Definitions for: Sister


[n] (slang) sometimes used as a term of address for attractive young women
[n] a female person who is a fellow member of a sorority or labor union or other group; "none of her sisters would betray her"
[n] (Roman Catholic) a title given to a nun (and used as a form of address); "the Sisters taught her to love God"
[n] a female person who has the same parents as another person; "my sister married a musician"



Webster (1913) Definition: Sis"ter, n. [OE. sister, fr. Icel. systir; also suster,
from AS. sweostor, sweoster, swuster, akin to OFries.
sweester, suster, LG. s["u]ster, suster, D. zuster, OS. &
OHG. swestar, G. schwester, Icel. systir, Sw. syster, Dan.
s["o]ster, Goth. swistar, Lith. ses?, Russ. sestra, Pol.
siostra, L. soror, Skr. svasr. [root]298. Cf. Cousin.]
1. A female who has the same parents with another person, or
who has one of them only. In the latter case, she is more
definitely called a half sister. The correlative of
brother.

I am the sister of one Claudio. --Shak.

2. A woman who is closely allied to, or assocciated with,
another person, as in the sdame faith, society, order, or
community. --James ii. 15.

3. One of the same kind, or of the same condition; --
generally used adjectively; as, sister fruits. --Pope.

Sister Block (Naut.), a tackle block having two sheaves,
one above the other.

Sister hooks, a pair of hooks fitted together, the shank of
one forming a mousing for the other; -- called also {match
hook}.

Sister of charity, Sister of mercy. (R. C. Ch.) See under
Charity, and Mercy.


Sis"ter, v. t.
To be sister to; to resemble closely. [Obs.] --Shak.

Synonyms: baby, sis

Antonyms: blood brother, brother

See Also: Beguine, big sister, female sibling, fille, girl, half sister, little sister, member, miss, missy, nun, sisterhood, sorority, stepsister, young lady, young woman

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