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noun 
  1. a woman or girl who has the same parents as another person; a female sibling.
My little is an annoying pest.
  1. a female member of a religious community; a nun.
  2. 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 .
    • 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
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      1. (context, attributively) Of or relating to an entity that has a special or affectionate relationship with another
      publication
      city
Translations: 
  • Dutch: nl(nl, zuster, f}}, {{t-)verpleegster
  • French: infirmière(fr)f
  • German: Schwester :de:Schwester, ^, Krankenschwester
  • Italian: suora(it, sorella, f, {{t+, it)f
  • Spanish: hermana(es)f
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.
Etymology: From (term, sweoster), from (proto, Germanic, swistr-), from (proto, Indo-European, swesÅr).Germanic cognates: Old Frisian swester, Old Saxon swestar (Dutch zuster), Old High German swester (German Schwester), Gothic .Indo-European cognates: Latin soror, Old Irish siur (Welsh chwaer), Old Church Slavonic ÑÑÑÑ (Russian ÑÑÑÑ), Lithuanian sesuo, sesuí.


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