brother

I UK [ˈbrʌðə(r)] / US [ˈbrʌðər] noun [countable]
Word forms "brother":
singular brother plural brothers
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1) a boy or man who has the same parents as you

My brother's name is Brian.

Do you have any brothers and sisters?

his younger/older/little brother

2) American spoken used for talking in a friendly way to a man
3) a man who is connected to you in some way and who you have feelings of friendship towards

All men are my brothers.

We pray for all our brothers and sisters abroad.

4) brother or Brother a man who is a member of a religious group, especially a monk

Brother David

5) used by men who belong to a trade union for talking to or referring to other men who are members

II UK [ˈbrʌðə(r)] / US [ˈbrʌðər] interjection
used for showing that you are surprised or annoyed

Oh brother, what a mess.


English dictionary. 2014.

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