Meaning of brother
Pronunciation: (bru'ur or, for 9, bru'ûr'), [key]
— n., pl. interj. brothers, brethren
- a male offspring having both parents in common with another offspring; a male sibling.
- a male offspring having only one parent in common with another offspring.
- a stepbrother.
- a male numbered among the same kinship group, nationality, race, profession, etc., as another; an associate; a fellow member, fellow countryman, fellow man, etc.: a fraternity brother.
- (often cap.) a male numbered among the lay members of a religious organization that has a priesthood.
- a man who devotes himself to the duties of a religious order without taking holy orders, or while preparing for holy orders.
- all members of a particular race, or of the human race in general: All men are brothers.
- fellow; buddy: Brother, can you spare a dime?
- a black man; soul brother.
- (used to express disappointment, disgust, or surprise).
- brother (Thesaurus)