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Meaning & Definition of Brother in English





1. A male with the same parents as someone else

  • "My brother still lives with our parents"
  • brother,
  • blood brother

2. A male person who is a fellow member (of a fraternity or religion or other group)

  • "None of his brothers would betray him"
  • brother

3. A close friend who accompanies his buddies in their activities

  • buddy,
  • brother,
  • chum,
  • crony,
  • pal,
  • sidekick

4. Used as a term of address for those male persons engaged in the same movement

  • "Greetings, comrade!"
  • brother,
  • comrade

5. (roman catholic church) a title given to a monk and used as form of address

  • "A benedictine brother"
  • Brother

Examples of using

A brother's brother is a brother's brother's brother's brother to another brother's brother.
Tom was like a brother to me.
I'm ambivalent about the itinerary for our overseas trip which my brother has drawn up.