['brʌðə] or ['brʌðɚ]


(noun.) a male with the same parents as someone else; 'my brother still lives with our parents'.

(noun.) (Roman Catholic Church) a title given to a monk and used as form of address; 'a Benedictine Brother'.

(noun.) a male person who is a fellow member (of a fraternity or religion or other group); 'none of his brothers would betray him'.

(noun.) used as a term of address for those male persons engaged in the same movement; 'Greetings, comrade!'.

Edited by Linda--From WordNet


(n.) A male person who has the same father and mother with another person, or who has one of them only. In the latter case he is more definitely called a half brother, or brother of the half blood.

(n.) One related or closely united to another by some common tie or interest, as of rank, profession, membership in a society, toil, suffering, etc.; -- used among judges, clergymen, monks, physicians, lawyers, professors of religion, etc.

(n.) One who, or that which, resembles another in distinctive qualities or traits of character.

(v. t.) To make a brother of; to call or treat as a brother; to admit to a brotherhood.

Editor: Stu


n. a male born of the same parents: any one closely united with or resembling another; associated in common interests occupation &c.: a fellow-member of a religious order a fellow-member of a guild &c.: a fellow-creature fellow-citizen a co-religionist: (B.) a kinsman: pl. Broth′ers and Breth′ren the latter esp. used in the sense of fellow-membership of guilds religious communities &c. and is a name given to certain sections of the Church of Christ as Christian Brethren Moravian Brethren Plymouth Brethren &c.—ns. Broth′er-ger′man a brother having the same father and mother in contradistinction to a half-brother by one parent only; Broth′erhood the state of being a brother: an association of men for any purpose; Broth′er-in-law the brother of a husband or wife: a sister's husband.—adjs. Broth′er-like Broth′erly like a brother: kind: affectionate.—n. Broth′erliness state of being brotherly: kindness.

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To see your brothers, while dreaming, full of energy, you will have cause to rejoice at your own, or their good fortune; but if they are poor and in distress, or begging for assistance, you will be called to a deathbed soon, or some dire loss will overwhelm you or them.

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