What does Sister mean?

Definitions for Sister
ˈsɪs tərSis·ter

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Sister.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sister, sis(noun)

    a female person who has the same parents as another person

    "my sister married a musician"

  2. Sister(noun)

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

    "the Sisters taught her to love God"

  3. sister(noun)

    a female person who is a fellow member of a sorority or labor union or other group

    "none of her sisters would betray her"

  4. baby, babe, sister(noun)

    (slang) sometimes used as a term of address for attractive young women

Wiktionary

  1. sister(Noun)

    a daughter of the same parents as another person; a female sibling.

    My sister is always driving me crazy.

    Etymology: From sister, suster, partly from systir and partly from swustor, sweostor; both from swestēr, from swésōr. Cognate with sister, syster, suster, zuster, Schwester, syster, systir, , soror, сестра, sesuo, Albanian vajzë, .

  2. sister(Noun)

    a female member of a religious community; a nun.

    Please welcome Sister Smith as she moves from her former congregation to her new congregation.

    Etymology: From sister, suster, partly from systir and partly from swustor, sweostor; both from swestēr, from swésōr. Cognate with sister, syster, suster, zuster, Schwester, syster, systir, , soror, сестра, sesuo, Albanian vajzë, .

  3. sister(Noun)

    a senior or supervisory nurse, often in a hospital.

    Native American leader Chief Seattle urged ecological responsibility, referring to Brother Eagle and Sister Sky in his purported 1854 speech.

    Etymology: From sister, suster, partly from systir and partly from swustor, sweostor; both from swestēr, from swésōr. Cognate with sister, syster, suster, zuster, Schwester, syster, systir, , soror, сестра, sesuo, Albanian vajzë, .

  4. sister(Noun)

    any woman or girl with whom a bond is felt through common membership of a race, profession, religion or organization, such as feminism.

    Connie was very close to her friend Judy and considered her to be her sister.

    Etymology: From sister, suster, partly from systir and partly from swustor, sweostor; both from swestēr, from swésōr. Cognate with sister, syster, suster, zuster, Schwester, syster, systir, , soror, сестра, sesuo, Albanian vajzë, .

  5. sister(Noun)

    a black woman

    Etymology: From sister, suster, partly from systir and partly from swustor, sweostor; both from swestēr, from swésōr. Cognate with sister, syster, suster, zuster, Schwester, syster, systir, , soror, сестра, sesuo, Albanian vajzë, .

  6. sister(Noun)

    a form of address to a woman

    Etymology: From sister, suster, partly from systir and partly from swustor, sweostor; both from swestēr, from swésōr. Cognate with sister, syster, suster, zuster, Schwester, syster, systir, , soror, сестра, sesuo, Albanian vajzë, .

  7. sister(Noun)

    a woman, in certain labour or socialist circles; also as a form of address.

    Etymology: From sister, suster, partly from systir and partly from swustor, sweostor; both from swestēr, from swésōr. Cognate with sister, syster, suster, zuster, Schwester, syster, systir, , soror, сестра, sesuo, Albanian vajzë, .

  8. sister(Noun)

    Of or relating to an entity that has a special or affectionate, non-hierachical relationship with another.

    sister publication, sister city, sister projects

    Etymology: From sister, suster, partly from systir and partly from swustor, sweostor; both from swestēr, from swésōr. Cognate with sister, syster, suster, zuster, Schwester, syster, systir, , soror, сестра, sesuo, Albanian vajzë, .

  9. sister(Noun)

    In the same class.

    sister ships, sister facility

    Etymology: From sister, suster, partly from systir and partly from swustor, sweostor; both from swestēr, from swésōr. Cognate with sister, syster, suster, zuster, Schwester, syster, systir, , soror, сестра, sesuo, Albanian vajzë, .

  10. sister(Verb)

    To strengthen (a supporting beam) by fastening a second beam alongside it.

    I'm trying to correct my sagging floor by sistering the joists.

    Etymology: From sister, suster, partly from systir and partly from swustor, sweostor; both from swestēr, from swésōr. Cognate with sister, syster, suster, zuster, Schwester, syster, systir, , soror, сестра, sesuo, Albanian vajzë, .

  11. Sister(Noun)

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

    My sister is always driving me crazy.

    Etymology: From sister, suster, partly from systir and partly from swustor, sweostor; both from swestēr, from swésōr. Cognate with sister, syster, suster, zuster, Schwester, syster, systir, , soror, сестра, sesuo, Albanian vajzë, .

  12. Sister(Noun)

    Formal title for any female member of a religious or fraternal organization. (Compare Miss.)

    Please welcome Sister Smith as she moves from her former congregation to her new congregation.

    Etymology: From sister, suster, partly from systir and partly from swustor, sweostor; both from swestēr, from swésōr. Cognate with sister, syster, suster, zuster, Schwester, syster, systir, , soror, сестра, sesuo, Albanian vajzë, .

  13. Sister(Noun)

    An informal title used as part of another moniker:

    Native American leader Chief Seattle urged ecological responsibility, referring to Brother Eagle and Sister Sky in his purported 1854 speech.

    Etymology: From sister, suster, partly from systir and partly from swustor, sweostor; both from swestēr, from swésōr. Cognate with sister, syster, suster, zuster, Schwester, syster, systir, , soror, сестра, sesuo, Albanian vajzë, .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sister(noun)

    a female who has the same parents with another person, or who has one of them only. In the latter case, she is more definitely called a half sister. The correlative of brother

    Etymology: [OE. sister, fr. Icel. systir; also suster, from AS. sweostor, sweoster, swuster, akin to OFries. sweester, suster, LG. sster, suster, D. zuster, OS. & OHG. swestar, G. schwester, Icel. systir, Sw. syster, Dan. sster, Goth. swistar, Lith. ses, Russ. sestra, Pol. siostra, L. soror, Skr. svasr. 298. Cf. Cousin.]

  2. Sister(noun)

    a woman who is closely allied to, or assocciated with, another person, as in the sdame faith, society, order, or community

    Etymology: [OE. sister, fr. Icel. systir; also suster, from AS. sweostor, sweoster, swuster, akin to OFries. sweester, suster, LG. sster, suster, D. zuster, OS. & OHG. swestar, G. schwester, Icel. systir, Sw. syster, Dan. sster, Goth. swistar, Lith. ses, Russ. sestra, Pol. siostra, L. soror, Skr. svasr. 298. Cf. Cousin.]

  3. Sister(noun)

    one of the same kind, or of the same condition; -- generally used adjectively; as, sister fruits

    Etymology: [OE. sister, fr. Icel. systir; also suster, from AS. sweostor, sweoster, swuster, akin to OFries. sweester, suster, LG. sster, suster, D. zuster, OS. & OHG. swestar, G. schwester, Icel. systir, Sw. syster, Dan. sster, Goth. swistar, Lith. ses, Russ. sestra, Pol. siostra, L. soror, Skr. svasr. 298. Cf. Cousin.]

  4. Sister(verb)

    to be sister to; to resemble closely

    Etymology: [OE. sister, fr. Icel. systir; also suster, from AS. sweostor, sweoster, swuster, akin to OFries. sweester, suster, LG. sster, suster, D. zuster, OS. & OHG. swestar, G. schwester, Icel. systir, Sw. syster, Dan. sster, Goth. swistar, Lith. ses, Russ. sestra, Pol. siostra, L. soror, Skr. svasr. 298. Cf. Cousin.]

Freebase

  1. Sister

    Sister is the fourth studio album by American alternative rock band Sonic Youth. It was released in June 1987, through record label SST. The album furthers the band's move away from no wave towards more traditional song structures, while maintaining an aggressively experimental approach. The album was re-issued in 2011 on 180gram purple-marble vinyl. Like their previous records, Sister wasn't very successful at the time but later on in their career it has been heavily praised by critics, Slant Magazine called it "the last great punk album of the Reagan era, and the first great pop album to emerge from the American underground" listing the album at number seventy-two in its list of the best albums of the 1980s. and Pitchfork Media listed Sister as the fourteenth best album of the 1980s.

Rap Dictionary

  1. sister

    (noun) Woman of the same group; friend; female sibling.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Sister' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1442

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Sister' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1197

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Sister' in Nouns Frequency: #476

Anagrams for Sister »

  1. resist, resits, risest

How to pronounce Sister?

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How to say Sister in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sister in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sister in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Sister in a Sentence

  1. Eugene Taylor Sutton:

    We cry for the Palermo family, our sister Heather and all in the community who are hurting.

  2. Bill Cosby:

    These people are not funny anymore. And that's not brother. And that's not my sister. They're faking and they're dragging me way down.

  3. Roberta McCain:

    My friends, when I was growing up, my father was often at sea, and the job of raising my brother, sister and me would fall to my mother alone, roberta McCain gave us her love of life, her deep interest in the world, her strength and her belief that we're all meant to use our opportunities to make ourselves useful to our country.

  4. Chris Evans:

    Captain America here, so I read your story, I saw what you did and I'm sure you heard a lot of this over the last couple days, but let me be the next one to tell you, pal, you're a hero, what you did was so brave, so selfless, your sister is so lucky to have you as a big brother. Your parents must be so proud of you, i'm going to track down your address and I'm going to send you an authentic Captain America shield because pal, you deserve it.

  5. Oliver Wendell Holmes:

    No stranger can get a great many notes of torture out of a human soul it takes one that knows it well -- parent, child, brother, sister, intimate.

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