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Definitions for Brotherhood
ˈbrʌð ərˌhʊdbroth·er·hood

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. brotherhoodnoun

    the kinship relation between a male offspring and the siblings

  2. brotherhood, fraternity, sodalitynoun

    people engaged in a particular occupation

    "the medical fraternity"

  3. brotherhoodnoun

    the feeling that men should treat one another like brothers

  4. union, labor union, trade union, trades union, brotherhoodnoun

    an organization of employees formed to bargain with the employer

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


  1. brotherhoodnoun

    The state of being brothers or a brother.

  2. brotherhoodnoun

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

  3. brotherhoodnoun

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

  4. brotherhoodnoun

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

    A brotherhood of venerable trees. - William Wordsworth.

  5. Etymology: 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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Brotherhoodnoun

    Etymology: from brother and hood.

    This deep disgrace of brotherhood
    Touches me deeper than you can imagine. William Shakespeare, R. II.

    Finds brotherhood in thee no sharper spur? William Shakespeare, R. II.

    So it be a right to govern, whether you call it supreme fatherhood, or supreme brotherhood, will be all one, provided we know who has it. John Locke.

    There was a fraternity of men at arms, called the brotherhood of St. George, erected by parliament, consisting of thirteen the most noble and worthy persons. John Davies, on Ireland.

    He was sometimes so engaged among the wheels, that not above half the poet appeared; at other times, he became as conspicuous as any of the brotherhood. Joseph Addison, Guardian.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Brotherhoodnoun

    the state of being brothers or a brother

  2. Brotherhoodnoun

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

  3. Brotherhoodnoun

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

  4. Brotherhoodnoun

    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."

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Brotherhood in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Brotherhood in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Brotherhood in a Sentence

  1. Simon Henderson:

    The UAE has a phobia of the Muslim Brotherhood and makes very little distinction of whether people are doing things which most in the United States would view as normal political activity as opposed to support for terrorism.

  2. Ali Karakas:

    We're seeing a severing of emotional bonds and this is such a dangerous thing, sports should be uniting. Brotherhood and solidarity should be its basis. But because of Turkey’s politics, even sport has been poisoned.

  3. John Lynch:

    What a privilege to be inducted in this brotherhood, it takes a lot of belief to get to this stage. However, belief has to be nurtured time and time again. One person can make a difference. I encourage each and every one of you to be that person.

  4. Martin Luther King, Jr.:

    The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.

  5. Oscar Auliq-Ice:

    True happiness comes from a sense of brotherhood and sisterhood, but not from hatred and division.

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