Sister meaning

sĭstər
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A female having the same parents as another or one parent in common with another.
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Related by or as if by sisterhood; closely related.

Sister ships; sister cities.

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A woman or girl related to one by having a parent in common; half sister.
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A close female friend who is like a sister.
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Of or being one of an identical, related, or homologous pair.

Sister chromatids.

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A woman or girl as she is related to the other children of her parents.
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A stepsister.
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A foster sister.
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A member of a female religious community, usually one with simple vows.
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Something associated with another of the same kind, model, etc.
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A nurse, esp. a head nurse.
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Any woman.
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Related or seeming to be related as sisters.
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A female having the same parents as another or one parent in common with another.
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A nurse, especially the head nurse in a ward.
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Of or being one of an identical, related, or homologous pair.

Sister chromatids.

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

At the convent, Sister Grace supervises the kitchen.

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

Please welcome Sister Smith as she moves from her former congregation to her new congregation.

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An informal title used as part of another moniker.

Native American leader Chief Seattle urged ecological responsibility, referring to Brother Eagle and Sister Sky in his purported 1854 speech.

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Your sister is another girl who is born to the same parents to whom you are born.

An example of sister is a girl who is born to your parents a year after you are born.

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A girl or woman who shares a common ancestry, allegiance, character, or purpose with another or others, specifically:
  • A kinswoman.
  • A woman fellow member, as of a sorority.
  • A fellow woman.
  • A close woman friend or companion.
  • A fellow African-American woman or girl.
  • A woman who advocates, fosters, or takes part in the feminist movement.
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Used as a form of address for a woman or girl.
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A nurse, especially the head nurse in a ward.
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One identified as female and closely related to another.
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Origin of sister

  • Middle English from Old Norse systir swesor- in Indo-European roots

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