HyperDic: sister

English > 3 senses of the word sister / Sister:
NOUNperson sister, sisa female person who has the same parents as another person
person Sister(Roman Catholic Church) a title given to a nun (and used as a form of address)
person sistera female person who is a fellow member of a sorority or labor union or other group
sister / Sister > pronunciation
Soundssih'ster
Rhymesabductor ... zoster: 649 rhymes with ter...
English > sister: 3 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA female person who has the same parents as another person.
Example"my sister married a musician"
Synonymsis
Narrowerbig sisterAn older sister
half sister, half-sister, stepsisterA sister who has only one parent in common with you
little sisterA younger sister
Broaderfemale siblingA person's sister
Oppositebrother, blood brotherA male with the same parents as someone else
Spanishhermana
Catalangermana, infermera
Adjectivessisterlylike or characteristic of or befitting a sister
Nounssisterhoodthe kinship relation between a female offspring and the siblings
English > Sister: 3 senses > noun 2, person
Meaning(Roman Catholic Church) a title given to a nun (and used as a form of address).
CategoryRoman Catholic, Western Church, Roman Catholic Church, Church of Rome, Roman ChurchThe Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy
Member ofsisterhoodA religious society of women who live together as sisters (especially an order of nuns)
BroadernunA woman religious
Spanishhermana, sor
Catalangermana, sor
Nounssisterhooda religious society of women who live together as sisters (especially an order of nuns)
English > sister: 3 senses > noun 3, person
MeaningA female person who is a fellow member of a sorority or labor union or other group.
Example"none of her sisters would betray her"
Member ofsororityA social club for female undergraduates
NarrowerBeguine(Roman Catholic Church) a member of a lay sisterhood (one of several founded in the Netherlands in the 12th and 13th centuries)
Broadermember, fellow memberOne of the persons who compose a social group (especially individuals who have joined and participate in a group organization)
Spanishhermana
Catalangermana

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