sibling

noun sib·ling \ ˈsi-bliŋ \
Updated on: 20 Nov 2017

Definition of sibling

1 : sib 2; also : one of two or more individuals having one common parent
2 : one of two or more things related by a common tie or characteristic
  • the sedan's smaller sibling

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First Known Use of sibling

before 12th century

Other Genetics Terms



SIBLING Defined for English Language Learners

sibling

noun

Definition of sibling for English Language Learners

  • : a brother or sister


SIBLING Defined for Kids

sibling

noun sib·ling \ ˈsi-bliŋ \

Definition of sibling for Students

: a brother or sister
  • an older sibling

Medical Dictionary

sibling

noun sib·ling \ ˈsib-liŋ \

medical Definition of sibling

: sib; also : one of two or more individuals having one common parent


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