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When I was growing up, I wanted to be my half-sister Lucy. She was 14 years older than me and was impossibly glamorous. I grew up in awe of her.
Emilia Fox

Meaning of "half-sister" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF HALF-SISTER

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HALF-SISTER

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Half-Sister is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES HALF-SISTER MEAN IN ENGLISH?

half-sister

Sibling

A sibling is one of two or more individuals having one or both parents in common. A female sibling is a sister and a male sibling is a brother. In most societies throughout the world, siblings usually grow up together, facilitating the development of strong emotional bonds such as love, hostility or thoughtfulness. The emotional bond between siblings is often complicated and is influenced by factors such as parental treatment, birth order, personality, and personal experiences outside the family. Identical twins share 100% of their DNA. Full siblings are first-degree relatives and have 50% DNA of human genetic variation of genetic overlap. Half-siblings are second-degree relatives and have 19% or less DNA to 25% DNA of human genetic variation of genetic overlap.

Definition of half-sister in the English dictionary

The definition of half-sister in the dictionary is the daughter of either of one's parents by another partner.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HALF-SISTER

half-right
half-round chisel
half-round file
half-ruined
half-second
half-section
half-serious
half-seriously
half-shut
half-silvered
half-size
half-sleeve
half-slip
half-smile
half-sole
half-staff
half-starved
half-step
half-tide
half-timber

WORDS THAT END LIKE HALF-SISTER

administer
assister
at-risk register
Bannister
barrister
blister
canister
cash register
faster
finance minister
foreign minister
glister
lister
magister
minister
mister
prime minister
register
sinister
sister
twister

Synonyms and antonyms of half-sister in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «half-sister» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HALF-SISTER

Find out the translation of half-sister to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of half-sister from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «half-sister» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

同父异母的妹妹
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

media hermana
570 millions of speakers

English

half-sister
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सौतेली बहन
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

نصف شقيقة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

сводная сестра
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

meia-irmã
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সংবোন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

demi-sœur
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Adik perempuan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Stiefschwester
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

半姉
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

의붓 자매
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Setengah adhine
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

em gái cùng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சிறிய சகோதரி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सावत्र बहीण
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

üvey kardeş
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

sorellastra
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

przyrodnia siostra
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

зведена сестра
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

soră vitregă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μισό - αδελφή
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

half- suster
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

halvsyster
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

halvsøster
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of half-sister

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HALF-SISTER»

The term «half-sister» is regularly used and occupies the 56.996 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about half-sister

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QUOTES WITH «HALF-SISTER»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word half-sister.
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Emilia Fox
When I was growing up, I wanted to be my half-sister Lucy. She was 14 years older than me and was impossibly glamorous. I grew up in awe of her.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HALF-SISTER»

Discover the use of half-sister in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to half-sister and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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How to Get a Green Card
It does not matter when the relationship of half-brother or half-sister occurred. As far as the immigration law is concerned, you can petition for them just as if they were your full-blooded brothers or sisters. Be sure to add the following to your visa ...
Ilona Bray, Loida Nicolas Lewis, 2010
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Phaedra
The Senecan Phaedra is painfully aware that she is half sister to a monster. She also has a beautiful sister, Ariadne. Ariadne had been Theseus' lover before Theseus married Phaedra; later she was transformed into a star by Bacchus, the god ...
Lucius Annaeus Seneca, 1986
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And Then Life Happens: A Sister's Memoir
A moving account about life in two cultures, and Auma Obama's relationship with her brother, Barack.
Auma Obama, 2012
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Ancestry magazine
Above: The author. Right: The author's father with her half- brother and half-sister. ETHNIC ORIGINS Part 1 . THE IMMIGRANT Experience: Social History. usually does not show the name of the attending physician. The date of the certificate ...
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Ebony
I J.have a half-sister, and we have the same deceased father but not the same mother. My sister has recently stated that she is in love with me. I thought it was sisterly love until she explained that this wasn't the love she was talking about ...
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Rosa's Vision and the World of Revelation
The half sister said that it was their dad's wish for his daughter to take care her half brothers. Rosa responded, “I am the mom of these children. And I am the one who will take care of them—not someone else, and certainly not you.” However ...
Rosalinda Swaim
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Sense of Memory: Diary of a Bitter Heart
My truly thought was my half-sister should deserve something for her wound or at least something showed concern from the owner of the dog. They should felt responsible for that accident. I was trembling at grandma and could not explain my ...
Catherine Tran, 2001
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Perspectives on Thinking and Reasoning: Essays in Honour of ...
The concept of half-sister, based on exclusive disjunction of parents, is a real-life case in which the disjunction involved in the definition of THOG is presupposed. In fact, my half-sister is a person who has my mother or my father, but not both of  ...
Peter Cathcart Wason, Stephen E. Newstead, Jonathan St. B. T. Evans, 1995
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Animal Behavior Desk Reference: A Dictionary of Animal ...
A full sister in a haplodiploid species is called a “super sister,” q.v. half sister n. A female that shares only one parent with another female (Michaelis 1963; Page and Laidlaw 1988, 944). ▷ maternal half sister n. In diplodiploid and haplodiploid ...
Edward M. Barrows, 2011
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Digest of Federal Indian probate law
The doctrine of ancestral property, which is embodied in the laws of descent and distribution of the States of North Dakota, N.D.C.C. §56-01-12, and South Dakota, 1939 S.D.C. §56.0113, excludes a paternal half sister from sharing in the estate ...
United States. Dept. of the Interior. Board of Indian Appeals, 1972

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HALF-SISTER»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term half-sister is used in the context of the following news items.
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Half-sister and drowning victim, reunited as adults, shared love of …
RARITAN TWP. — Donna Gresko had been planning a kayaking trip with her half-sister Doris Rake down Rancocas Creek. "It was where we ... «NJ.com, Jul 15»
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Kylie Jenner ditches controversial cornrows for wavy black hair - and …
... sibling Kim Kardashian West, who could be excused from thinking she is looking in a mirror when she sees her little half-sister's latest selfie. «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 15»
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Irish woman could be heir to massive six-figure fortune - but not …
Padraic said that they discovered that Mr O'Hanlon had a half-sister who is the last remaining relative and so is due to inherit his estate. «Irish Mirror, Jul 15»
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'The Fosters' Season 3 Spoilers: Episode 7 Synopsis Released …
Stef and Lena (Sherri Saum) do not approve, but Mariana wants to go through with it so she can be a godmother to her half-sister Isabella. «International Business Times, Jul 15»
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ESCAPING POLYGAMY: 'Leaving Is Not Easy' Say Sisters of New …
Andrea and Jessica are the daughters of Daniel Kingston and his sixth wife, Heidi Mattingly Foster; Shannell is their half-sister, and the ... «TVRuckus, Jul 15»
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SirePowered Results: Yes It's True | Daily Racing Form
The filly is the first foal out of the Tiznow mare Justmeandmyshadow, a half-sister to Grade 1 winner Officer. Yes It's True's standout over the last ... «Daily Racing Form, Jul 15»
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Ted Cruz Picks a Winning Book Fight With New York Times | TIME
He talks about his half-sister's struggles with drug and alcohol addiction, and his aunt's battles with Castro. But beyond biography, the book has ... «TIME, Jul 15»
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'Brando's Smile': cutting through the myths - Joe's View
The show was directed by Luther Adler — Stella's brother — and featured Luther's half-sister, Celia Adler, along with Muni. In early rehearsals ... «CT News, Jul 15»
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Wren Can't Be Charles DiLaurentis On 'Pretty Little Liars,' No Matter …
to Melissa, and this would make her his half-sister. And sure, the two broke up, but now they are back together, and I don't think PLL wants to ... «Bustle, Jul 15»
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Denis Leary ready to rock in Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll | TV …
He scolds the paparazzi, saying, "The only reason (Brody Jenner's) whole family is famous is because his fat-ass half-sister (Kim Kardashian) ... «Toronto Sun, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Half-Sister [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/half-sister>. Feb 2020 ».
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