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Definition of "sister" []

  • A female having the same parents as another or one parent in common with another. (noun)
  • A girl or woman who shares a common ancestry, allegiance, character, or purpose with another or others, specifically: (noun)
  • A kinswoman. (noun)
  • A woman fellow member, as of a sorority. (noun)
  • A fellow woman. (noun)
  • A female person having the same parents as another person (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A female person who belongs to the same group, trade union, etc, as another or others (noun)
  • A form of address to a woman or girl, used esp by Black people in the US (noun)
  • A senior nurse (noun)
  • A nun or a title given to a nun (noun)
  • A woman fellow member of a Church or religious body (noun)
  • Belonging to the same class, fleet, etc, as another or others (noun)
  • Denoting any of the cells or cell components formed by division of a parent cell or cell component (noun)

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Use "sister" in a sentence
  • ""_And down in the big, red chair big sister plunks little sister_" 12"
  • "He sighs, and wishes that Heaven had blessed him with such a sister -- for _sister_, read wife."
  • "An old friend I haven’t heard from in a LONG time (and whom I still need to call back), my sister, a friend of the family, my other sister… no time to cry, no time to give in."