Need another word that means the same as “sister”? Find 13 synonyms and 30 related words for “sister” in this overview.
The synonyms of “Sister” are: sis, female sibling, comrade, friend, partner, associate, colleague, nun, novice, abbess, prioress, mother superior, reverend mother
Sister as a Noun
Definitions of "Sister" as a noun
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “sister” as a noun can have the following definitions:
- A female person who has the same parents as another person.
- Denoting an organization or place that bears a relationship to another of common origin or allegiance or mutual association.
- A woman or girl in relation to other daughters and sons of her parents.
- Sometimes used as a term of address for attractive young women.
- A black woman (chiefly used as a term of address by other black people.
- A member of a religious order of women.
- A female person who is a fellow member of a sorority or labor union or other group.
- A title given to a nun (and used as a form of address.
- A female friend or associate, especially a female fellow member of a trade union or other organization.
- A senior female nurse, typically in charge of a ward.
- (Roman Catholic Church) a title given to a nun (and used as a form of address.
- A fellow woman seen in relation to feminist issues.
Synonyms of "Sister" as a noun (13 Words)
|abbess||The superior of a group of nuns.|
|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.
|colleague||An associate that one works with.|
The surgeon consulted his colleagues.
|comrade||(among men) a colleague or a fellow member of an organization.|
An old college comrade.
|female sibling||An animal that produces gametes (ova) that can be fertilized by male gametes (spermatozoa.|
|friend||(used as a polite form of address or in ironic reference) an acquaintance or a stranger one comes across.|
All of a sudden you ve got 50 friends online who need to stay connected.
|mother superior||A term of address for a mother superior.|
|novice||A person new to and inexperienced in a job or situation.|
The novice hurdles.
|nun||Any of a number of birds whose plumage resembles a nun s habit especially an Asian mannikin.|
|partner||A person who is a member of a partnership.|
|prioress||A woman who is head of a house of certain orders of nuns.|
|reverend mother||A member of the clergy and a spiritual leader of the Christian Church.|
|sis||A person s sister often used as a form of address.|
My sister married a musician.
Usage Examples of "Sister" as a noun
- Sister nodded, glancing at the reports.
- ‘Come on, sister, why not come clean and tell us.
- The sisters announced that there would be a special rosary every morning.
- Securicor and its sister company Securicor Services.
- None of her sisters would betray her.
- A sister ship.
- Textile unions are showing solidarity with their brothers and sisters in the developing world.
- Uncloseted lesbian sisters.
- My sister married a musician.
- The ward sister needs to be consulted.
- I had nine brothers and sisters.
- Sister Elizabeth, the headmistress of the Convent High School.
Associations of "Sister" (30 Words)
|aunt||The sister of your father or mother; the wife of your uncle.|
She was brought up by her aunt and uncle.
|brother||Used as a term of address for those male persons engaged in the same movement.|
My brother still lives with our parents.
|buddy||A close friend who accompanies his buddies in their activities.|
I m working on it buddy.
|caregiver||A person who is responsible for attending to the needs of a child or dependent adult.|
|comrade||A fellow member of the Communist Party.|
You re right comrade.
|cousin||A person in one’s wider extended family, to whom one is not closely related.|
She s a distant cousin.
|crony||A close friend who accompanies his buddies in their activities.|
He went gambling with his cronies.
|daddy||The oldest, best, or biggest example of something.|
It s you who s calling the shots now you re the daddy.
|daughter||A thing personified as a daughter in relation to its origin or source.|
Her daughter cared for her in her old age.
|elder||A person who is older than you are.|
Schoolchildren were no less fascinated than their elders.
|family||A local organizational unit of the Mafia or other large criminal group.|
The family refused to accept his will.
|father||Treat with the protective care associated with a father.|
A singular letter from a lady requesting I would father a novel of hers.
He wrote to his folks every day.
|gramps||The father of your father or mother.|
|grandchild||A child of one’s son or daughter.|
|grandfather||The father of one’s father or mother.|
Freud is often called the grandfather of psychoanalysis.
Grandma didn't stop talking.
|grandmother||The mother of your father or mother.|
My grandmother is ill.
|grandparent||A parent of one’s father or mother; a grandmother or grandfather.|
It must be a great blessing to have Chloe s grandparents living nearby.
|kinsfolk||People descended from a common ancestor.|
|mommy||One’s mother (chiefly as a child’s term).|
|mother||A woman who has given birth to a child also used as a term of address to your mother.|
The initiatives were based on the experience of the mother company.
|nunnery||A building or group of buildings in which nuns live as a religious community; a convent.|
|parent||Be or act as a parent to a child.|
His adoptive parents.
|parental||Relating to or characteristic of or befitting a parent.|
|paternal||Belonging to or inherited from one’s father.|
My elders in the newsroom kept a paternal eye on me.
|sibling||A person’s brother or sister.|
|sisterhood||A religious society of women who live together as sisters (especially an order of nuns.|
Much of sisterhood is about sharing lipsticks.
|uncle||The brother of your father or mother; the husband of your aunt.|
He visited his uncle.