half sister
noun Date: 13th century a sister related through one parent only

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Half-sister — Half sis ter ( s[i^]s t[ e]r), n. A sister by one parent only. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

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

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

  • half-sister — half sisters N COUNT: oft poss N Someone s half sister is a girl or woman who has either the same mother or the same father as they have …   English dictionary

  • half sister — noun a sister who has only one parent in common with you (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑half sister, ↑stepsister • Hypernyms: ↑sister, ↑sis * * * noun Etymology …   Useful english dictionary

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

  • half sister — noun a) The daughter of ones mother who has a different father, maternal half sister, uterine sister b) The daughter of ones father who has a different mother, paternal half sister …   Wiktionary

  • half-sister — noun a sister who has only one parent in common with you • Syn: ↑half sister, ↑stepsister • Hypernyms: ↑sister, ↑sis …   Useful english dictionary

  • half-sister — noun Alternative spelling of half sister …   Wiktionary

  • half-sister —    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

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