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I'm a very traditional person. The tattoos are about my grandmother dying and they tell the story about my mother and father, my brothers and my sister, my kids. It's pretty much a family tree on my arm with my life in football too.
Timothy F. Cahill

Meaning of "sister" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SISTER

Old English sweostor; related to Old Norse systir, Old High German swester, Gothic swistar.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SISTER

sister  [ˈsɪstə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SISTER

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
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 SISTER MEAN IN ENGLISH?

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 sister in the English dictionary

The first definition of sister in the dictionary is a female person having the same parents as another person. Other definition of sister is a female person who belongs to the same group, trade union, etc, as another or others. Sister is also a form of address to a woman or girl, used esp by Black people in the US.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SISTER


assister
əˈsɪstə
assistor
əˈsɪstə
forester
ˈfɒrɪstə
insister
ɪnˈsɪstə
koeksister
ˈkʊkˌsɪstə
lister
ˈlɪstə
manchester
ˈmæntʃɪstə
minister
ˈmɪnɪstə
mister
ˈmɪstə
Mr
ˈmɪstə
oyster
ˈɔɪstə
persister
pəˈsɪstə
register
ˈrɛdʒɪstə
Rochester
ˈrɒtʃɪstə
stepsister
ˈstɛpˌsɪstə
transistor
trænˈzɪstə
turista
tʊˈrɪstə
twister
ˈtwɪstə
vista
ˈvɪstə
winchester
ˈwɪntʃɪstə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SISTER

sissiness
Sissinghurst Castle
sissoo
sissy
sissyish
sissyness
sist
sister school
sister-in-law
sisterhood
sisterless
sisterlike
sisterliness
sisterly
sisters-in-law
Sistine
Sistine Chapel
sistra
sistroid
sistrum

WORDS THAT END LIKE SISTER

at-risk register
Bannister
barrister
blister
canister
cash register
demister
deputy minister
faster
finance minister
foreign minister
glister
half-sister
health minister
kapellmeister
kid sister
klister
magister
prime minister
real-estate register
sinister

Synonyms and antonyms of sister in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SISTER»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «sister» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of sister

Translation of «sister» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SISTER

Find out the translation of sister to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of 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 «sister» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

姐妹
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

hermana
570 millions of speakers

English

sister
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बहन
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

أُخْت
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

сестра
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

irmã
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বোন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

sœur
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kakak
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Schwester
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

姉妹
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

언니
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Adhine
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

em gái
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சகோதரி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

बहीण
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kız kardeş
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

sorella
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

siostra
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

сестра
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

soră
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αδελφή
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

suster
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

syster
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

søster
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of sister

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SISTER»

The term «sister» is very widely used and occupies the 3.193 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SISTER» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «sister» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «sister» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about sister

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10 QUOTES WITH «SISTER»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word sister.
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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
I have my father's lopsided mouth. When I smile, my lips slope to one side. My doctor sister calls it my cerebral palsy mouth. I am very much a daddy's girl, and even though I would rather my smile wasn't crooked, there is something moving for me about having a mouth exactly like my father's.
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Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki
My father in his way influenced me and my sister to educate ourselves and to try to do things in life.
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Maria Bamford
My mom doesn't post on Facebook, but she'll tell anyone within about the first five minutes of meeting them about my sister and I, in whatever way she can.
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Asa Butterfield
My little sister, who is four, can work my mom's iPhone better than she can.
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Timothy F. Cahill
I'm a very traditional person. The tattoos are about my grandmother dying and they tell the story about my mother and father, my brothers and my sister, my kids. It's pretty much a family tree on my arm with my life in football too.
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Marcel Carne
My father's sister never married in order to raise me.
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Paula Cole
I wanted to be a cheerleader, like my sister was - all the most popular and beautiful girls are cheerleaders and I wanted that, and it demolished this vision of myself. That's when I found the piano, when music saved me; that's when I first attempted to write my own songs.
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Miley Cyrus
I think I am a pretty good sister.
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Eric Dickerson
I was raised by my great-great aunt. I was adopted within our family. My mother had me when she was, I think, 15, 16. They tried to get her to have an abortion and she refused. So, my 'mama' adopted me, which was really her great aunt, which was really my great-great aunt, who was named Viola Dickerson. I was told that my mother was my sister.
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Linda Evans
I played with dolls until I was 15. My mother encouraged it because my older sister got married when she was 15, so Mom thought that the longer I stayed with dolls, the better.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SISTER»

Discover the use of sister in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to sister and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Sister
‘My sister would never have killed herself...' When Beatrice hears that her little sister, Tess, is missing, she returns home to London on the first flight available.
Rosamund Lupton, 2010
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Angel Sister: A Novel
In this richly textured novel, award-winning author Ann H. Gabhart reveals the power of true love, the freedom of forgiveness, and the strength to persevere through troubled times, all against the backdrop of a sultry Kentucky summer.
Ann H. Gabhart, 2011
3
Riding the Bus with My Sister: A True Life Journey
Riding the Bus with My Sister was made into a Hallmark Hall of Fame movie starring Rosie O'Donnell and Andie McDowell, and directed by Anjelica Huston.
Rachel Simon, 2013
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Love-letters Between a Nobleman and His Sister: With the ...
Call me Sister — Swear I am so, and nothing but your Sister : And forbear, oh forbear, my charming Brother, to pursue me farther with your soft bewitching Passion ; let me alone, let me be ruin'd with Honour, if I must be ruin'd. — For oh !
Aphra Behn, 1759
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The Coldest Winter Ever
Unwilling to lose, this ghetto girl will do anything to stay on top. The Coldest Winter Ever marks the debut of a gifted storyteller. You will never forget this Winter's tale.
Sister Souljah, 2010
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Forbidden Sister
I had every reason to hate her, my forbidden sister.
V.C. Andrews, 2013
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Truly Our Sister: A Theology of Mary in the Communion of Saints
The author offers an interpretation of Mary that is theologically sound, spiritually empowering, ethically challenging, socially liberating, and ecumenically fruitful.
Elizabeth A. Johnson, 2006
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Dear sister: Civil War letters to a sister in Alabama
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Frank Anderson Chappell, 2002
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Sister Species: Women, Animals, and Social Justice
These essays remind readers that women have always been important to social justice and animal advocacy, and they urge each of us to recognize the links that continue to bind all oppressed individuals.
Lisa A. Kemmerer, 2011
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Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches
The reissue of this book is a gift to longtime admirers and to new readers who have yet to discover the power and grace and splendid audacity of Audre Lorde.”—Valerie Miner, author of After Eden and professor of feminist studies at ...
Audre Lorde, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SISTER»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term sister is used in the context of the following news items.
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Sister Nirmala is no more
Sister Nirmala was one of the first nuns to be sent on a foreign mission by Mother Teresa when she visited Panama in connection with the Missionaries of ... «The Indian Express, Jun 15»
2
Spain's King Felipe Strips Sister Of Royal Title As Tax Evasion …
King Felipe VI of Spain has removed the title of “Duchess of Palma de Mallorca” from his sister, Princess Cristina, who faces criminal charges of tax evasion. «Forbes, Jun 15»
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'Sister Act' Remake in the Works at Disney With 'Cinderella …
Disney is dusting off one of its most successful comedies of the early 1990s and has begun work on a new installment of Sister Act. Kirsten "Kiwi" Smith and ... «Hollywood Reporter, Jun 15»
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Tsarnaev Expressed Sympathy for Boston Bombing Victims, Sister
BOSTON — Wearing street clothes, a silver cross dangling from her neck, Sister Helen Prejean, a Roman Catholic nun and prominent opponent of the death ... «New York Times, May 15»
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Twisted Sister not gonna take touring anymore
Twisted Sister says that its 2016 tour will be its last, according to a press release. Next year marks the band's 40th anniversary, and to celebrate, the tour is being ... «CNN, Apr 15»
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Robert Kardashian Slams Sister Kim In Graphic 'Gone Girl' Picture …
Robert Kardashian had some harsh words for his older sister Kim Sunday. The only Kardashain brother took to Instagram to slam the reality star. He shared a ... «International Business Times, Mar 15»
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Jerry Springer producer Jill Blackstone 'got cold feet' in suicide pact …
Jerry Springer producer Jill Blackstone planned to kill herself with her sister Wendy in a suicide pact - but got cold feet at the last second and called a friend for ... «Daily Mail, Mar 15»
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AJ Pero, Twisted Sister drummer, dead at 55
True crime writer Ann Rule built a book empire out of the tales of murder and mayhem she collected over the years. The former police officer wrote about her ... «CNN, Mar 15»
9
Mega Buzz: What Kind of Havoc Will Mellie's Sister Wreak on …
Remember when we said that you'd learn more about Mellie's background on Scandal in the coming weeks? Well, when her sister arrives on the March 19 ... «TV Guide, Mar 15»
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A family divided: Ex-Patriot Aaron Hernandez's fiance and her sister
The sisters, who introduced the men, now have a relationship that appears fractured. The rift was on full display last week as Shaneah took the stand against ... «Fox News Latino, Feb 15»

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