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      n   pl   , brothers  
     (archaic except when referring to fellow members of a religion, sect, society, etc)   , brethren  
1    a male person having the same parents as another person  
2       short for       half-brother       stepbrother  
3   
a    a male person belonging to the same group, profession, nationality, trade union, etc., as another or others; fellow member  
b    (as modifier)  
brother workers     
4    comrade; friend: used as a form of address  
5      (Christianity)  
a    a member of a male religious order who undertakes work for the order without actually being in holy orders  
b    a lay member of a male religious order  
   Related adj       fraternal  
      interj  
6    Slang   an exclamation of amazement, disgust, surprise, disappointment, etc  
     (Old English brothor; related to Old Norse brothir, Old High German bruoder, Latin frater, Greek phrater, Sanskrit bhratar)  


Big Brother  
      n   a person, organization, etc., that exercises total dictatorial control  
     (C20: after a character in George Orwell's novel 1984 (1949))  
blood brother  
      n  
1    a brother by birth  
2    a man or boy who has sworn to treat another as his brother, often in a ceremony in which their blood is mingled  
brother-in-law  
      n   pl   , brothers-in-law  
1    the brother of one's wife or husband  
2    the husband of one's sister  
half-brother  
      n   the son of either of one's parents by another partner  
lay brother   ,   (fem)   lay sister  
      n   a person who has taken the vows of a religious order but is not ordained and not bound to divine office  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
n.
my idiot of a brother that monster of a boss
de: mon imbécile de frère, ce monstre de patron
n.
blend of "brother" and "romance" used to describe a strong friendship between two males.
n.
brothers of the blue eye
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