sibling(redirected from Brothers (family))
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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.]
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]
1. a brother or sister.
2. Anthrop. a member of a sib.
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|Noun||1.||sibling - 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"
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
noun brother or sister His siblings are mostly in their early twenties.
A. N → hermano/a m/f
B. CPD sibling rivalry N → rivalidad f entre hermanos
n → Geschwister nt (form)