Complete Definition of "sister"

wikipedia|Sister (disambiguation)
English

rank|usual|entirely|system|726|sister|occasion|enemy|perfect

Etymology
From OE. term|sweoster, from proto|Germanic|swistr-, from proto|Indo-European|swesōr.

Germanic cognates: Old Frisian swester, Old Saxon swestar (Dutch zuster), Old High German swester (German Schwester), Gothic 𐍃𐍅𐌹𐍃𐍄𐌰𐍂.

Indo-European cognates: Latin soror, Old Irish siur (Welsh chwaer), Old Church Slavonic сестра (Russian сестра), Lithuanian sesuo|sesuõ.

Pronunciation
a|UK IPA|/ˈsɪstə/, SAMPA|/"[email protected]/
a|US AHD|sÄ­s'tər, IPA|/ˈsɪstɚ/, SAMPA|/"[email protected]`/
audio|en-us-sister.ogg|Audio (US)
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ɪstə(r)|-ɪstə(r)

Noun
en-noun

  1. a woman or girl who has the same parents as another person; a female sibling.

#:My little sister is an annoying pest.

  1. a female member of a religious community; a nun.
  2. UK a senior or supervisory nurse, often in a hospital.
  3. any woman or girl with whom a bond is felt through common membership of a race, profession, religion or organization, such as feminism.

#:Connie was very close to her friend Judy and considered her to be her sister.
#*1985, w:Eurythmics|Eurythmics and w:Aretha Franklin|Aretha Franklin, Who’s Zoomin' Who?:
#*:[song title] Sisters Are Doin’ It for Themselves

  1. slang a black woman
  2. informal a form of address to a woman

#*What’s up, sister?

  1. context|attributively Of or relating to an entity that has a special or affectionate relationship with another

#:sister publication
#:sister city

Synonyms
sense|woman or girl with the same parents qualifier|slang sis
sense|member of religious community nun
sense|supervisory nurse charge nurse i|the male equivalent
sense|informal: form of address to a woman darling, dear, qualifier|US lady, love, miss, qualifier|northern UK pet

Derived terms
half-sister
sister city
sisterhood
sister-in-law
sisterly
sister ship
stepsister

Translations
trans-top|woman or girl having the same parents
Afrikaans: suster
Arabic: ARchar|اخت|أخت (’ukht) f
Aramaic:
Armenian: քույր (k‘uyr)
Belarusian: l|be|сястра|f
Bosnian: t-|bs|sestra|f
Breton: c'hoar f
Bulgarian: t+|bg|сестра|f|trsestra|scCyrl
Catalan: germana, f
Chinese: 姐妹 (jiěmèi)
Croatian: t+|hr|sestra|f
Czech: t+|cs|sestra|f
Danish: t+|da|søster|c
Dutch: t+|nl|zus|f, t+|nl|zuster|f
Ewe: nɔvinyɔnu (sister), daa (older sister), tsɛ (younger sister)
Esperanto: t+|eo|fratino|xs=Esperanto
Estonian: õde, sõsar
Finnish: t+|fi|sisko, t+|fi|sisar
French: t+|fr|sœur|f
Georgian: და (da)
German: t+|de|Schwester|f
Greek, Modern: αδελφή (adelfí) f
Hebrew: אחות (akhót) f
Hungarian: t+|hu|nővér italbrac|older, t+|hu|húg italbrac|younger
Indonesian: saudara perempuan f italbrac|female sibling, kakak perempuan f italbrac|older / adik perempuan f italbrac|younger
Interlingua: soror
Italian: t+|it|sorella|f
Japanese: 姉妹 (しまい, shimai) (female siblings); 姉 (ane), お姉さん (おねえさん, onēsan) italbrac|older; 妹 (いもうと, imōto) italbrac|younger
Korean: t-|ko|자매|trjamae|scHang
Kurdish: KUchar|خوشک
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Latin: t+|la|soror|f
Latvian: māsa f
Lojban: mensi
Lower Sorbian: l|dsb|sotša|f
Macedonian: l|mk|сестра|f
Maltese: t-|mt|oħt|f|xs=Maltese
Marathi: (bahin) f
Norwegian: søster c, storesøster italbrac|older, lillesøster italbrac|younger
Occitan: sòrre
Old Church Slavonic:
Old Prussian: sestrā f
Persian: t+|fa|خواهر|trkhwâhær|scFAchar|xs=Persian
Polish: t+|pl|siostra|f
Portuguese: t-|pt|irmã|f
Romanian: t-|ro|sora|f
Russian: t+|ru|сестра|f|trsestrá|scCyrl
Scottish Gaelic: piuthar f
Serbian:

Slovak: t-|sk|sestra|f
Slovene: t+|sl|sestra|f
Spanish: t+|es|hermana|f
Swedish: t-|sv|syster|c
Telugu: సోదరి (sOdari); అక్క (akka), అక్కయ్య (akkayya) italbrac|older; చెల్లి (celli), చెల్లెలు (cellelu) italbrac|younger
Turkish: abla italbrac|older, kız kardeş italbrac|younger, bacı
Ukrainian: t|uk|сестра|f
Upper Sorbian: t|hsb|sotra|f
Vietnamese: t+|vi|chị|xsVietnamese, t+|vi|em|xsVietnamese, t+|vi|chế|xs=Vietnamese
Welsh: chwaer f
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trans-top|a nun; a female member of a religious community
Afrikaans: suster
Armenian: քույր (k‘uyr)
Bosnian: t-|bs|sestra|f
Breton: c'hoar f, seurez f
Bulgarian: t+|bg|сестра|f|sc=Cyrl
Catalan: germana, f
Croatian: t+|hr|sestra|f
Danish: t-|da|nonne|c
Dutch: t+|nl|zus|f, t+|nl|zuster|f, t-|nl|kloosterzuster, t+|nl|non
Esperanto: t+|eo|fratino|xsEsperanto, t-|eo|fratulino|xsEsperanto
Estonian: õde
Finnish: t+|fi|sisar
French: t+|fr|sœur|f, t+|fr|nonne|f, t+|fr|religieuse|f
Greek: t-|el|καλόγρια|f|trkalógria|scGrek
German: Schwester f :de:Schwester|^
Hebrew: אחות|אָחוֹת (akhót) f
Hungarian: t|hu|apáca, t|hu|nővér
Indonesian: suster f
Italian: t+|it|sorella|f, t+|it|suora|f
trans-mid
Japanese: 修道女 (しゅうどうじょ, shūdōjo); シスター (shisutā)
Korean: 수녀 (sunyeo)
Latvian: māsa f
Maltese: t-|mt|soru|f|xs=Maltese
Polish: t+|pl|siostra|f
Portuguese: t-|pt|irmã|f, t+|pt|soror|f
Romanian: t-|ro|călugăriţă|f
Russian: t+|ru|сестра|f|trsestrá|scCyrl
Serbian:

Slovak: t-|sk|sestra|f
Slovene: t+|sl|sestra|f
Telugu: సహోదరి (sahOdari)
Spanish: t+|es|hermana|f
Swedish: t-|sv|syster|c
Turkish: t+|tr|hemşire
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trans-top|senior nurse
Afrikaans: suster
Armenian: բուժքույր (bužk‘uyr)
Breton: klañvdiourez f
Bulgarian: медицинска сестра (meditsinska sestra) f
Catalan: infermera f
Czech: t+|cs|sestra|f
Danish: afdelingssygeplejerske c
Dutch: t+|nl|zuster|f, t-|nl|verpleegster
Esperanto: t-|eo|flegistino|xs=Esperanto
French: t-|fr|infirmière|f
Greek: αδελφή νοσοκόμα (adelfí nosokóma) f
German: Schwester f :de:Schwester|^, Krankenschwester f
trans-mid
Hebrew: אחות|אָחוֹת (akhót) f
Hungarian: t|hu|ápolónő, t|hu|nővér
Interlingua: infirmera
Latvian: māsa f, māsiņa f
Polish: t+|pl|siostra|f
Portuguese: t-|pt|enfermeira|f
Russian: t-|ru|медсестра|f|trmedsestrá|scCyrl, t+|ru|сестра|f|trsestrá|scCyrl
Slovak: sestra f, sestrička (lit. little sister)
Slovene: (medicinska) sestra f
Swedish: t-|sv|sjuksköterska|c, t-|sv|sjuksyster|c, t-|sv|syster|c
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trans-top|any woman or girl with whom a bond is felt
Afrikaans: suster
Armenian: քույր (k‘uyr)
Catalan: germana, f
Danish: t+|da|søster|c
Hebrew: אחות|אָחוֹת (akhót) f
trans-mid
Kurdish: KUchar|خوشک
Lojban: mensi
Russian: t+|ru|сестра|f|trsestrá|scCyrl
Swedish: t-|sv|medsyster
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trans-top|black woman
Bulgarian: чернокожа жена (černokoža žena) f
Catalan: germana f
trans-mid
Hebrew: אחות|אָחוֹת (akhót) f
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trans-top|form of address to a woman
trans-mid
Kurdish: KUchar|خوشکه‌
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trans-top|attributively: of an entity that has a special relationship with another
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ttbc|Bulgarian: сроден (sroden) m, жена (žena) f
ttbc|Chinese Characters: 嬃, 媭
ttbc|Chinese: 姐妹 (jiěmèi)
ttbc|Guarani: eindy (t-) italbrac|of a male; ykéra, (t-) yke (t-) italbrac|elder sister of a female; kypy'y italbrac|younger sister of a female
ttbc|Irish: deirfiúr
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ttbc|Korean: 자매 (jamae), 누나 (nuna), 언니 (eonni)
ttbc|Latin: soror f
ttbc|Old English: sweoster n
ttbc|Polish: siostrzany m, siostrzana f, siostrzane n
ttbc|Romanian: soră f
ttbc|Tupinambá: endyra (t-) italbrac|of a male; ykera (t-, t-) italbrac|older sister of a female; pyky'yra italbrac|younger sister of a female
ttbc|Turkish: bacı, kız kardeş
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Verb
en-verb

  1. context|transitive|construction To strengthen (a supporting beam) by fastening a second beam alongside it.

#:I’m trying to correct my sagging floor by sistering the joists.

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