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brother

noun

1 brother

A male with the same parents as someone else:
— My brother still lives with our parents.

synonym: blood brother.

Roget 11: consanguinity, relationship, kindred, blood; parentage etc. (paternity) 166; filiation, affiliation; lineage, agnation, connection, alliance; ... show more

Roget 17: similarity, resemblance, likeness, similitude, semblance; affinity, approximation, parallelism; agreement etc. 23; analogy, analogicalness; correspondence, ... show more

Roget 27: equality, parity, coextension, symmetry, balance, poise; evenness, monotony, level.    equivalence; equipollence, equipoise, equilibrium, ... show more

Dutch: halfbroeder, halfbroer
Polish: braciak, brat



2 brother

A male person who is a fellow member (of a fraternity or religion or other group).

Dutch: broeder, broer

3 brother

A close friend who accompanies his buddies in their activities.

synonyms: buddy, chum, crony, pal, sidekick.

Dutch: maat, maatje, makker, partner
Polish: ziom, ziomal

4 brother

Used as a term of address for those male persons engaged in the same movement.

synonym: comrade.

Dutch: strijdmakker
Polish: towarzysz

5 Brother

Roman Catholic Church A title given to a monk and used as form of address.

Polish: frater


Moby thesaurus: Greek, abbacomes, abbot, acquaintance, adjunct, advocate, affiliate, ally, alter ego, analogon, analogue, ascetic, associate, aunt, auntie, backer, beadsman, bedfellow, belonger, best friend ... show more.

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