sister-in-law


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sis·ter-in-law

(sĭs′tər-ĭn-lô′)
n. pl. sisters-in-law
1. The sister of one's spouse.
2. The wife of one's sibling.
3. The wife of the sibling of one's spouse.

sister-in-law

n, pl sisters-in-law
1. the sister of one's husband or wife
2. the wife of one's sibling

sis•ter-in-law

(ˈsɪs tər ɪnˌlɔ)

n., pl. sis•ters-in-law.
1. the sister of one's husband or wife.
2. the wife of one's brother.
3. the wife of the brother of one's husband or wife.
[1400–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sister-in-law - the sister of your spouse
in-law, relative-in-law - a relative by marriage
Translations

sister-in-law

[ˈsɪstərɪnlɔː] N (sisters-in-law (pl)) → cuñada f

sister-in-law

[ˈsɪstrɪnˌlɔː] n (sisters-in-law (pl)) → cognata

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-in-law

أُخْتُ الْزَوْجِ أَو زَوجَةُ الْأَخِّ švagrová svigerinde Schwägerin κουνιάδα cuñada käly belle-sœur šogorica cognata 義理の姉妹 시누이 schoonzus svigerinne szwagierka cunhada свояченица svägerska น้องสะใภ้หรือพี่สะใภ้ elti chị em vợ 夫或妻的姊妹

sister-in-law

n (pl sisters-in-law) cuñada
References in classic literature ?
She could consult with her brother, could receive her sister-in-law on her arrival, and treat her with proper attention; and could strive to rouse her mother to similar exertion, and encourage her to similar forbearance.
Earnshaw undertook to keep her sister-in-law in due restraint when she returned home; employing art, not force: with force she would have found it impossible.
If you marry Miss Vanstone, you make this wretch your sister-in-law.
The captain was waiting to see what the curate would do, when the latter, taking him with the other hand, advanced with both of them to where the Judge and the other gentlemen were and said, "Let your tears cease to flow, Senor Judge, and the wish of your heart be gratified as fully as you could desire, for you have before you your worthy brother and your good sister-in-law.
Elphinstone--that was the name of the woman in white--would listen to no reasoning, and kept calling upon "George"; but her sister-in-law was astonishingly quiet and deliberate, and at last agreed to my brother's suggestion.
Yes, I know him very well; and I also believe that he has not a very warm affection for his sister-in-law.