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sister British & World English

A woman or girl in relation to other daughters and sons of her parents

sister English Thesaurus

I had nine brothers and sisters

sister New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(capital in the title of a nun or nurse)

Sister in sister British & World English

A member of a religious order of women

full sister British & World English

A sister born of the same mother and father

half-sister British & World English

A sister with whom one has only one parent in common

kid sister British & World English

One’s younger sister

sister city British & World English

A city that is twinned with another

sister wife British & World English

(In a polygamous society) any of the women married to the same man

sob sister British & World English

A female journalist who writes articles with sentimental appeal or answers readers' problems

weak sister British & World English

A weak, ineffectual, or unreliable member of a group

sister-german British & World English

A sister sharing both parents with another

sister-in-law British & World English

The sister of one’s wife or husband

Sister of Mercy British & World English

A member of an order of women founded for educational or charitable purposes, especially that founded in Dublin in 1827

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

lay sister in 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

soul brother British & World English

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

soul sister in soul brother British & World English

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

stepsister British & World English

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

Hummel, Berta British & World English

(1909–46), German artist and nun; also known as Sister Maria Innocentia. She created the sketches upon which M. I. Hummel figurines, made by the Franz Goebel Company, are based

Sister Maria Innocentia in Hummel, Berta British & World English

(1909–46), German artist and nun; also known as Sister Maria Innocentia. She created the sketches upon which M. I. Hummel figurines, made by the Franz Goebel Company, are based


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