sister


sister
[[t]sɪ̱stə(r)[/t]]
sisters
1) N-COUNT: oft poss N Your sister is a girl or woman who has the same parents as you.
See also , stepsister

His sister Sarah helped him.

...Vanessa Bell, the sister of Virginia Woolf...

I didn't know you had a sister.

2) N-COUNT; N-TITLE; N-VOC Sister is a title given to a woman who belongs to a religious community.

Sister Francesca entered the chapel.

...the Hospice of the Sisters of Charity at Lourdes.

3) N-COUNT; N-TITLE; N-VOC A sister is a senior female nurse who supervises part of a hospital. [BRIT]

Ask to speak to the sister on the ward...

Sister Middleton followed the coffee trolley.

4) N-COUNT: usu poss N You can describe a woman as your sister if you feel a connection with her, for example because she belongs to the same race, religion, country, or profession.

Modern woman has been freed from many of the duties that befell her sisters in times past.

...our Jewish brothers and sisters.

5) ADJ: ADJ n You can use sister to describe something that is of the same type or is connected in some way to another thing you have mentioned. For example, if a company has a sister company, they are connected.

...the International Monetary Fund and its sister organisation, the World Bank.

...Voyager 2 and its sister ship, Voyager 1.


English dictionary. 2008.

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