Sib definition

sĭb
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A brother or sister; a sibling.
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(anthropology) A kinship group consisting of two or more lineages considered as being related, as by common descent from a mythic ancestor.
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A blood relation; a relative.
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A person's relatives considered as a group; kinfolk.
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Related by blood; kindred.
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Siberia.
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Siberian.
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Blood relatives; kin.
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A blood relative; kinsman or kinswoman; esp., a brother or sister.
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(anthrop.) A group of persons tracing their descent unilineally from a traditional or actual common ancestor.
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(zool.) Any of the offspring of the same parents in relation to one another.
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Related by blood; akin.
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Having kinship or relationship; related by same-bloodedness; having affinity; being akin; kindred.
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Kindred; kin; kinsmen; a body of persons related by blood in any degree.
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A kinsman; a blood relation; a relative, near or remote; one closely allied to another; an intimate companion.
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A sibling, brother or sister (irrespective of gender)
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(biology) Any group of animals or plants sharing a corresponding genetic relation.
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A group of individuals unilaterally descended from a single (real or postulated) common ancestor.
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To bring into relation; establish a relationship between; make friendly; reconcile.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
sib
Plural:
sibs

Origin of sib

  • Middle English sibbe from Old English sibb s(w)e- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English sib, sibbe, from Old English sibb (“relationship; gossip; friendliness, kindness; love, friendship, peace, concord, unity, tranquility; peace of mind; a relative, kinsman, kinswoman"), from Proto-Germanic *sibjō (“kinship"), from Proto-Indo-European *sebÊ°-, *swebÊ°- (“one's own"). Cognate with West Frisian sibbe (“relative, family member"), Dutch sibbe (“sib"), German Sippe (“tribe, clan"), Icelandic sifjar (“in-laws"), Latin suus (“one's own").

    From Wiktionary

  • From Middle English sib, from Old English sibb (“related, akin, sib"), from Proto-Germanic *sibjaz (“related"), from Proto-Indo-European *sebÊ°-, *swebÊ°- (“one's own"). Cognate with West Frisian besibbe (“related"), Middle Dutch sibbe (“related"), Middle Low German sibbe (“related"), Middle High German sippe (“related"), Icelandic sifi (“related").

    From Wiktionary

  • From Middle English *sibben, *sibbien, from Old English sibbian (“to make peace; rejoice"), from Proto-Germanic *sibjōnÄ… (“to reconcile"), Proto-Indo-European *sebÊ°-, *swebÊ°- (“one's own"). Cognate with German sippen (“to be in relationship with, become related to").

    From Wiktionary