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Redirecting to Brother (2000 film)


Redirecting to Brother (2000 film)


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English

Most common English words: deep « meet « interest « #473: brother » I've » longer » paid

Etymology

Old English brōþor, from Proto-Germanic *brōþēr, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰréh₂tēr.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
brother

Plural
brothers or (archaic) brethren

brother (plural brothers or (archaic) brethren)

  1. Son of the same parents as another person.
    My parents love me and my younger brother equally.
  2. A male having at least one parent in common with another (see half-brother, stepbrother).
  3. A male fellow member of a religious community or church.
  4. Someone who is a peer, whether male or female.
  5. (African American Vernacular) A black male.

Antonyms

  • (with regards to gender): sister

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Translations

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Usage notes

The plural "brethren" tends to be used more in broader senses than in familial ones.

Verb

Infinitive
to brother

Third person singular
brothers

Simple past
brothered

Past participle
brothered

Present participle
brothering

to brother (third-person singular simple present brothers, present participle brothering, simple past and past participle brothered)

  1. (transitive) To treat as a brother.
    • 1819, Seest thou not we are overreached, and that our proposed mode of communicating with our friends without has been disconcerted by this same motley gentleman thou art so fond to brother? — Walter Scott, Ivanhoe

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