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brother US English

A man or boy in relation to other sons and daughters of his parents

brother US Thesaurus

then Steve and his brother Dan showed up

brethren in brother US English

A (male) fellow Christian

Big Brother US English

A person or organization exercising total control over people’s lives

kid brother US English

A younger brother

lay brother US English

A man who has taken the vows of a religious order but is not ordained or obliged to take part in the full cycle of liturgy and is employed in ancillary or manual work

blood brother US English

A brother by birth

Elder Brother US English

(In the UK) each of the thirteen senior members of Trinity House

full brother US English

A brother born of the same mother and father

half-brother US English

A brother with whom one has only one parent in common

soul brother US English

Used as a term of address or reference between African-American men

brother-german US English

A brother sharing both parents, as opposed to a half-brother or stepbrother

Little Brother US English

A young British man who emigrated to Australia under the auspices of the Big Brother scheme

brother-in-law US English

The brother of one’s wife or husband

half brother in half-brother US English

A brother with whom one has only one parent in common

stepbrother US English

A son of one’s stepparent, by a marriage other than that with one’s own father or mother

Marist Brother in Marist US English

A member of the Little Brothers of Mary, a Roman Catholic teaching congregation

the Lord’s brother in James, St.3 US English

Leader of the early Christian Church at Jerusalem; known as St. James the Just or the Lord’s brother. He was put to death by the Sanhedrin. Feast day, May 1