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Definition of Sister

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related by sisterhood; closely related, associated
female sibling; nun, female member of a religious order; head nurse, chief nurse (British); close female friend; fellow woman; female advocate of feminism; fellow black woman (African-American)
Sister Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
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sanctimonialis
Sister Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
To be sister to; to resemble closely.
  
(n.)
One of the same kind, or of the same condition; -- generally used adjectively; as, sister fruits.
  
(n.)
A woman who is closely allied to, or assocciated with, another person, as in the sdame faith, society, order, or community.
  
(n.)
A female who has the same parents with another person, or who has one of them only. In the latter case, she is more definitely called a half sister. The correlative of brother.
  
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sister
\sis"ter\, v. t. to be sister to; to resemble closely. [obs.]
sister
\sis"ter\ (?), n. [oe. sister, fr. icel. systir; also suster, from as. sweostor, sweoster, swuster, akin to ofries. sweester, suster, lg. süster, suster, d. zuster, os. & ohg. swestar, g. schwester, icel. systir, sw. syster, dan. s?ster, goth. swistar, lith. ses&?;, russ. sestra, pol. siostra, l. soror, skr. svasr. ?298. cf. cousin.]
1. a female who has the same parents with another person, or who has one of them only. in the latter case, she is more definitely called a half sister. the correlative of brother. i am the sister of one claudio.
2. a woman who is closely allied to, or assocciated with, another person, as in the sdame faith, society, order, or community. 15.
3. one of the same kind, or of the same condition; -- generally used adjectively; as, sister fruits.
sister
block (naut.), a tackle block having two sheaves, one above the other.
sister
hooks, a pair of hooks fitted together, the shank of one forming a mousing for the other; -- called also match hook
sister
of charity,
sister
of mercy. (r. c. ch.) see under charity, and mercy.
sister
adj : being associated as a companion or associate; "fellow traveler"; "brother workers"; "sister ship" [syn: fellow(a) , brother(a) , sister(a) ]
n

1. a female person who has the same parents as another person; "my sister married a musician" [syn: sis]
[ant: brother]

2. (roman catholic) a title given to a nun (and used as a form of address); "the sisters taught her to love god" [syn: sister]


3. a female person who is a fellow member of a sorority or labor union or other group; "none of her sisters would betray her"
4. (slang) sometimes used as a term of address for attractive young women [syn: baby]




  similar words(3) 



 brother or sister 
 half-sister 
 little sister 
The Phrase Finder
Origin
From Shakespeare's Hamlet.
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Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
deirfiúr (pl. deirfiúracha), deirbhshiúr (possessive case & pl. deirbhathar), piuthar [pew-ur]
religious: tsiúr (pl. siúracha) f.
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Chwaer, Chwiorydd = n. a sister
Anagram
      resist
English Slang Dictionary v1.2
1. a term of address to any woman
2. a black woman (soul sista)
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. (Roman Catholic Church) a title given to a nun (and used as a form of address); "the Sisters taught her to love God"
(hypernym) nun
(member-holonym) sisterhood
(classification) Roman Catholic, Western Church, Roman Catholic Church, Church of Rome, Roman Church

Noun
1. a female person who has the same parents as another person; "my sister married a musician"
(synonym) sis
(antonym) brother, blood brother
(hypernym) female sibling
(hyponym) big sister
2. a female person who is a fellow member of a sorority or labor union or other group; "none of her sisters would betray her"
(hypernym) member
(hyponym) Beguine
(member-holonym) sorority
3. sometimes used as a term of address for attractive young women
(synonym) baby
(hypernym) girl, miss, missy, young lady, young woman, fille
(classification) cant, jargon, slang, lingo, argot, patois, vernacular
Sister Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
An Everquest Glossary
(n.) 1. the Nybright sisters in Lesser Faydark. Tough yet non-aggressive brigands. 2. The Sisters of Erollisi. A group of all-female warrior-types located on an island in the Ocean of Tears.
Sister Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
A sister is the female offspring of one's parent.

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Sister Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
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(n) Woman of the same group; friend.
Rap-music terminology and bios of artists
(n) Woman of the same group; friend.
English to Federation-Standard Golic Vulcan
ko-kai
English - Klingon
n. be'nI'
Sister Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
A Basic Guide to ASL
The thumb of the right 'A' hand moves down along the right jawbone, almost to the chin. The outstretched fingers are brought together either once or several times.