Thesaurus

brother

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of brother

1 a male connected with another person by a common parent
  • When was the last time you called your brother?

Synonyms & Near Synonyms for brother

Antonyms & Near Antonyms for brother

  • nonrelative
3 a man with whom one feels a sense of solidarity
  • As veterans, we support our brothers and sisters in the military.

Synonyms & Near Synonyms for brother

Antonyms & Near Antonyms for brother

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About brother

Time Traveler for brother

Time Traveler

The first known use of brother was before the 12th century

See more words from the same century

Thesaurus Entries Near brother

brothels

brother

brotherhood

See More Nearby Entries 

Cite this Entry

“Brother.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/brother. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on brother

Nglish: Translation of brother for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of brother for Arabic Speakers

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!