What does sister-in-law mean?

Definitions for sister-in-lawˈsɪs tər ɪnˌlɔ

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sister-in-law(noun)

    the sister of your spouse


  1. sister-in-law(Noun)

    A female relative of one's generation, separated by one degree of marriage:

  2. sister-in-law(Noun)

    Co-sister-in-law: The wife of one's sibling-in-law.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sister-in-law(noun)

    the sister of one's husband or wife; also, the wife of one's brother; sometimes, the wife of one's husband's or wife's brother


  1. Sister-in-law

    A sister-in-law is the sister of one's spouse, the wife of one's sibling, or sometimes the wife of one's spouse's sibling. Relative to a woman, the latter case is occasionally called a 'co-sister-in-law', as they are each the sister-in-law of the others husband. For example, if Jacob and Esau are brothers, Leah being Jacob's wife, and Adah being Esau's wife, then Adah is Jacob's sister-in-law, Leah is Esau's sister-in-law, and Adah and Leah are co-sisters-in-law to one another. Here's another example: If Bill Weasley and Ginny Weasley are brother and sister, Fleur Delacour being Bill's wife and Harry Potter being Ginny's husband, then Harry is Bill's brother-in-law, Fleur is Ginny's sister-in-law and Harry and Fleur are brother-in-law and sister-in-law to each other.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sister-in-law in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sister-in-law in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ana Maria Escobar:

    This is the worst thing that has happened to us, so far only my sister-in-law has been found.

  2. Kristen Hewitt:

    After they had their baby, my sister in-law said to us, we're up next. Literally the following weekend, I took a pregnancy test, and it was positive.

  3. Valentino Francisco Corsetti:

    My husband walked over to the scale [with my sister-in-law] and I just heard both of them laughing and going, ‘Oh my gosh, it can’t be. He can’t be that big,’ they turned around and told me how much he weighed. I was shocked.

  4. Prince William:

    There’s always that family part of Christmas [ where ] there’s always that work element there as well, and I think together Meghan Markle had an amazing time, meghan Markle had great fun staying with my brother and sister-in-law and running round with the kids. Christmas was fantastic.

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