What does brotherly mean?

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ˈbrʌð ər libroth·er·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. brotherly, brotherlike, fraternaladverb

    like or characteristic of or befitting a brother

    "brotherly feelings"; "close fraternal ties"

  2. brotherlyadverb

    (archaic as adverb) in a brotherly manner


  1. brotherlyadverb

    In the manner of a brother, as a brother, as brothers.

  2. brotherlyadjective

    Of or characteristic of brothers.

    brotherly love

Webster Dictionary

  1. Brotherlyadjective

    of or pertaining to brothers; such as is natural for brothers; becoming to brothers; kind; affectionate; as, brotherly love

  2. Brotherlyadverb

    like a brother; affectionately; kindly

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of brotherly in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of brotherly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of brotherly in a Sentence

  1. Orson Welles:

    In Italy for thirty years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland, they had brotherly love they had five hundred years of democracy and peace and what did that produce The cuckoo clock.

  2. Vladimir Putin:

    Love for one's motherland is one of the most powerful and uplifting feelings. It manifested itself in full in the brotherly support to the people of Crimea and Sevastopol, when they resolutely decided to return home, this event will remain a very important epoch in domestic history forever.

  3. Ahmet Demirok:

    Today we are not building a new alliance but rather rediscovering historic and brotherly ties.

  4. Jeff Minetti:

    This is the city of brotherly love, any and all are welcome.

  5. Robert E. Lee:

    Still a Union that can only be maintained by swords and bayonets, and in which strife and civil war are to take the place of brotherly love and kindness, has no charm for me.

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