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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"

Wiktionary

  1. brotherhoodnoun

    The state of being brothers or a brother.

    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.

  2. brotherhoodnoun

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

    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.

  3. brotherhoodnoun

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

    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.

  4. brotherhoodnoun

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

    A brotherhood of venerable trees. - William Wordsworth.

    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.

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

Freebase

  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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Numerology

  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. Jonathan Schanzer:

    The way forward is not to pursue the FTO approach at the State Department, primarily because the initiative is likely to fail, the State Department will remain opposed…the Muslim Brotherhood is not a homogeneous organization, rather, it is made up of disparate affiliates, some of which could likely be classified as terror groups, and some not.

  2. James Scott:

    For Nation States, and the adversaries within America's boarders (special interest groups, cyber caliphate, Muslim brotherhood, Antifa etc), metadata is THE silent weapon in this quiet information war.

  3. Amit Ray:

    Generating more respect, values, and brotherhood among countries is the role of the United Nations. Policing, blaming, or punishing countries is not the job of the UN.

  4. Preet Bharara:

    Although substantially diminished, the threat posed to the International Brotherhood of Teamsters by organized crime and other corrupting influences persists.

  5. Alan Alda:

    I see more than ever how proud I am to be part of our brotherhood and sisterhood of actors.

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