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Brother

Broth´er   Pronunciation: brŭth´ẽr
n.1.(Law) A male person who has the same father and mother with another person, or who has one of them only. In the latter case he is more definitely called a half brother, or brother of the half blood.
Two of us in the churchyard lie,
My sister and my brother.
- Wordsworth.
2.One related or closely united to another by some common tie or interest, as of rank, profession, membership in a society, toil, suffering, etc.; - used among judges, clergymen, monks, physicians, lawyers, professors of religion, etc.
3.One who, or that which, resembles another in distinctive qualities or traits of character.
He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster.
- Prov. xviii. 9.
That April morn
Of this the very brother.
- Wordsworth.
Brother Jonathan
a humorous designation for the people of the United States collectively. The phrase is said to have originated from Washington's referring to the patriotic Jonathan Trumbull, governor of Connecticut, as "Brother Jonathan."
Blood brother
See under Blood.
v. t.1.To make a brother of; to call or treat as a brother; to admit to a brotherhood.
[imp. & p. p. Brothered ( ).]
Noun1.Brotherbrother - a male with the same parents as someone else; "my brother still lives with our parents"
Synonyms: blood brother
Antonyms:
sis, sister - a female person who has the same parents as another person; "my sister married a musician"
2.brother - a male person who is a fellow member (of a fraternity or religion of other group); "none of his brothers would betray him"
3.Brotherbrother - a close friend who accompanies his buddies in their activities
Synonyms: buddy, chum, crony, pal, sidekick
4.brother - used as a term of address for those male persons engaged in the same movement; "Greetings, comrade!"
Synonyms: comrade
5.Brother - (Roman Catholic Church) a title given to a monk and used as form of address; "a Benedictine Brother"

BROTHER, domest. relat. He who is born from the same father and mother with another, or from one of them only.
     2. Brothers are of the whole blood, when they are born of the same father and mother, and of the half blood, when they are the issue of one of them only.
     3. In the civil law, when they are the children of the same father and mother, they are called brothers germain; when they descend from the same father, but not the same mother, they are consanguine brothers; when they are the issue of the same mother, but not the same father, they are uterine brothers. A half brother, is one who is born of the same father or mother, but not of both. One born of the same parents before they were married, a left-sided brother; and a bastard born of the same father or mother, is called a natural brother. Vide Blood; Half-blood; Line; and Merl. Repert. mot Frere; Dict. de Jurisp. mot Frere; Code, 3, 28, 27 Nov. 84, praef; Dane's Ab. Index, h. t.

To see your brother in your dream, may symbolize some aspect of your relationship with him. It can also serve to remind you that someone in your waking life has certain characteristics/behaviour similar to your brother's. If you do not have a brother and dream that you have one, then he may symbolize characteristics that you need to acknowledge within yourself. The brother in your dream can also be synonymous with a close friend or buddy. Brother also has religious implications and thus represents spiritual issues. Consider also the familiar phrase "big brother is watching you" which indicate that your dream has to deal with issues of authority and oppression.Greek, abbacomes, abbot, acquaintance, adjunct, advocate, affiliate, ally, alter ego, analogon, analogue, ascetic, associate, aunt, auntie, backer, beadsman, bedfellow, belonger, best friend, blood brother, bosom friend, brethren, brother-in-arms, bub, bubba, bud, buddy, caloyer, card-carrier, card-carrying member, cardholder, casual acquaintance, catechumen, celibate, cenobite, charter member, chum, church member, churchman, churchwoman, close acquaintance, close copy, close friend, close match, clubber, clubman, clubwoman, coadjutor, cognate, cohort, colleague, committeeman, communicant, companion, compatriot, compeer, complement, confederate, confidant, confidante, confrere, congenator, congener, consociate, consort, conventioneer, conventioner, conventionist, conventual, conventual prior, coordinate, correlate, correlative, correspondent, counterpart, country cousin, cousin, cousin once removed, cousin twice removed, crony, daughter, dues-paying member, enlistee, enrollee, equivalent, familiar, father, favorer, fellow, fellow creature, fellow member, fellowman, first cousin, foster brother, frater, fraternity man, friar, friend, grand prior, grandnephew, grandniece, granduncle, great-aunt, great-uncle, guildsman, half brother, hermit, hieromonach, honorary member, image, initiate, inseparable friend, insider, intimate, joiner, kid brother, kin, kindred spirit, laic, lay abbot, lay brother, lay sister, layman, laywoman, life member, like, likeness, lover, mate, member, mendicant, monastic, monk, mother, near duplicate, neighbor, nephew, niece, nuncle, nunks, nunky, obverse, one of us, other self, pal, palmer, parallel, parishioner, partisan, pendant, pickup, picture, pilgrim, pillar saint, pillarist, pledge, prior, reciprocal, relation, relative, religieux, religious, repository, second cousin, second self, secular, sibling, similitude, simulacrum, sis, sissy, sister, sister-german, sistern, socius, son, sorority girl, sorority woman, soul mate, stepbrother, stepsister, stylite, such, suchlike, supporter, sympathizer, tally, the like of, the likes of, twin, unc, uncle, uncs, uterine brother, well-wisher
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Browse
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Brosmius
Brotel
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Broth
broth of a boy
broth of a man
Brothel
brothel keeper
Brotheler
Brothelry
Brothels
-- Brother --
Brother german
Brother Jonathan
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Brotherhood
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Brothers of the Third Order of St. Francis
brotula
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