Sibling meaning

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A person who shares same parents. One's brother or sister.

None of my siblings is married yet..

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One of two or more persons born of the same parents or, sometimes, having one parent in common; brother or sister.
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One of two or more individuals having one or both parents in common; a brother or sister.
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The definition of a sibling is a person who shares the same parents as you.

An example of a sibling is the little boy born to your mother and father right after you. He is your brother and your sibling.

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One of two or more individuals having one or both parents in common; a brother or sister.
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Origin of sibling

  • Middle English from Old English from sibb kinsman sib

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

  • 1903, modern revival of Old English sibling (“relative, a relation, kinsman"), equivalent to sib +"Ž -ling. Compare Middle English sib, sibbe (“relative, kinsman"). The term apparently meant merely kin or relative until the 20th century when its necessity for the study of genetics led to its specialized use. For example, the OED has a 1903 citation in which "sibling" must be defined for those who don't know the intended meaning.

    From Wiktionary