Definition of Sister

1. Noun. A female person who has the same parents as another person. "My sister married a musician"

Exact synonyms: Sis
Specialized synonyms: Big Sister, Little Sister, Half Sister, Half-sister, Stepsister
Generic synonyms: Female Sibling
Antonyms: Brother
Derivative terms: Sisterhood, Sisterly



2. Noun. (Roman Catholic Church) a title given to a nun (and used as a form of address). "The Sisters taught her to love God"
Group relationships: Sisterhood
Category relationships: Church Of Rome, Roman Catholic, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Church, Western Church
Generic synonyms: Nun
Derivative terms: Sisterhood

3. Noun. A female person who is a fellow member of a sorority or labor union or other group. "None of her sisters would betray her"
Group relationships: Sorority
Generic synonyms: Fellow Member, Member
Specialized synonyms: Beguine

4. Noun. (slang) sometimes used as a term of address for attractive young women.
Exact synonyms: Babe, Baby
Language type: Argot, Cant, Jargon, Lingo, Patois, Slang, Vernacular
Generic synonyms: Fille, Girl, Miss, Missy, Young Lady, Young Woman

Definition of Sister

1. n. A female who has the same parents with another person, or who has one of them only. In the latter case, she is more definitely called a half sister. The correlative of brother.

2. v. t. To be sister to; to resemble closely.

Definition of Sister

1. Noun. Title of respect for an adult female member of a religious or fraternal order. ¹

2. Noun. Formal title for any female member of a religious or fraternal organization. (''Compare Miss.)'' ¹

3. Noun. An informal title used as part of another moniker: ¹

4. Noun. a daughter of the same parents as another person; a female sibling. ¹

5. Noun. a female member of a religious community; a nun. ¹

6. Noun. (British) a senior or supervisory nurse, often in a hospital. ¹

7. Noun. any woman or girl with whom a bond is felt through common membership of a race, profession, religion or organization, such as feminism. ¹

8. Noun. (slang) a black woman ¹

9. Noun. (informal) a form of address to a woman ¹

10. Noun. a woman, in certain labour or socialist circles; also as a form of address. ¹

11. Noun. (attributively) Of or relating to an entity that has a special or affectionate, non-hierachical relationship with another. ¹

12. Noun. (usually attributively) In the same class. ¹

13. Verb. (transitive construction) To strengthen (a supporting beam) by fastening a second beam alongside it. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sister

1. to treat like a sister (a female sibling) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Sister

1. 1. A female who has the same parents with another person, or who has one of them only. In the latter case, she is more definitely called a half sister. The correlative of brother. "I am the sister of one Claudio." (Shak) 2. A woman who is closely allied to, or assocciated with, another person, as in the sdame faith, society, order, or community. 3. One of the same kind, or of the same condition; generally used adjectively; as, sister fruits. Sister Block See Charity, and Mercy. Origin: OE. Sister, fr. Icel. Systir; also suster, from AS. Sweostor, sweoster, swuster, akin to OFries. Sweester, suster, LG. Suster, suster, D. Zuster, OS. & OHG. Swestar, G. Schwester, Icel. Systir, Sw. Syster, Dan. Soster, Goth. Swistar, Lith. Ses, Russ. Sestra, Pol. Siostra, L. Soror, Skr. Svasr. Cf. Cousin. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sister

sissifies
sissify
sissifying
sissiness
sissinesses
sissoo
sissoos
sissu
sissy
sissyish
sissyness
sissynesses
sissyphobia
sist
sisted
sister (current term)
sister-in-law
sister-in-laws
sister-wife
sister-wives
sister chromatid
sister chromatid cohesion
sister chromatid exchange
sister cities
sister city
sister companies
sister company
sister planet
sister ship
sister ships

Literary usage of Sister

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1. The woman in white by Wilkie Collins (1871)
"I give my niece's maid's description of my sister's title with a sense of the highest ... My poor dear sister is a tiresome woman who married a foreigner. ..."

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