Definition of brother
- a lay brother
We must support our brothers and sisters fighting overseas.
the brothers in a monastery
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First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
: a boy or man who has one or both of the same parents as you
: a man who is from the same group or country as you
: a male member of a religious group
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to speak or write verbosely and windily
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