What does sister mean?

Definitions for sister
ˈsɪs tərsis·ter

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

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

How to pronounce sister?

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How to say sister in sign language?

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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. Dexter King:

    I'm not angry, she's my sister and I love her.

  2. Jacqueline van Maarsen:

    I was 11 when the Germans invaded Holland. I remember seeing the planes flying overhead and sensing the great agitation of my parents. I thought we might get bombed or we might not get enough food, but the idea that we faced another threat because we were Jewish didn’t even enter my head. My mother was a Parisian Catholic, and although my father had registered us as Jewish in Amsterdam in 1938 — he wanted us to be part of the Jewish community, like the rest of his Dutch family — my older sister and I weren’t really brought up as Jewish.

  3. Father Emmanuel Yousaf:

    We have prayed 10 years now for our sister, Asia Bibi case, and I am confident that our prayers will be heard, and the judgment will go in favor of Asia Bibi case, her family and the entire Pakistani Christian community.

  4. Angela Underwood Jacobs:

    Chad Wolf, the acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, joined the ceremony to honor Underwood and to deliver an American flag to his family. Gov. Gavin Newsom sent an officer of the California Highway Patrol who presented the family with a California flag. In a separate video tribute, Wolf condemned the senseless cowardly violence that took Underwoods life. Officer Underwood gave his life protecting us and we owe him and his family and colleagues a debt of gratitude we will never be able to fully repay, said Wolf. George Phillips, childhood friend of slain Federal Protective Services Officer Dave Patrick Underwood, speaks during a memorial service for Underwood on Friday, June 19, 2020, in Pinole, Calif. Underwood was fatally shot as he was guarding the Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building in Oakland, Calif., amid protests on May 29. (Associated Press) Underwood died from gunshot wounds in a drive-by shooting the night of May 29 as a protest in downtown Oakland that began peacefully sank into chaos. Underwood and a colleague were working that night as contract security officers for the Department of Homeland Securitys Federal Protective Service. Federal authorities say the shooter used the protest as cover for the crime. Authorities say that Underwood was targeted because he wore a uniform. Last week, the FBI announced murder charges against Air Force Staff Sgt. Steve Carrillo. Authorities say Carrillo used the same homemade AR-15-style rifle eight days later to kill a Santa Cruz deputy in a hail of gunfire that wounded four other officers. Carrillo faces separate state charges for the June 6 fatal shooting of Santa Cruz County sheriffs Sgt. Damon Gutzwiller. Authorities allege that Carrillo, 32, had ties to the far-right, anti-government boogaloo movement and had hatched a plan to target federal law enforcement officials during the Oakland protest. Colleagues described Underwood as hard-working, highly respected and conscientious. Friends and family talked of his hearty laugh, his personal style he was a sharp dresser and his giving heart. When he stopped playing baseball as an adult, he donated to local youth organizations, so he could help kids find joy in the sport he loved. Underwood was the kind of guy you went to for advice, his older sister said. Hed always say, Angie, believe in yourself. Work hard, and ask for what you want, which is exactly what our mom and dad would have said.

  5. Marie Antoinette:

    It is to you, my sister, that I write for the last time. I have just been condemned, not to a shameful death, for such is only for criminals, but to go and rejoin your brother. Innocent like him, I hope to show the same firmness in my last moments.

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