Definition and Meanings for brothers

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Brothers is ranked 614 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of brothers

noun, transitive verb, imperfect, past participle

Etymology of brothers

oe. brother, as. br; akin to os. brothar, d. broeder, ohg. pruodar, g. bruder, icel. br, sw. & dan. broder, goth. br, ir. brathair, w. brawd, pl. brodyr, lith. brolis, lett. brahlis, russ. brat', pol. & serv. brat, oslav. bratr, l. frater, skr. bhr, zend bratar brother, gr. fra`thr, fra`twr, a clansman. the common plural is brothers; in the solemn style, brethren, oe. pl. brether, bretheren, as. dative sing. br, nom. pl. br, br. friar, fraternal

Meaning of brothers

as noun

  • a male person who has the same father and mother with another person, or who has one of them only. in the latter case he is more definitely called a half brother, or brother of the half blood.
  • one related or closely united to another by some common tie or interest, as of rank, profession, membership in a society, toil, suffering, etc.; -- used among judges, clergymen, monks, physicians, lawyers, professors of religion, etc.
  • one who, or that which, resembles another in distinctive qualities or traits of character.

as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle

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