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sis·ter

 (sĭs′tər)
n.
1. A female having the same parents as another or one parent in common with another.
2. A girl or woman who shares a common ancestry, allegiance, character, or purpose with another or others, specifically:
a. A kinswoman.
b. A woman fellow member, as of a sorority.
c. A fellow woman.
d. A close woman friend or companion.
e. A fellow African-American woman or girl.
f. A woman who advocates, fosters, or takes part in the feminist movement.
3. Informal Used as a form of address for a woman or girl.
4. Abbr. Sr. Ecclesiastical
a. A member of a religious order of women; a nun.
b. Used as a form of address for such a woman, alone or followed by the woman's name.
5. Chiefly British A nurse, especially the head nurse in a ward.
6. One identified as female and closely related to another: "the sisters Death and Night" (Walt Whitman).
7. Architecture A beam or other structural member affixed to another as a supplementary support.
adj.
1. Related by or as if by sisterhood; closely related: sister ships; sister cities.
2. Genetics Of or being one of an identical, related, or homologous pair: sister chromatids.
tr.v. sis·tered, sis·ter·ing, sis·ters
Architecture To affix a beam or other structural member to (another) as a supplementary support.

[Middle English, partially from Old Norse systir and partly from Old English sweostor; see swesor- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

sister

(ˈsɪstə)
n
1. a female person having the same parents as another person
3. a female person who belongs to the same group, trade union, etc, as another or others
4. informal a form of address to a woman or girl, used esp by Black people in the US
5. (Medicine) a senior nurse
6. (Ecclesiastical Terms) chiefly RC Church a nun or a title given to a nun
7. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a woman fellow member of a Church or religious body
8. (modifier) belonging to the same class, fleet, etc, as another or others: a sister ship.
9. (Biology) (modifier) biology denoting any of the cells or cell components formed by division of a parent cell or cell component: sister nuclei.
[Old English sweostor; related to Old Norse systir, Old High German swester, Gothic swistar]

sis•ter

(ˈsɪs tər)

n.
1. a female offspring having both parents in common with another offspring; female sibling.
4. a sister-in-law.
5. a woman or girl numbered in the same kinship group, nationality, race, church membership, society, etc., as another.
6. a thing regarded as female and associated as if by kinship with something else: The ships are sisters.
7.
a. a woman member of a religious order whose vows are not as absolute as a nun's.
b. (used as a title for a sister or a nun.)
8. Brit. a nurse in charge of a hospital ward; head nurse.
9. a form of address used to a woman or girl, esp. jocularly or contemptuously.
adj.
10. being or considered a sister; related by or as if by sisterhood.
11. being in close relationship with another: our sister city across the river.
12. being one of an identical pair.
[before 900; < Old Norse systir, c. Old English sweoster, Old Frisian, Old High German swester, Gothic swistar; akin to Latin soror (<*swesor), Old Irish siur, Skt svasar sister, Greek éor daughter, niece]
sis′ter•less, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sister - a female person who has the same parents as another personsister - a female person who has the same parents as another person; "my sister married a musician"
big sister - an older sister
female sibling - a person's sister
little sister - a younger sister
half sister, half-sister, stepsister - a sister who has only one parent in common with you
blood brother, brother - a male with the same parents as someone else; "my brother still lives with our parents"
2.Sister - (Roman Catholic Church) a title given to a nun (and used as a form of address); "the Sisters taught her to love God"
sisterhood - a religious society of women who live together as sisters (especially an order of nuns)
Church of Rome, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Church, Western Church, Roman Catholic - the Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy
nun - a woman religious
3.sister - a female person who is a fellow member of a sorority or labor union or other group; "none of her sisters would betray her"
sorority - a social club for female undergraduates
fellow member, member - one of the persons who compose a social group (especially individuals who have joined and participate in a group organization); "only members will be admitted"; "a member of the faculty"; "she was introduced to all the members of his family"
Beguine - (Roman Catholic Church) a member of a lay sisterhood (one of several founded in the Netherlands in the 12th and 13th centuries); though not taking religious vows the sisters followed an austere life
4.sister - (slang) sometimes used as a term of address for attractive young womensister - (slang) sometimes used as a term of address for attractive young women
jargon, lingo, patois, argot, vernacular, slang, cant - a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"
fille, girl, miss, missy, young lady, young woman - a young woman; "a young lady of 18"

sister

noun
1. sibling, relation, relative, kin, kinswoman The two sisters look nothing like one another.
2. fellow woman, colleague, associate, comrade, compatriot Modern woman has been freed from many of the duties that befell her sisters in times past.
Translations
أُخْتأُخْت، شبيهَه، مُماثِلَة تماماراهِبَهعُضْوَه، أُخْت في مَجموعَهكَبيرَة المُمَرِّضات
сестра
germana
sestrastaniční sestrasesterský
søsterafdelingssygeplejerskenonne
flegistinofratinofratulino
õde
خواهر
sisarsisko
sestra
nővértestvér-apácaápolónőasszonytárs
suster
systirsystur-yfirhjúkrunarkona
姉妹
언니자매
soror
brolienėdvynysmošasesuosvainė
māsatā paša tipa-
călugăriţăsora
sestrastaničná sestra
sestra
sestraсестра
systermedsystersjuksköterskasjuksyster
พี่สาวหรือน้องสาว
сестра
chếchịemem gái

sister

[ˈsɪstəʳ]
A. N
1. (= relation) → hermana f
my little sistermi hermana pequeña
my brothers and sistersmis hermanos
2. (Brit) (Med) (also nursing sister) → enfermera f jefe
3. (Rel) → hermana f; (before name) → sor f
the Sisters of Charitylas Hermanas de la Caridad
4. (US) listen sister!¡mira, hermana!, ¡mira, tía or colega! (Sp)
B. CPD sister city N (US) → ciudad f gemela
sister college Ncolegio m hermano
sister company Nempresa f hermana, empresa f asociada
sister nation Nnación f hermana
sister organization Norganización f hermana
sister ship Nbarco m gemelo

sister

[ˈsɪstər]
n
(= sibling) → sœur f
That's my little sister → Voilà ma petite sœur.
Have you got any brothers and sisters? → Vous avez des frères et des sœurs?
(= nun) → sœur f, bonne sœur f
(British) (= nurse) → infirmière f en chef
modif [newspaper] → appartenant au même groupe
sister organization → organisation f sœur
sister ship → sister-ship m, sistership m, navire m jumeau

sister

n
Schwester f; (in trade union) → Kollegin f; (= ship)Schwesterschiff nt; to be sister to (form) or the sister of somebodyjds Schwester sein
(= nun)(Ordens)schwester f; (before name) → Schwester f
(Brit: = senior nurse) → Oberschwester f

sister

in cpdsSchwester-;
sister city
n (US) = twin town
sister company
nSchwesterfirma for -gesellschaft f
sisterhood
n
Schwesterschaft f; she emphasized the sister of women all over the worldsie betonte, dass alle Frauen der ganzen Welt Schwestern seien
(Eccl) → Schwesternorden m
(= association of women)Frauenvereinigung f
sister-in-law
n pl <sisters-in-law> → Schwägerin f

sister

[ˈsɪstəʳ] n
a. (relation) → sorella
b. (Med) → (infermiera f) caposala inv
c. (Rel) → suora
Sister Mary → Suor Maria

sister

(ˈsistə) noun
1. the title given to a female child to describe her relationship to the other children of her parents. She's my sister; my father's sister.
2. a type of senior nurse. She's a sister on Ward 5.
3. a female member of a religious group.
4. a female fellow member of any group. We must fight for equal opportunities, sisters!
adjective
closely similar in design, function etc. sister ships.
ˈsister-in-lawplural ˈsisters-in-law noun
1. the sister of one's husband or wife.
2. the wife of one's brother.

sister

أُخْت sestra søster Schwester αδελφή hermana sisar sœur sestra sorella 姉妹 언니 zus søster siostra irmã сестра syster พี่สาวหรือน้องสาว kız kardeş em gái 姐妹

sis·ter

n. hermana;
___ -in-lawcuñada.

sister

n hermana
References in classic literature ?
answered a husky voice from above, and, running up, Meg found her sister eating apples and crying over the Heir of Redclyffe, wrapped up in a comforter on an old three-legged sofa by the sunny window.
You must not disturb the little mouse at her studies," she heard Harriet saying to her sister as she stood by her own door in the hallway above.
The little sister, whom they called Yulka (Julka), was fair, and seemed mild and obedient.
She read a letter from her sister, who was away in the East, and who had engaged herself to be married.
That while he tendered to Alice the gourd of sweet water, and the venison in a trencher, neatly carved from the knot of the pepperidge, with sufficient courtesy, in performing the same offices to her sister, his dark eye lingered on her rich, speaking countenance.
The late owner of this estate was a single man, who lived to a very advanced age, and who for many years of his life, had a constant companion and housekeeper in his sister.
Magdalen advanced to meet her sister, carelessly swinging her closed parasol from side to side, carelessly humming an air from the overture which had preceded the rising of the curtain on the previous night.
SHE didn't,' rejoined Traddles; 'but her eldest sister - the one that's the Beauty - quite made game of it, I understand.
My sister had a trenchant way of cutting our bread-and-butter for us, that never varied.
Now as I found afterwards, since Zinita, the head wife of Umslopogaas, had learned of what stock he was, she had known that Nada was no sister to him.
Dinarzade had no particular gifts to distinguish her from other girls, but her sister was clever and courageous in the highest degree.
Why must SHE be scampering about the country, because her sister had a cold?

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