What does sibling mean?

Definitions for sibling
ˈsɪb lɪŋsib·ling

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sibling, sib(noun)

    a person's brother or sister

GCIDE

  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.

    Etymology: [sub + -ling.]

  2. sibling(a.)

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

Wiktionary

  1. sibling(Noun)

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

    Etymology: 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.

Freebase

  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.

How to pronounce sibling?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say sibling in sign language?

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Numerology

  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

Examples of sibling in a Sentence

  1. Chicago Botanic Garden:

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

  2. Jonathan Caspi:

    When children complain about fairness, parents often dismiss it... which only confirms the sense that they are on the outside in the parent-children relationship. Acknowledge the feelings and openly discuss it, parents should observe how they intervene in sibling conflicts. Are Jonathan Caspi taking one's side more than the other's ? If so, change it up.

  3. Ramin Javahery:

    It was just so not within my thought processes that you could have her sibling coming in, i assumed it was someone else. …Then I was told by the oncologist about what was going on, and I’m like, ‘Oh, my God.’.

  4. Mattis Collier:

    It doesn't discriminate. It's not just poor people. It's not just people without fathers or mothers or guidance. It's everybody. It's your sorority sister. It's your friend. It's your sibling. It's your child, and I think it's very important for people to realize that you need to talk about it and you need to explain it while you're younger. It's not just bruises that are giveaways for an abusive relationship. ... It's how someone talks to you. It's how someone treats you. It's how someone talks about you to others.

  5. Vincenzo Berghella:

    Women always ask for a better sense of their delivery date in order to help them prepare for work leave, or to make contingency plans for sibling-care during labor, these are plans which help reduce a woman's anxiety about the onset of labor.

Images & Illustrations of sibling

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