sibling

(redirected from Halfsister)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.

sib·ling

 (sĭb′lĭng)
n.
One of two or more individuals having one or both parents in common; a brother or sister.

[Middle English, from Old English, from sibb, kinsman; see sib.]

sibling

(ˈsɪblɪŋ)
n
1.
a. a person's brother or sister
b. (as modifier): sibling rivalry.
2. (Anthropology & Ethnology) any fellow member of a sib
[C19: specialized modern use of Old English sibling relative, from sib; see -ling1]

sib•ling

(ˈsɪb lɪŋ)

n.
1. a brother or sister.
2. Anthrop. a member of a sib.
[before 1000; late Middle English: relative, Old English; see sib, -ling1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sibling - a person's brother or sistersibling - a person's brother or sister  
family unit, family - primary social group; parents and children; "he wanted to have a good job before starting a family"
half blood - one of siblings who have only one parent in common
relative, relation - a person related by blood or marriage; "police are searching for relatives of the deceased"; "he has distant relations back in New Jersey"
quad, quadruplet - one of four children born at the same time from the same pregnancy
quin, quint, quintuplet - one of five children born at the same time from the same pregnancy
triplet - one of three offspring born at the same time from the same pregnancy
twin - either of two offspring born at the same time from the same pregnancy

sibling

noun brother or sister His siblings are mostly in their early twenties.
Translations
sourozenec
gefrato
sisarus
testvér
saudara
syskon

sibling

[ˈsɪblɪŋ]
A. Nhermano/a m/f
B. CPD sibling rivalry Nrivalidad f entre hermanos

sibling

[ˈsɪblɪŋ] n (= brother) → frère m (= sister) → sœur f
His siblings are mostly in their early twenties → Ses frères et sœurs ont une vingtaine d'années pour la plupart.sibling rivalry nrivalité f entre frères et sœurs

sibling

nGeschwister nt (form)

sibling

[ˈsɪblɪŋ] n (frm) → fratello/sorella
sibling rivalry → rivalità tra fratelli

sibling

n hermano -na mf; npl hermanos
References in periodicals archive ?
It comes almost a year to the day after the actress' halfsister committed suicide.
His dam is a halfsister to the smart sprinter Goldream and he looks like 33,000 euro well spent.
Following the 725,000gns purchase of Legatissimo's halfsister at Book 1 of Tattersalls' October yearling sale, MV Magnier, son of Coolmore supremo John Magnier, confirmed this year's 1,000 Guineas winner would remain in training next year.
Colin Macleod, Stirling Help I AM trying to trace my halfsister Nikita in Scotland.
Directorial debut from British artist Sam Taylor-Wood, based on the biography of John Lennon's halfsister, which charts the tumultuous teenage years of the Beatles singersongwriter.
The four-year-old is a halfsister to a Grade One winner in America but she has been far less prolific and took her time in getting to the track before making her debut last November.
It was a bad race, but his dam is a halfsister to Fame And Glory and he was always going to improve for the step up in trip.
Dropped to five furlongs for his last start, he was always going to need further as his dam is a halfsister to Halicarnassus.
He's giving his halfsister the same brutal treatment that he suffered at the hands of psycho Stella, who has obviously scarred him for life.
Marcus Tregoning saddles Rumoush in the Stan Jamessponsored classic, a halfsister to last year's 1,000 winner Ghanaati.
As a sister to Ascot Gold Cup winner Papineau and a halfsister to Derby runner-up Silver Patriarch, it was hardly surprising when she achieved little over seven furlongs on her racecourse debut last October.
Ihtimal was the first offspring of Eastern Joy, a Dubai Destination halfsister to Prix de Diane heroine West Wind.