dictionary

  1. brother(noun)

    Man of the same group; friend. In the Bible you will read "brethern", which is used in the same meaning.

  2. brother(noun)

    Black male.

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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

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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

Examples of Brother in a Sentence

  1. Helen Kromer:

    One mind awake can awaken another, The second awake can awaken their next door brother. Three awake can awaken the town By turning the whole place upside down. Many awake can make such a fuss That they finally awaken the rest of us.

  2. Mary Bos:

    I loved living in Amsterdam. It was really wonderful. As a child I have to explain about my parents. My dad and I were born in Amsterdam and my mom and brother were born in Philadelphia. So my dad was a billiard player and he was a world amateur champion. When he went to the United States my mother also played and she refereed a game he played and that’s how they met. They were married, they had my brother, they came back to the Netherlands and that’s where I was born. After about 5 years we came to the United States for the summer, then went back for two years to the Netherlands, then my mother became homesick again, so back to the United States and we lived there for 2 years then we came back to Holland after that and our family had planned to stay there for the rest of their lives but different things happened so we came to the united states in February 1940 before the Netherlands was invaded.

  3. Roy Firestone:

    Your brother lost his leg in a tragic bass fishing accident.

  4. Tom Sawyer:

    Then my Uncle Randy, who’s my dad’s twin brother, died just before last year’s bowhunt, so Dad and I just didn’t feel up to it last fall; the three of us had always done everything together. But this year we were ready. We were hunting this new property in Missouri, and the activity seemed to all be happening on this remote section of the farm, where some CRP met a creek. I went back there and tucked in to a patch of willows, right on the ground. I rattled and had four small bucks trot right in and never see me, so I liked the setup. A while later, a big doe came out in the grass—and right behind her was this giant. I had one long shot at him but it was windy and I passed it. He was walking away when I rattled once, and he ignored it. Then I looked up to the sky and said, ‘Bring him in to me Uncle Randy.’ I hit the horns hard, and the buck spun around and walked right in for the shot. The biggest buck I’d shot before him was 140 inches, and I like to think my uncle had a big part of this special buck.

  5. Roselyne Hamel:

    He would often ask himself why me? Today, Jacques, our brother, your brother, you have your answer: Our God of love and misery chose you to be at the service of others.

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