sister

How to spell sister in french

In french, the word sister can be spelled:

  • n.
    1. A female having the same parents as another or one parent in common with another.
    2. A girl or woman who shares a common ancestry, allegiance, character, or purpose with another or others, specifically:
      1. A kinswoman.
      2. A woman fellow member, as of a sorority.
      3. A fellow woman.
      4. A close woman friend or companion.
      5. A fellow African-American woman or girl.
      6. A woman who advocates, fosters, or takes part in the feminist movement.
    3. Informal. Used as a form of address for a woman or girl.
    4. (Abbr. Sr.) Ecclesiastical.
      1. A member of a religious order of women; a nun.
      2. Used as a form of address for such a woman, alone or followed by the woman's name.
    5. Chiefly British. A nurse, especially the head nurse in a ward.
    6. One identified as female and closely related to another: “the sisters Death and Night” (Walt Whitman).
    adj.
    1. Related by or as if by sisterhood; closely related: sister ships; sister cities.
    2. Genetics. Of or being one of an identical pair: sister chromatids.

    [Middle English, from Old Norse systir.]


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