What does sister mean?

Definitions for sister
ˈsɪs tərsis·ter

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sister, sis(noun)

    a female person who has the same parents as another person

    "my sister married a musician"

  2. Sister(noun)

    (Roman Catholic Church) a title given to a nun (and used as a form of address)

    "the Sisters taught her to love God"

  3. sister(noun)

    a female person who is a fellow member of a sorority or labor union or other group

    "none of her sisters would betray her"

  4. baby, babe, sister(noun)

    (slang) sometimes used as a term of address for attractive young women

Wiktionary

  1. sister(Noun)

    a daughter of the same parents as another person; a female sibling.

    My sister is always driving me crazy.

    Etymology: From sister, suster, partly from systir and partly from swustor, sweostor; both from swestēr, from swésōr. Cognate with sister, syster, suster, zuster, Schwester, syster, systir, , soror, сестра, sesuo, Albanian vajzë, .

  2. sister(Noun)

    a female member of a religious community; a nun.

    Please welcome Sister Smith as she moves from her former congregation to her new congregation.

    Etymology: From sister, suster, partly from systir and partly from swustor, sweostor; both from swestēr, from swésōr. Cognate with sister, syster, suster, zuster, Schwester, syster, systir, , soror, сестра, sesuo, Albanian vajzë, .

  3. sister(Noun)

    a senior or supervisory nurse, often in a hospital.

    Native American leader Chief Seattle urged ecological responsibility, referring to Brother Eagle and Sister Sky in his purported 1854 speech.

    Etymology: From sister, suster, partly from systir and partly from swustor, sweostor; both from swestēr, from swésōr. Cognate with sister, syster, suster, zuster, Schwester, syster, systir, , soror, сестра, sesuo, Albanian vajzë, .

  4. sister(Noun)

    any woman or girl with whom a bond is felt through common membership of a race, profession, religion or organization, such as feminism.

    Connie was very close to her friend Judy and considered her to be her sister.

    Etymology: From sister, suster, partly from systir and partly from swustor, sweostor; both from swestēr, from swésōr. Cognate with sister, syster, suster, zuster, Schwester, syster, systir, , soror, сестра, sesuo, Albanian vajzë, .

  5. sister(Noun)

    a black woman

    Etymology: From sister, suster, partly from systir and partly from swustor, sweostor; both from swestēr, from swésōr. Cognate with sister, syster, suster, zuster, Schwester, syster, systir, , soror, сестра, sesuo, Albanian vajzë, .

  6. sister(Noun)

    a form of address to a woman

    Etymology: From sister, suster, partly from systir and partly from swustor, sweostor; both from swestēr, from swésōr. Cognate with sister, syster, suster, zuster, Schwester, syster, systir, , soror, сестра, sesuo, Albanian vajzë, .

  7. sister(Noun)

    a woman, in certain labour or socialist circles; also as a form of address.

    Etymology: From sister, suster, partly from systir and partly from swustor, sweostor; both from swestēr, from swésōr. Cognate with sister, syster, suster, zuster, Schwester, syster, systir, , soror, сестра, sesuo, Albanian vajzë, .

  8. sister(Noun)

    Of or relating to an entity that has a special or affectionate, non-hierachical relationship with another.

    sister publication, sister city, sister projects

    Etymology: From sister, suster, partly from systir and partly from swustor, sweostor; both from swestēr, from swésōr. Cognate with sister, syster, suster, zuster, Schwester, syster, systir, , soror, сестра, sesuo, Albanian vajzë, .

  9. sister(Noun)

    In the same class.

    sister ships, sister facility

    Etymology: From sister, suster, partly from systir and partly from swustor, sweostor; both from swestēr, from swésōr. Cognate with sister, syster, suster, zuster, Schwester, syster, systir, , soror, сестра, sesuo, Albanian vajzë, .

  10. sister(Verb)

    To strengthen (a supporting beam) by fastening a second beam alongside it.

    I'm trying to correct my sagging floor by sistering the joists.

    Etymology: From sister, suster, partly from systir and partly from swustor, sweostor; both from swestēr, from swésōr. Cognate with sister, syster, suster, zuster, Schwester, syster, systir, , soror, сестра, sesuo, Albanian vajzë, .

  11. Sister(Noun)

    Title of respect for an adult female member of a religious or fraternal order.

    My sister is always driving me crazy.

    Etymology: From sister, suster, partly from systir and partly from swustor, sweostor; both from swestēr, from swésōr. Cognate with sister, syster, suster, zuster, Schwester, syster, systir, , soror, сестра, sesuo, Albanian vajzë, .

  12. Sister(Noun)

    Formal title for any female member of a religious or fraternal organization. (Compare Miss.)

    Please welcome Sister Smith as she moves from her former congregation to her new congregation.

    Etymology: From sister, suster, partly from systir and partly from swustor, sweostor; both from swestēr, from swésōr. Cognate with sister, syster, suster, zuster, Schwester, syster, systir, , soror, сестра, sesuo, Albanian vajzë, .

  13. Sister(Noun)

    An informal title used as part of another moniker:

    Native American leader Chief Seattle urged ecological responsibility, referring to Brother Eagle and Sister Sky in his purported 1854 speech.

    Etymology: From sister, suster, partly from systir and partly from swustor, sweostor; both from swestēr, from swésōr. Cognate with sister, syster, suster, zuster, Schwester, syster, systir, , soror, сестра, sesuo, Albanian vajzë, .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sister(noun)

    a female who has the same parents with another person, or who has one of them only. In the latter case, she is more definitely called a half sister. The correlative of brother

    Etymology: [OE. sister, fr. Icel. systir; also suster, from AS. sweostor, sweoster, swuster, akin to OFries. sweester, suster, LG. sster, suster, D. zuster, OS. & OHG. swestar, G. schwester, Icel. systir, Sw. syster, Dan. sster, Goth. swistar, Lith. ses, Russ. sestra, Pol. siostra, L. soror, Skr. svasr. 298. Cf. Cousin.]

  2. Sister(noun)

    a woman who is closely allied to, or assocciated with, another person, as in the sdame faith, society, order, or community

    Etymology: [OE. sister, fr. Icel. systir; also suster, from AS. sweostor, sweoster, swuster, akin to OFries. sweester, suster, LG. sster, suster, D. zuster, OS. & OHG. swestar, G. schwester, Icel. systir, Sw. syster, Dan. sster, Goth. swistar, Lith. ses, Russ. sestra, Pol. siostra, L. soror, Skr. svasr. 298. Cf. Cousin.]

  3. Sister(noun)

    one of the same kind, or of the same condition; -- generally used adjectively; as, sister fruits

    Etymology: [OE. sister, fr. Icel. systir; also suster, from AS. sweostor, sweoster, swuster, akin to OFries. sweester, suster, LG. sster, suster, D. zuster, OS. & OHG. swestar, G. schwester, Icel. systir, Sw. syster, Dan. sster, Goth. swistar, Lith. ses, Russ. sestra, Pol. siostra, L. soror, Skr. svasr. 298. Cf. Cousin.]

  4. Sister(verb)

    to be sister to; to resemble closely

    Etymology: [OE. sister, fr. Icel. systir; also suster, from AS. sweostor, sweoster, swuster, akin to OFries. sweester, suster, LG. sster, suster, D. zuster, OS. & OHG. swestar, G. schwester, Icel. systir, Sw. syster, Dan. sster, Goth. swistar, Lith. ses, Russ. sestra, Pol. siostra, L. soror, Skr. svasr. 298. Cf. Cousin.]

Freebase

  1. Sister

    Sister is the fourth studio album by American alternative rock band Sonic Youth. It was released in June 1987, through record label SST. The album furthers the band's move away from no wave towards more traditional song structures, while maintaining an aggressively experimental approach. The album was re-issued in 2011 on 180gram purple-marble vinyl. Like their previous records, Sister wasn't very successful at the time but later on in their career it has been heavily praised by critics, Slant Magazine called it "the last great punk album of the Reagan era, and the first great pop album to emerge from the American underground" listing the album at number seventy-two in its list of the best albums of the 1980s. and Pitchfork Media listed Sister as the fourteenth best album of the 1980s.

Rap Dictionary

  1. sister

    (noun) Woman of the same group; friend; female sibling.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sister' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1442

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sister' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1197

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sister' in Nouns Frequency: #476

Anagrams for sister »

  1. resist, resits, risest

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  1. Alex
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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sister in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sister in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of sister in a Sentence

  1. Derasha Merrett:

    She was a wonderful mother, a wonderful person, i have cried so much, I cant cry anymore. She leaves behind a newborn and older daughter. Oglesby aspired to work with children. We grew up as cousins,Merrett said. We grew up in the same church, on the same drill team. She works at my kids daycare. We all grew up in this little town. Were all family. Were all hurting behind this. Derrick Fudge, 57 TheSpringfield, Ohio resident was out with family members when he was killed, a sister of one of the shooting victims told the Daily News. Derrick Fudge (Facebook ) They were all just down there enjoying themselves and had stepped out of, I think, one of the clubs and were in a line to get some food, saidTwyla Southall. Logan Turner, 30 Logan Turner has just celebrated his birthday on Tuesday and was out with friends Sunday morning, his mother told the Daily News. He obtained an engineering degree from theUniversity of Toledo and worked as a machinist in Springboro, Danita Turner said. He was very generous and loving and the worlds best son, she said. Everyone loved Logan. He was a happy go lucky guy. Springboro High School guidance counselor and coachRyan Wilhite posted a photo of Turner playing football. Heart is broken,he wrote. Such a great young man lost too soon. Praying for comfort and healing for his family and all of his teammates who loved him so much. Rest easy 78. Nicholas Cumer, 25 Nicholas Cumer was a graduate student at Saint Francis University in Loretto, Pennsylvania who was workingas an intern at a Dayton facility for people battling cancer.

  2. The Briton:

    I should be fine, the bug's been around...my mum, my sister, my nephew, several of my engineers have it so it's just some nasty bug that's going around.

  3. Hugh Grant:

    We’re like brother and sister.

  4. Kristie Mewis:

    And I was so proud of these players, the way they stepped up and handled the game, considering that some of them didnt have a chance to train properly before this camp. Lavelle also scored when the United States beat the Netherlands in Lyon, France, last year for the teams second straight World Cup title. Nine of the 11 U.S. starters for the final were in the starting lineup on Friday. Notably missing was Alex Morgan, who came in as a second-half substitute for her 170th appearance with the team. Morgan, currently playing for Tottenham, had not played for the United States since the World Cup final because she was pregnant with and gave birth to daughter Charlie. Netherlands coach Sarina Wiegman was not with the team because of a personal matter that was not related to COVID-19. Wiegman, a former Dutch midfielder who has coached the team since 2017, will take over as Englands national team coach next September, succeeding Phil Neville. Lavelle struck a left-footed goal on a break in the 41st minute. Kristie Mewis subbed in to join her younger sister on the field and scored nine minutes later. Sam Mewis was among the first to embrace her sister in celebration. I was I was so nervous to shoot it, but I just wound up and gave it the best I could. And then turning around and just realizing what had just happened and seeing Sam and Alex running towards me was so special. Its a very surreal moment for me.

  5. Mikaela Barboza:

    Her sister actually blocked me in, and the other sister blocked me from behind, i had nowhere to go.

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