sibling

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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
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