Need another word that means the same as “brother”? Find 23 synonyms and 30 related words for “brother” in this overview.
The synonyms of “Brother” are: buddy, chum, crony, pal, sidekick, blood brother, comrade, male sibling, colleague, associate, companion, partner, comrade-in-arms, co-worker, fellow, friend, monk, cleric, friar, religious, regular, monastic, contemplative
Brother as a Noun
Definitions of "Brother" as a noun
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “brother” as a noun can have the following definitions:
- A male with the same parents as someone else.
- (Roman Catholic Church) a title given to a monk and used as form of address.
- A thing which resembles or is connected to another thing.
- Used as a term of address for those male persons engaged in the same movement.
- A close friend who accompanies his buddies in their activities.
- A (male) fellow Christian.
- A male associate or fellow member of an organization.
- A member of a religious order of men.
- A title given to a monk and used as form of address.
- A man or boy in relation to other sons and daughters of his parents.
- A black man (often used as a term of address by other black people.
- A member of a fundamentalist Protestant denomination.
- A male person who is a fellow member (of a fraternity or religion or other group.
Synonyms of "Brother" as a noun (23 Words)
|associate||Any event that usually accompanies or is closely connected with another.|
The patient was asked to commit to memory a list of five paired associates.
|blood brother||A dissolute man in fashionable society.|
|buddy||A person who befriends and helps another with an incapacitating disease, typically AIDS.|
I m working on it buddy.
|chum||A close friend.|
It s your own fault chum.
|cleric||A priest or religious leader, especially a Christian or Muslim one.|
|co-worker||An associate that one works with.|
|colleague||A person who is member of one’s class or profession.|
The surgeon consulted his colleagues.
|companion||A traveler who accompanies you.|
A traveller s companion.
|comrade||(among men) a colleague or a fellow member of an organization.|
Hewett turned and rushed to help his comrade.
|comrade-in-arms||The official symbols of a family, state, etc.|
|contemplative||A person devoted to the contemplative life.|
|crony||A close friend who accompanies his buddies in their activities.|
He went gambling with his cronies.
|fellow||A boy or man.|
One eye was blue but its fellow was brown.
|friar||A male member of a religious order that originally relied solely on alms.|
|friend||One’s close relatives.|
We were close friends.
|male sibling||The capital of Maldives in the center of the islands.|
|monastic||A monk or other follower of a monastic rule.|
|monk||A male religious living in a cloister and devoting himself to contemplation and prayer and work.|
|pal||Used as a form of address, especially to indicate anger or aggression.|
Back off pal.
|partner||A person who is a member of a partnership.|
How you doing partner.
|regular||A regular member of the armed forces.|
The absence of four first team regulars.
|religious||A member of a religious order who is bound by vows of poverty and chastity and obedience.|
|sidekick||A person’s assistant or close associate, especially one who has less authority than that person.|
Sherlock Holmes bumbling sidekick Watson.
Usage Examples of "Brother" as a noun
- My brother still lives with our parents.
- A Benedictine brother.
- There I was with one white boy and this other brother.
- None of his brothers would betray him.
- The Plymouth Brethren.
- The time is coming, brothers, for us to act.
- The machine is almost identical to its larger brother.
- He recognized her from her strong resemblance to her brother.
Associations of "Brother" (30 Words)
|acquaintance||Acquaintances considered collectively.|
I renewed my acquaintance with Herbert.
|aunt||The sister of one’s father or mother or the wife of one’s uncle.|
She was brought up by her aunt and uncle.
|avuncular||Relating to the relationship between men and the children of their siblings.|
He was avuncular reassuring and trustworthy.
|buddy||A working companion with whom close cooperation is required.|
I decided to buddy up to them.
|comrade||A friend who is frequently in the company of another.|
An old college comrade.
|cousin||A title formerly used by a sovereign in addressing another sovereign or a noble of their own country.|
The new motorbikes are not proving as popular as their four wheel cousins.
|crony||A close friend or companion.|
He went gambling with his cronies.
|daughter||A thing personified as a daughter in relation to its origin or source.|
As radon gas decays it produces daughters that attach themselves to dust particles.
|elder||(of one or more out of a group of associated people) of a greater age.|
Schoolchildren were no less fascinated than their elders.
|familial||Occurring among members of a family usually by heredity.|
|family||(biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more genera.|
His family has lived in Massachusetts since the Mayflower.
|fraternal||(of twins) developed from separate ova and therefore genetically distinct and not necessarily of the same sex or more similar than other siblings.|
A network of political clubs and fraternal organizations.
|friend||Add someone to a list of friends or contacts on a social networking website.|
He was my best friend at the university.
Grandma didn't stop talking.
|grandparent||A parent of your father or mother.|
It must be a great blessing to have Chloe s grandparents living nearby.
|kinsfolk||People descended from a common ancestor.|
|mate||South American tea like drink made from leaves of a South American holly called mate.|
The four cylinder engine is mated to a five speed gearbox.
|maternal||Relating to or characteristic of or befitting a parent.|
|mother||A term of address for a mother superior.|
Necessity is the mother of invention.
|nephew||A son of your brother or sister.|
|niece||A daughter of your brother or sister.|
|pal||A close friend who accompanies his buddies in their activities.|
Back off pal.
|parent||Be or act as a parent to a child.|
The parents of the bride.
|paternal||Characteristic of a father.|
His father and paternal grandfather were porcelain painters.
|sibling||A person’s brother or sister.|
|sister||A fellow woman seen in relation to feminist issues.|
Textile unions are showing solidarity with their brothers and sisters in the developing world.
|sisterhood||The relationship between sisters.|
Much of sisterhood is about sharing lipsticks.
|stepmother||A woman who is the wife or partner of one’s father after the divorce or separation of one’s parents or the death of one’s mother.|
|twin||Grow as twins.|
We have twin and three bedded rooms.
He visited his uncle.