What does sibling mean?

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ˈsɪb lɪŋsib·ling

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sibling, sibnoun

    a person's brother or sister

GCIDE

  1. siblingnoun

    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. siblingadjective

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

Wiktionary

  1. siblingnoun

    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.

Wikipedia

  1. Sibling

    A sibling is a gender neutral word for a relative that shares at least one parent with the subject. A male sibling is a brother and a female sibling is a sister. If a relative has no siblings, it is an only child. While some circumstances can cause siblings to be raised separately (such as foster care) most societies have siblings grow up together. This causes the development of strong emotional bonds, with siblinghood often considered a unique form of relationship in of itself. 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.Medically, a full sibling is a first-degree relative and a half sibling is a second-degree relative as they are related by 50% and 25% respectively.

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.

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  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. Paul Hokemeyer:

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

  2. Chicago Tribune:

    Given that titan arums are notably unpredictable flowering plants (and we should know!), we wanted to be sure that she would bloom before we announced her debut. We appreciate your patience! alice the Amorphophallus, a sibling of Spike, surprised us all.

  3. Marc Smith:

    Protecting vulnerable children who come to our attention is at the core of our mission at DCFS, all of us feel this loss. Our priority is the care and safety of Andrew's younger sibling.

  4. Alison Pike:

    We're not all in the same boat in this pandemic, but the person who is in the same boat is your sibling. And they are in your boat generationally as well, it will be the story our children will tell their children when they complain about being bored.

  5. Christine Reinolds Kozelle:

    It's very common when there is more than one sibling for one to dominate, this is natural and we don't interfere. This is a way to educate people about the natural world.

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    • A. denudate
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