What does sibling mean?

Definitions for siblingˈsɪb lɪŋ

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sibling, sib(noun)

    a person's brother or sister


  1. sibling(n.)

    a brother or a sister. Siblings have at least one parent in common. Those related only by a common mother are uterine siblings; those related only by a common father are agnate siblings or consanguine siblings (a legal term). A sibling having both parents in common is a sibling-german or a full brother or full sister. These modifying terms are more commonly used for the more specific uterine brother, uterine sister, agnate brother, brother-german, etc.

  2. sibling(a.)

    of or pertaining to a sibling, n.; as, sibling rivalry: the common rivalry between siblings.


  1. sibling(Noun)

    A person who shares same parents. One's brother or sister.

  2. Origin: 1903, modern revival of sibling, equivalent to . Compare sib. The term apparently meant merely kin or relative until the 20th century when its necessity for the study of genetics led to its broader use. For example, the OED has a 1903 citation in which "sibling" must be defined for those who don't know the intended meaning.


  1. Sibling

    A sibling is one of two or more individuals having one or both parents in common. A male sibling is called a brother, and a female sibling is called a sister. In most societies throughout the world, siblings usually grow up together, facilitating the development of strong emotional bonds such as love, hostility or thoughtfulness. The emotional bond between siblings is often complicated and is influenced by factors such as parental treatment, birth order, personality, and personal experiences outside the family.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sibling in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sibling in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Chicago Botanic Garden:

    Alice the Amorphophallus, a sibling of Spike, surprised us all.

  2. Linda Campbell:

    A child with a disability who needs extra care can disrupt the sibling dynamic.

  3. Mobutu Sese Seko:

    Between Friends and Siblings, I choose Sibling and I reject Friends. quote in UN assemble 1974

  4. Paul Hokemeyer:

    When a parent remarries a much younger spouse, the main dynamic that comes into play with adult children is sibling rivalry

  5. Raisat Suleimanova:

    Dzhokhar loved his older brother very much, as is the custom in our families, you would always listen to your older sibling.

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