noun Date: before 12th century 1. sib 2; also one of two or more individuals having one common parent 2. one of two or more things related by a common tie or characteristic <
the sedan's smaller sibling

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  • sibling — sib ling [sub + ling.] (s[i^]b l[i^]ng), n. a brother or a sister. Note: Siblings have at least one parent in common. Those related only by a common mother are {uterine siblings}; those related only by a common father are {agnate siblings} or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sibling — sib ling (s[i^]b l[i^]ng), a. of or pertaining to a {sibling}, n.; as, sibling rivalry: the common rivalry between siblings. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sibling — brother or sister, 1903, modern revival (in anthropology) of O.E. sibling relative, kinsman, from sibb (adj.) kinship, relationship; love, friendship, from P.Gmc. *sebjo blood relation, relative, properly one s own (Cf. O.S. sibba, O.Fris., M.Du …   Etymology dictionary

  • sibling — is a kind of popularized technicality, a word reintroduced by anthropologists in the early 20c and useful now as a gender neutral term for ‘brother or sister’: • Small groups drifted through the classroom: mothers and fathers, large numbers of… …   Modern English usage

  • sibling — sibling. См. сибс. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • sibling — 1 m ( es/ as) relative, a relation, kinsman …   Old to modern English dictionary

  • sibling — ► NOUN ▪ each of two or more children or offspring having one or both parents in common; a brother or sister. ORIGIN Old English, «relative» …   English terms dictionary

  • sibling — [sib′liŋ] n. [20th c. revival of OE, a relative: see SIB & LING1] one of two or more persons born of the same parents or, sometimes, having one parent in common; brother or sister …   English World dictionary

  • Sibling — Brother(s) and Sister(s) redirect here. For other uses, see Brother (disambiguation), Brothers (disambiguation), Sister (disambiguation), and Sisters (disambiguation) Relationships …   Wikipedia

  • sibling — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ elder, eldest, older, younger ▪ The younger children were badly treated by older siblings. ▪ adoptive ▪ female …   Collocations dictionary

  • sibling — /sib ling/, n. 1. a brother or sister. 2. Anthropol. a comember of a sib. adj. 3. of or pertaining to a brother or sister: sibling rivalry. [bef. 1000; late ME: relative, OE; see SIB, LING1] * * * ▪ sociology       typically, a brother or a… …   Universalium

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