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Que a categoria em ENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY
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English - Etymology

From Middle English _sister_, _suster_, partly from Old Norse _systir_ (“sister”) and partly from Old English _swustor_, _sweoster_, _sweostor_ (“sister, nun”); both from Proto-Germanic _*swestēr_ (“sister”), from Proto-Indo-European _*swésōr_ (“sister”). Cognate with Scots _sister_, _syster_ (“sister”), West Frisian _sus_, _suster_ (“sister”), Dutch _zuster_ (“sister”), German _Schwester_ (“sister”), Swedish _syster_ (“sister”), Icelandic _systir_ (“sister”), Gothic

From Middle English sister, suster, partly from Old Norse systir (sister) and partly from Old English swustor, sweoster, sweostor (sister, nun); both from Proto-Germanic *swestēr (sister), from Proto-Indo-European *swésōr (sister). Cognate with Scots sister, syster (sister), West Frisian sus, suster (sister), Dutch zuster (sister), German Schwester (sister), Swedish syster (sister), Icelandic systir (sister), Gothic

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - PRONUNCIATION
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English - Pronunciation

* (UK) IPA(key): /ˈsɪstə/ * (US) enPR: sĭs'tər, IPA(key): /ˈsɪstɚ/ * Rhymes: -ɪstə(r)

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈsɪstə/
  • (US) enPR: sĭs'tər, IPA(key): /ˈsɪstɚ/
  • Rhymes: -ɪstə(r)

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - NOUN
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English - Noun

SISTER (_plural_ SISTERS _or_ SISTREN) * A daughter of the same parents as another person; a female sibling. _My SISTER is always driving me crazy._ * A female member of a religious community; a nun. _Michelle left behind her bank job and became a SISTER at the local convent._ * (UK) 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 feminism. _Connie was very close to her friend Judy and considered her to be her SISTER._ * 1985, Eurythmics and Aretha Franklin, _Who’s Zoomin' Who?_: [song title] SISTERS Are Doin’ It for Themselves * (slang) A black woman. * (informal) A form of address to a woman. * _What’s up, SISTER?_ * A woman, in certain labour or socialist circles; also as a form of address. * _Thank you, SISTER. I would like to thank the SISTER who just spoke._ * (attributively) Of or relating to an entity that has a special or affectionate, non-hierachical relationship with another. _SISTER publication,_ SISTER city_,_ SISTER projects * (usually attributively) In the same class. _SISTER ships_, _SISTER facility_ SYNONYMS * (woman or girl with the same parents): (slang) sis * (member of religious community): nun, sistren * (supervisory nurse): charge nurse * (informal: form of address to a woman): darling, dear, love, (US) lady, miss, (northern UK) pet * (attributively, having a special relationship): affiliate, affiliated ANTONYMS * (with regards to gender) brother HYPERNYMS * (daughter of common parents): sibling DERIVED TERMS RELATED TERMS * sororal * sistren and nun * brethren or brother * friar and frater or father TRANSLATIONS

sister (plural sisters or sistren)

  1. A daughter of the same parents as another person; a female sibling.
    My sister is always driving me crazy.
  2. A female member of a religious community; a nun.
    Michelle left behind her bank job and became a sister at the local convent.
  3. (UK) A senior or supervisory nurse, often in a hospital.
  4. Any woman or girl with whom a bond is felt through common membership of a race, profession, religion or organization, such as feminism.
    Connie was very close to her friend Judy and considered her to be her sister.
  5. (slang) A black woman.
  6. (informal) A form of address to a woman.
  7. A woman, in certain labour or socialist circles; also as a form of address.
  8. (attributively) Of or relating to an entity that has a special or affectionate, non-hierachical relationship with another.
    sister publication, sister city, sister projects
  9. (usually attributively) In the same class.
    sister ships, sister facility

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Que a categoria em ENGLISH - VERB
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English - Verb

SISTER (_third-person singular simple present_ SISTERS, _present participle_ SISTERING, _simple past and past participle_ SISTERED) * (transitive, construction) To strengthen (a supporting beam) by fastening a second beam alongside it. _I’m trying to correct my sagging floor by SISTERING the joists._ * (obsolete, transitive) To be sister to; to resemble closely. (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)

sister (third-person singular simple present sisters, present participle sistering, simple past and past participle sistered)

  1. (transitive, construction) To strengthen (a supporting beam) by fastening a second beam alongside it.
    I’m trying to correct my sagging floor by sistering the joists.
  2. (obsolete, transitive) To be sister to; to resemble closely.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - EXTERNAL LINKS
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English - External Links

* SISTER (DISAMBIGUATION) on Wikipedia.en.Wikipedia:Sister (disambiguation) * SISTER in the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica.

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - ANAGRAMS
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English - Anagrams

* resist, resits, risest

Que a categoria em SCOTS - PRONUNCIATION
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Scots - Pronunciation

* IPA(key): [ˈsɪstər]

  • IPA(key): [ˈsɪstər]

Que a categoria em SCOTS - NOUN
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Scots - Noun

SISTER (_plural_ SISTERS) * sister DERIVED TERMS * guid-sister

sister (plural sisters)

  1. sister

Derived terms

  • guid-sister


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