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brother British & World English

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

brother English Thesaurus

she had a younger brother named William

brethren in brother British & World English

A (male) fellow Christian

Big Brother British & World English

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

kid brother British & World English

One’s younger brother

lay brother British & World English

A person 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 British & World English

A man who has sworn to treat another man as a brother, typically by a ceremonial mingling of blood

Elder Brother British & World English

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

full brother British & World English

A brother born of the same mother and father

half-brother British & World English

A brother with whom one has only one parent in common

soul brother British & World English

Used as a term of address between black men (or women)

brother-german British & World English

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

brother-in-law British & World English

The brother of one’s wife or husband

be one's brother's keeper British & World English

Be responsible for the behaviour of a relative, friend, or associate

stepbrother British & World English

A son of one’s step-parent by a marriage other than that with one’s own father or mother

Marist Brother in Marist British & World English

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

be one's brother's keeper in brother British & World English

Be responsible for the behaviour of a relative, friend, or associate

the Lord’s brother in James, St3 British & World 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, 1 May


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