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Noun
/ˈsistər/,
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sisters, plural;
  1. A woman or girl in relation to other daughters and sons of her parents

  2. A half-sister, stepsister, or foster sister

  3. A sister-in-law

  4. A close female friend or associate, esp. a female fellow member of a labor union or other organization

  5. A member of a religious order or congregation of women

  6. A fellow woman seen in relation to feminist issues

  7. A black woman (chiefly used as a term of address by other black people)

  8. A thing, esp. an organization, that bears a relationship to another of common origin or allegiance or mutual association
    • - Eastern's sister airline, Continental
    • - a sister ship
  9. A senior female nurse, typically in charge of a ward


  1. a female person who has the same parents as another person; "my sister married a musician"
  2. (Roman Catholic Church) a title given to a nun (and used as a form of address); "the Sisters taught her to love God"
  3. a female person who is a fellow member of a sorority or labor union or other group; "none of her sisters would betray her"
  4. baby: (slang) sometimes used as a term of address for attractive young women
  5. (sistership) sisterhood: the kinship relation between a female offspring and the siblings
  6. (sistership) sisterhood: an association or society of women who are linked together by a common religion or trade or interest
  7. Sister were an American heavy metal band, formed in 1976 in Los Angeles. Its members included Blackie Lawless, formerly of the New York Dolls and later of W.A.S.P., and Nikki Sixx, who would later co-create Mötley Crüe. ...
  8. Sister is the fourth and final album by the band Letters to Cleo. It was released on November 3, 1998. The album's last track is a cover of Fleetwood Mac's "Dreams". ...
  9. A nun is a woman who has taken vows committing her to a spiritual life.The Oxford English Dictionary, vol X, page 599. She may be an ascetic who voluntarily chooses to leave mainstream society and live her life in prayer and contemplation in a monastery or convent. ...
  10. Sister was the debut single by Australian duo Sister2Sister. The single was very successful in Australia.
  11. "Sister" was the Belgian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2002, performed in English by Sergio & The Ladies (Serge Quisquater, Ibernice Macbean, Ingrid Simons and Jodi Pijper).
  12. Sister is the fourth album by alternative rock band Sonic Youth, released in 1987 on SST Records. It was re-released in late 1994 on DGC.
  13. a daughter of the same parents as another person; a female sibling; a female member of a religious community; a nun; a senior or supervisory nurse, often in a hospital; any woman or girl with whom a bond is felt through common membership of a race, profession, religion or organization, such as ...
  14. (Sistering) (Beam, rafter or joist sistering): To strengthen (a supporting beam) by fastening a second beam alongside it.
  15. (Sistering) Split or moderately charred boards can frequently be reinforced by splicing new members alongside the ones that are damaged. ...
  16. (Sisters) Forward Music, 1996.
  17. (Sisters) of Battle: The Imperial group of warrior women who were first founded in the Age of Apostasy.
  18. Sisters should not marry on the same day lest the evil eye fall on the parents; and two brothers should not marry two sisters ("Sefer Ḥasidim," pp. 23-26). Do not marry two sisters one after the other (ib. p. 27). Father and son should not marry two sisters (ib. p. 28).
  19. A term used by sorority members to refer to one another.
  20. an initiated member of a sorority.
  21. A little Italian girl who followed Quentin Compson during his wanderings around Boston on the day he committed suicide. Her presence reminded him of his own sister, Caddy. The little girl's brother, Julio, tried to have Quentin arrested for kidnapping.
  22. a word used to refer to a female friend.
  23. In popular speech, any woman religious. Strictly, the title applies to women religious of those institutes, mostly formed during or since the 19th century, whose members do not profess solemn vows. See nun.
  24. A female sibling. A daughter of one's parents.
  25. Two nodes are sisters if they have the same mother (i.e. if they are directly merged with each other at some stage of derivation). See §3.7.