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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.


  1. brotherhood

    Brotherhood is the affectionate bond or close relationship among a group of people, often men, who share common interests, experiences, or objectives. It can also refer to the community of people considered as brothers (or siblings) in a figurative sense, such as members of a fraternity, a religious order, or a labor union. Beyond blood relations, it encompasses feelings of solidarity, loyalty, empathy, and mutual support.

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. Naguib Sawiris:

    Mohamed Fahmy has no relation to the Muslim Brotherhood organization and he is not a Muslim Brother.

  2. Mohamed Hamouda:

    From the viewpoint of (those who) who fought the Muslim Brotherhood ... and the terrorism that we saw in our Egypt on their hands and their attempted religious dictatorship, the Al Jazeera channel was (the) right and left hand of the (Muslim Brotherhood) group, al Jazeera has always been the arm moving the extremist operations and the coup operations -- not in the pursuit of democracy as you Westerners want but in the pursuit of regional dominance for a small state.

  3. Malik Obama:

    This is an important step in uniting everybody and showing the whole world a true sense of brotherhood.

  4. Tuukka Rask:

    A lot, tuukka Rask -LRB- 40 -RRB-’s why I never really, in my head wanted to flirt with opportunity to go somewhere else. ... For us as players when you have a team like the Boston Bruins, basically a bunch of us have grown up together. So, you kind of feel that brotherhood. You do n’t want to leave guys on bad terms.

  5. Oren Kessler:

    The Egyptian government sees The Egyptian government squeezed between the Islamic State or The Egyptian government local affiliate in the Sinai Peninsula and then another Islamic State affiliate on the western border with Libya, while at the same time, they are dealing with unrest and dissatisfaction from the Muslim Brotherhood from across the country.

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