a male offspring having both parents in common with another offspring; a male sibling.
Also called half brother. a male offspring having only one parent in common with another offspring.
a male numbered among the same kinship group, nationality, ethnicity, profession, etc., as another; an associate; a fellow member, fellow countryman, fellow man, etc.:
a fraternity brother.
(often initial capital letter) a male numbered among the lay members of a religious organization that has a priesthood.
a man who devotes himself to the duties of a religious order without taking holy orders, or while preparing for holy orders.
brothers, all members of a particular racial or ethnic group, or of the human race in general:
All men are brothers.
Slang. fellow; buddy:
Brother, can you spare a dime?
Informal. a term used to refer to or address a fellow black man; soul brother.
Slang. (used to express disappointment, disgust, or surprise).
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(archaic) a plural of brother
fellow members of a religion, sect, society, etc
noun (pl) brothers, (archaic except when referring to fellow members of a religion, sect, society, etc) brethren
a male person having the same parents as another person
short for half-brother, stepbrother
a male person belonging to the same group, profession, nationality, trade union, etc, as another or others; fellow member
(as modifier): brother workers
comrade; friend: used as a form of address
a member of a male religious order who undertakes work for the order without actually being in holy orders
a lay member of a male religious order
related adjective fraternal
(slang) an exclamation of amazement, disgust, surprise, disappointment, etc
A man; fellow; guy •Used in addressing strangers: I don’t know you, brother, but you said a mouthful (1910+)
A black person; blood •Common and significant fr 1960s: All you brothers here, and you white people too, got to take care of business (1920+ Black)
A fellow professional; colleague: I’d like to ask Brother Donaldson something, if I may (mid1300s+)
a native or inhabitant of Brittany. Also called Armorican, Armoric. the Celtic language of Brittany. (often lowercase) a round hat for women, with a flat crown and a turned-up brim. pertaining to Brittany, the Bretons, or their language. André [ahn-drey] /ɑ̃ˈdreɪ/ (Show IPA), 1896–1966, French poet, essayist, and critic. Jules Adolphe [zhyl a-dawlf] /ʒyl aˈdɔlf/ […]
a net lace with a design embroidered in heavy, often colored, thread.
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an international conference called at Bretton Woods, N.H., in July 1944 to deal with international monetary and financial problems: resulted in the creation of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. noun an international monetary conference held in 1944 at Bretton Woods in New Hampshire, which resulted in the establishment of the World Bank […]