Share this entry

full brother Syllabification: full broth·er

Definition of full brother in English:


A brother born of the same mother and father.
Example sentences
  • The relative contribution of their performance depends on the relationship e.g. full brothers share half the genes and half brothers one quarter of the genes.
  • A full brother to stakes winner Tereshkova and a half brother to stakes winners Akabir and Book Collector, Lycius has been well received at the world's bloodstock markets.
  • He is a full brother to stakes winner Medaille Militaire and a half brother to the stakes-winning hurdler Wahiba Sands.

Definition of full brother in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources