half brother
noun Date: 14th century a brother related through one parent only

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • half brother — Brother Broth er (br[u^][th] [ e]r), n.; pl. {Brothers} (br[u^][th] [ e]rz) or {Brethren} (br[e^][th] r[e^]n). See {Brethren}. [OE. brother, AS. br[=o][eth]or; akin to OS. brothar, D. broeder, OHG. pruodar, G. bruder, Icel. br[=o][eth]ir, Sw. &… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Half-brother — Half broth er ( br[u^]th [ e]r), n. A brother by one parent, but not by both. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • half-brother — half .brother n a brother who is the son of only one of your parents →↑half sister …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • half-brother — (or half sister) ► NOUN ▪ a brother (or sister) with whom one has only one parent in common …   English terms dictionary

  • half-brother —    Half brothers or sisters share only one parent. The relationship is rarely alluded to vocatively, but a young man in Absolute Beginners, by Colin MacInnes, makes use of ‘half brother’, to his step brother as it happens. The latter relationship …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • half brother — half ,brother noun count a brother who has either the same mother or the same father as you …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • half brother — n. a brother through one parent only …   English World dictionary

  • half-brother — half brothers N COUNT Someone s half brother is a boy or man who has either the same mother or the same father as they have …   English dictionary

  • half brother — noun a brother who has only one parent in common with you • Syn: ↑stepbrother, ↑half brother • Hypernyms: ↑brother, ↑blood brother * * * noun Etymology: Middle English …   Useful english dictionary

  • half brother — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms half brother : singular half brother plural half brothers a brother who has either the same mother or the same father as you …   English dictionary

  • half-brother — noun a brother who has only one parent in common with you (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑stepbrother, ↑half brother • Hypernyms: ↑brother, ↑blood brother …   Useful english dictionary

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