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Meaning of SISTER

Pronunciation:  'sistur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  (slang) sometimes used as a term of address for attractive young women
  2. [n]  a female person who is a fellow member of a sorority or labor union or other group; "none of her sisters would betray her"
  3. [n]  (Roman Catholic) a title given to a nun (and used as a form of address); "the Sisters taught her to love God"
  4. [n]  a female person who has the same parents as another person; "my sister married a musician"

SISTER is a 6 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: baby, sis
 Antonyms: blood brother, brother
 See Also: Beguine, big sister, female sibling, fille, girl, half sister, little sister, member, miss, missy, nun, sisterhood, sorority, stepsister, young lady, young woman



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Sis"ter\, n. [OE. sister, fr. Icel. systir; also suster,
    from AS. sweostor, sweoster, swuster, akin to OFries.
    sweester, suster, LG. s["u]ster, suster, D. zuster, OS. &
    OHG. swestar, G. schwester, Icel. systir, Sw. syster, Dan.
    s["o]ster, Goth. swistar, Lith. ses?, Russ. sestra, Pol.
    siostra, L. soror, Skr. svasr. [root]298. Cf. {Cousin}.]
    1. A female who has the same parents with another person, or
       who has one of them only. In the latter case, she is more
       definitely called a half sister. The correlative of
             I am the sister of one Claudio.       --Shak.
    2. A woman who is closely allied to, or assocciated with,
       another person, as in the sdame faith, society, order, or
       community. --James ii. 15.
    3. One of the same kind, or of the same condition; --
       generally used adjectively; as, sister fruits. --Pope.
    {Sister Block} (Naut.), a tackle block having two sheaves,
       one above the other.
    {Sister hooks}, a pair of hooks fitted together, the shank of
       one forming a mousing for the other; -- called also {match
    {Sister of charity}, {Sister of mercy}. (R. C. Ch.) See under
       {Charity}, and {Mercy}.
  2. \Sis"ter\, v. t.
    To be sister to; to resemble closely. [Obs.] --Shak.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing your sister in your dream, symbolizes some aspect of your relationship with her, whether it one of sibling rivalry, caring, protectiveness, etc. Your sister may draw attention to your family role and sense of belonging. It may also serve to remind you that someone in your waking life has characteristics similar to your sister. Alternatively, your sister may be a metaphor and actually refer to a nun. In this case, she may represent spiritual issues. If you do not have a sister and dream that you have one, then it means some qualities that you need to activate or acknowledge within your own self. Pay attention to the actions and behavior of your dream sister.