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brothers, plural; brethren, plural;
  1. Used to express annoyance or surprise

  1. A man or boy in relation to other sons and daughters of his parents

  2. A half-brother, stepbrother, or foster brother

  3. A brother-in-law

  4. A male associate or fellow member of an organization
    • - fraternity brothers
  5. A black man (chiefly used as a term of address among black people)

  6. A fellow human being

  7. A thing that resembles or is connected to another thing
    • - the machine is almost identical to its larger brother
  8. A (male) fellow Christian

  9. A member of a religious order or congregation of men
    • - a Benedictine brother

  1. a male with the same parents as someone else; "my brother still lives with our parents"
  2. a male person who is a fellow member (of a fraternity or religion or other group); "none of his brothers would betray him"
  3. buddy: a close friend who accompanies his buddies in their activities
  4. used as a term of address for those male persons engaged in the same movement; "Greetings, comrade!"
  5. (Roman Catholic Church) a title given to a monk and used as form of address; "a Benedictine Brother"
  6. Brother (Брат) is a 1997 Russian crime film directed by Aleksei Balabanov and starring Sergei Bodrov, Jr. The sequel Brother 2 was released in 2000. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival.
  7. Brother is a 2000 film starring, written, directed and edited by Japanese filmmaker, Takeshi Kitano. It is also his fifth collaboration with renowned Japanese composer Joe Hisaishi. This was also Kitano's first collaboration with designer, Yohji Yamamoto.
  8. Brother is a rock band incorporating Celtic rock (with bagpipes), mongrel rock, Australian rock, didgeridoo, and vocals. They record on their own Rhubarb Records label, and have gained a worldwide following with their meld of Celtic music and dress with alternative rock and style.
  9. Brother is the fourth studio album by Irish pop group Boyzone, becoming their first studio album released in twelve years. The album is named in memory of member Stephen Gately who died in October 2009.Sexton, Paul. . 15 March 2010. ...
  10. A religious brother is a member of a Roman Catholic religious order who commits himself to following Christ in consecrated life of the church by the vows of poverty, celibacy, and obedience. ...
  11. is a diversified Japanese company that produces a wide variety of products including printers, sewing machines, large machine tools, label printers, and typewriters, fax machines, and other computer-related electronics. It markets its multifunction printers as Multi-Function Centers (MFCs). ...
  12. Title of respect for an adult male member of a religious or fraternal order; Formal title for any male member of a religious or fraternal organization; An informal title used as part of another moniker:
  13. (Brothers) To see your brothers, while dreaming, full of energy, you will have cause to rejoice at your own, or their good fortune; but if they are poor and in distress, or begging for assistance, you will be called to a deathbed soon, or some dire loss will overwhelm you or them.
  14. (Brothers) A man who commits himself to Christ by the three vows, lives in a community and works in ministry, but is not ordained as a Priest.
  15. (Brothers) To support our brothers near and far, is a sign of strength and unity
  16. (brothers) Street slang. Blacks. African-Americans. Also "soul brothers" and "bros" (broes). Having only my experience as a guide, I don't think the racial conflicts that troubled some U.S. units in Vietnam were a factor in the CAPs. ...
  17. Three married brothers should not dwell in one town (comp. Deut. xxv. 5; Judah he-Ḥasid, "Sefer Ḥasidim," p. 33).
  18. A term used by fraternity members to refer to one another.
  19. a male sibling, can also be used to show close friendship
  20. The original pictographic script of Hebrew used a picture for each letter. This word would have had the picture of an ox head (aleph) representing strength and a wall (hhet) representing protection. ...
  21. a fellow black Marine; sometimes used as slang for all black males
  22. A man who has taken vows in a religious order but is not ordained or studying for the priesthood. Sometimes he is called a lay brother to distinguish him from clerical members of religious orders. See lay.
  23. A brother is a vowed member of a religious community of men within the Church. He shares in the life and mission of his community. He may serve in a variety of ministries, but not in the ministry of priests or deacons.
  24. In the lodge, Masons always call each other brother; and the poorest among them, even the serving brethren, dare not address them by any other title, although they may fill the highest offices in the state, or even be monarchs. ...
  25. Common term used by the Kalkars;   i.e., Brother Or-tis;  used in the sense that ‘all men are brothers’ which translates as ‘good citizens and loyal to the Jemadar.’  (probably meant to be satirical of the Russian communist using the word ‘comrade’ before a surname.)  [MMa]