brother

noun
ADJECTIVE
big, elder, older

Bill idolizes his big brother, who is a professional boxer.

baby, kid (informal), little, small, younger
twin
full (= sharing both parents)
beloved, much-loved

She wrote daily to her beloved brother, Leo.

long-lost

His old teacher greeted him like a long-lost brother.

dead, deceased, late

He married the wife of his late brother.

bachelor, unmarried
PHRASES
blood brothers (= close friends who have sworn to remain friends for life), brother and sister

Do you have any brothers and sisters?

like brothers

The boys are so close, they're like brothers.


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  • brother — [bruth′ər] n. pl. brothers; chiefly religious, brethren [ME < OE brothor < IE base * bhrāter > Goth brothar, L frater, OIr brāthir, Sans bhrātar, Gr phratēr] 1. a man or boy as he is related to the other children of his parents:… …   English World dictionary

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  • Brother — Broth er, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Brothered}.] To make a brother of; to call or treat as a brother; to admit to a brotherhood. Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • brother — O.E. broþor, from P.Gmc. *brothar (Cf. O.N. broðir, Dan. broder, O.Fris. brother, Du. broeder, Ger. Bruder, Goth. bróþar), from PIE root *bhrater (Cf. Skt. bhrátár , O.Pers. brata, Gk. phratér, L. frater, O.Ir …   Etymology dictionary

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