What does sibling mean?

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ˈsɪb lɪŋsib·ling

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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.

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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. 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.

  2. Raisat Suleimanova:

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

  3. Justin Clark:

    They've really grown into the normalcy of a family unit, they all get along well! They have their normal sibling spats but they're not very often and not very big.

  4. 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.

  5. Paul Hokemeyer:

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

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