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brother [ 'brʌðə] n.兄弟;同事,同胞

brother ['brʌðə] n. 兄;弟

拜把兄弟 sworn brothers

sworn brother 干兄弟, 盟兄弟

The small child had to run in order to keep up with his big brother.

John intimidated his brother into not telling their parents the truth.

He was not allowed access to his young brother who was in prison.

He traded on his brother's kindness to get more money from him.

As she ran to catch the school bus, Sandy thought of her brother.

He does have a brother in England.

Don't be nasty to your little brother.

He was envious of his brother's success.

He finds it difficult to hide his envy of his brother's success.

When a boy hit his brother, his brother may respond to this action by hitting back.

My brother, intensely cautious, never makes a decision lightly.

On her way to school Sandy was thinking of her brother Bill.

I went to New York with the intention of seeing my brother.

Often older children dominate their younger brothers and sisters.

My father could not help commenting on Linda's indifference toward her brother's tears.

My brother and I were finally reconciled with each other after not speaking for over five years.

He and his twin brother are boys of average intelligence.

I can’t distinguish Jack from his twin brother since they look so much like each other.

On her way to school Sandy was thinking of her brother Bill.

His red hair distinguished him from his brothers.

Do you have any brothers or sisters?

My brother is twice as tall as your sister.

You have a younger brother, don't you?

My brother is see king a job. 我弟弟正在找工作。

He reminds me of his brother. 他使我想起了他的弟弟。

The two brothers look very much alike. 这兄弟俩看上去很相像。

The brothers differ from each other in their interests.这几个兄弟各有所好。

Neither Ayat nor the Rassoul brothers noticed, however, that most of the pieces they were selling were of a type not previously seen in the marketplace—pieces whose existence had been suspected but which had not yet been discovered by archaeologists.

The two brothers are very much alike.

John and Peter are brothers.

These two brothers decided to go to America to try their fortunes.

His brother is my classmate.

My brother is chopping logs for the fire.

There is an important message for you from your brother.

The little boy ran off to get his brother.

He is something like his brother.

Take care of my brother and sister.
Take care of my brother and sister. (帮我照看一下弟弟和妹妹。)
You bet. (放心吧。)

He's very vague. *vague“不可捉摸”、“不清楚的”、“不明确的”。
He's very vague. (他是个难以捉摸的人。)
He's just like my brother. (和我弟弟一样。)
He is difficult to understand. (他真让人难以理解。)
He isn't very clear. (他让人不易琢磨。)

Any brothers or sisters?
Any brothers or sisters? (你有兄弟姐妹吗?)
No, none. (没有,一个也没有。)
Do you have any brothers or sisters?
Any siblings? *文言表达方式。sibling指“兄弟姐妹”。

Just one brother. *just和only都表示“只有,只”。想明确表示哥哥时用older brother,弟弟用younger brother。英语中一般不把兄弟或姐妹加以区分。
I just have one brother.


A father is a treasure, a brother is a comfort, but a friend is both.

We can live without a brother, but not without a friend.

A What about your family? Are you a single child?
A 你的家庭怎么样?你是家里唯一的孩子吗?
B Me? No, I’ve got two brothers back in the States.
B 我?不,我在美国有两个兄弟。
A Are you the youngest or the oldest?
A 你是最小的还是最大的?
B I’m in the middle! I’ve got an older brother and a younger brother.
B 我是中间的。我有一个哥哥和一个弟弟。
A Three boys! It must have been tough for your parents, bringing up three boys.
A 三个男孩!对你的父母来说抚养三个男孩一定很不容易。
B Yes, it probably was. But we were good. We weren’t problems.
B 是的,很可能是这样。但是我们都是好孩子。我们不惹麻烦。

A Do you see your brothers often?
A 你经常能见到你的兄弟吗?
B Yes, quite often - usually when I go back to the States.
B 是的,经常——通常我回美国时看他们的。
A How about your older brother? What does he do?
A 你的哥哥怎么样?他是做什么工作的?
B My older brother lives and works in Los Angeles. He’s in business.
B 我的哥哥工作、生活在落杉矶。他是生意人。
A Is he married?
A 他结婚了吗?
B Yes, he is. He’s got one kid – a baby girl.
B 是的, 他结婚了。他有一个孩子——一个小女婴。

A So, if your older brother has a baby girl, you’re her uncle!
A 那么,如果你的哥哥有个小女孩的话,你就是她的叔叔了!
B Yes, I’m her uncle.
B 是的,我是她的叔叔。
A And your younger brother? What about him?
A 你的弟弟呢?他怎么样?
B Oh, he’s much younger than me. My younger brother is still at high school.
B 噢,他比我小得多。我的弟弟还在上中学。
A So he still lives at home with your Mum and Dad.
A 这么说他仍然和你的父母住在家里。
B Yes, he’s still at home. I guess he’ll go to college next year.
B 是的,他还住在家里。我想他明年上大学。

A So, you are from Los Angeles?
A 那么,你是洛杉矶人了?
B No, that’s where my older brother lives now. He’s in Los Angeles. But I’m from San Francisco.
B 不,那是我的哥哥住的地方。他在洛杉矶。但是我是旧金山人。
A And that’s where your parents and younger brother live?
A 你的父母和弟弟住在旧金山?
B Yes, my parents live in San Francisco. It’s our hometown.
B 是的, 我的父母住在旧金山。那里是我们的家乡。
A Los Angeles isn’t too far from there. Your older brother is quite near.
A 洛杉矶离旧金山不远。你的哥哥离那里很近。
B Yes, LA and San Francisco are pretty close. It’s not a big trip.
B 是的, 洛杉矶和旧金山相当近。一小段路程而已。

A Most of my family is in San Francisco area. My grandparents too.
A 我的大多数家人都住在旧金山那一片。我的祖父母也是。
B They live there also?
B 他们也住在那里?
A Yes, my grandparents live there too.
A 是的,我的祖父母也住在那里。
B That must be good. You’re very lucky to have all your family in one area.
B 那一定很不错。你非常幸运,所有的家人都住在一个区域内。
A Yes, it’s good for everybody. It makes life easier for everyone.
A 是的,这样对大家都好。对每个人来说生活都比较容易。
B Apart from your older brother in LA! He’s the only one who has to travel to see his family. Although he has his own family now.
B 只有你的哥哥在洛杉矶!他是唯一要旅行才能看望家人的人。尽管他现在已经有了自己的家庭。

A How about your family? Do you have brothers or sisters?
A 你的家人怎么样?你有兄弟姐妹吗?
B Yes, I’ve got one sister. She’s a few years younger than me. She’s a student, still studying at university.

If you wish to succeed, you should use perdistence as your good friend, experiece as your
reference, prudence as your brother and hope as your sentry.
Thomas Edison, American inventor

Rest is a good thing, but boredom is its brother.
Voltaire, French philosopher

How many sisters and brothers do you have?你有几个姊妹和兄弟?

"My brother Bob borrowed the money to open his restaurant five years ago when the interest rate was so high, so he's been paying through the nose ever since."

"If my brother-in-law hopes to borrow any more money from me, he will be barking up the wrong tree."

- play favorites with...对……有偏心眼
The girl isn't on good terms with her parents. They play favorites with her little brother.

- The grass is always greener on the other hill 这山望着那山高
He wrote to his brother, persuading him to keep his mind on his work and not to think the grass is always greener on the other hill.

A: Do you have any brothers or sisters?
A: 你有兄弟姐妹吗?
B: No, I am the only child. It’s quite common in China.
B: 我没有。我是家里唯一的孩子。这在中国是很普遍的。
A: I suppose so. It’s such a big population.
A: 我想是这样。中国人口太多了。
B: Yes. How about you? Do you have any brothers or sisters?
B: 是的。你呢?你有兄弟姐妹吗?
A: Yes. I’ve got two brothers. They are both younger than me. I’m the oldest.
A: 有,我有两个弟弟。他们都比我小。我是老大。

To ask about someone’s family, you can ask: Do you have any brothers or sisters? / Do you have any brothers or sisters? ; Do you have any children? / Do you have any children?
要问某人的家庭情况,你可以问:Do you have any brothers or sisters? /你有兄弟姐妹吗? ; Do you have any children? / 你有孩子吗?

If you have no brothers or sisters, you can say: I’m the only child / I’m the only child – or, I’m a single child / I’m a single child.
如果你没有兄弟姐妹,你可以说:I’m the only child / 我是家里唯一的孩子 – 或者, I’m a single child / 我是独生子。

If you do have a brother or a sister, you can say: I’ve got a sister / I’ve got a sister.
如果你有兄弟或者姐妹,你可以说:I’ve got a sister /我有一个姐姐/妹妹。

阿哥 [ā gē] /(regional expr.) elder brother/

把兄弟 [bǎ xiōng dì] /sworn brothers/

拜把子 [bài bǎ zi ] /become sworn brothers/

伯 [bó] /father's elder brother/senior/paternal elder uncle/eldest of brothers/respectful form of address/

伯伯 [bó bo ] /father's elder brother/uncle/

伯父 [bó fù] /father's elder brother/(polite form of address for a man who is about the age of one's father)/

伯母 [bó mǔ] /wife of father's elder brother/aunt/(polite form of address for a woman who is about the age of one's mother)/

伯叔祖父 [bó shū zǔ fù] /father's father's brother; great uncle/

伯叔祖母 [bó shū zǔ mǔ] /father's father's brother's wife; great aunt/

伯仲叔季 [bó zhòng shū jì] /eldest/second/third and youngest of brothers/order of seniority among brothers/

大伯 [dà bó] /husband's older brother; brother-in-law/

大哥 [dà gē] /eldest brother/

大舅子 [dà jiù zi ] /(informal) wife's older brother/

大妈 [dà mā] /father's elder brother's wife/aunt (affectionate term for an elderly woman)/

大娘 [dà niáng] /(informal) father's older brother's wife; aunt/

大嫂 [dà sǎo] /eldest brother's wife/sister-in-law/

大爷 [dà yé] /(informal) father's older brother; elder uncle/

娣 [dì] /wife of a younger brother/

弟 [dì] /younger brother/

弟弟 [dì di ] /younger brother/

弟妇 [dì fù] /younger brother's wife; sister-in-law/

弟妹 [dì mèi] /(informal) younger brother's wife; sister-in-law/

弟兄 [dì xiōng] /brother/

哥 [gē] /elder brother/

哥哥 [gē ge ] /older brother/

哥儿 [gēr] /brothers/boys/

妗 [jìn] /wife of mother's brother/

妗子 [jìn zi ] /(informal) mother's brother's wife; maternal uncle's wife/

舅父 [jiù fù] /mother's brother; maternal uncle/

舅舅 [jiù jiu ] /(informal) mother's brother; maternal uncle/

舅母 [jiù mǔ] /mother's brother's wife; maternal uncle's wife/

舅嫂 [jiù sǎo] /wife's brother's wife, sister-in-law/

昆 [kūn] /descendant/elder brother/

老二 [lǎo èr] /the second child or brother (or sister)/

娌 [lǐ] /husband's brother's wife/

孟 [mèng] /first month/eldest brother/(surname)/

内弟 [nèi dì] /wife's younger brother/

内兄 [nèi xiōng] /wife's older brother/

嫂 [sǎo] /older brother's wife; sister-in-law/

嫂子 [sǎo zi ] /(informal) older brother's wife; sister-in-law/

婶 [shěn] /wife of father's younger brother/

婶母 [shěn mǔ] /father's younger brother's wife; aunt/

婶子 [shěn zi ] /(informal) father's younger brother's wife; aunt/

叔父 [shū fù] /father's younger brother; uncle/

叔叔 [shū shu ] /(informal) father's younger brother; uncle/

双生兄弟 [shuāng shēng xiōng dì] /twin brothers/

姒 [sì] /(surname)/wife of older brother/

堂兄弟 [táng xiōng dì] /father's brother's sons; paternal male cousin/

堂姊妹 [táng zǐ mèi] /father's brother's daughters; paternal female cousin/

悌 [tì] /do one's duty as a younger brother/

小舅子 [xiǎo jiù zi ] /(informal) wife's younger brother/

小叔 [xiǎo shū] /husband's younger brother; brother-in-law/

兄 [xiōng] /elder brother/

兄弟 [xiōng dì] /brothers/younger brother/brethren/

幼弟 [yòu dì] /younger brother/

长兄 [zhǎng xiōng] /eldest brother/

侄女 [zhí nǚ] /brother's daughter; niece/

侄女 [zhí nǚ] /niece/brother's daughter/

侄女婿 [zhí nǚ xu ] /brother's daughter's husband; niece's husband/

侄媳妇 [zhí xí fu ] /brother's son's wife; nephew's wife/

侄子 [zhí zi ] /brother's son; nephew/

侄子 [zhí zi ] /(n) brother's son or daughter/

妯 [zhóu] /wives of brothers/

{adj: brotherly, brotherlike, fraternal} like or characteristic of or befitting a brother
"brotherly feelings"
"close fraternal ties"
<-> sisterly

{adj: button-down} of a shirt; having the ends of the collar fastened down by buttons
"Brooks Brothers button-down shirts"

{adj: dear, good, near} with or in a close or intimate relationship
"a good friend"
"my sisters and brothers are near and dear"

{adj: half} (of siblings) related through one parent only
"a half brother"
"half sister"
<-> whole

{adj: pledged, sworn} bound by or as if by an oath
"according to an early tradition became his sworn brother"
"sworn enemies"

{adj: whole} (of siblings) having the same parents
"whole brothers and sisters"
<-> half

{adv: constantly, perpetually} seemingly uninterrupted
"constantly bullied by his big brother"
"was perpetually answering the doorbell"

{adv: respectively, severally} in the order given
"the brothers were called Felix and Max, respectively"

{adv: unexpectedly, out of the blue} in a way that was not expected
"her brother showed up at the wedding out of the blue"

{n: Aaron} (Old Testament) elder brother of Moses and first high priest of the Israelites; created the golden calf

{n: Andrew, Saint Andrew, St. Andrew, Saint Andrew the Apostle} (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; brother of Peter; patron saint of Scotland

{n: Apollo, Phoebus, Phoebus Apollo} (Greek mythology) Greek god of light; god of prophesy and poetry and music and healing; son of Zeus and Leto; twin brother of Artemis

{n: Balarama} elder brother of Krishna; an incarnation of Vishnu

{n: Benet, Stephen Vincent Benet} United States poet; brother of William Rose Benet (1898-1943)

{n: Benet, William Rose Benet} United States writer; brother of Stephen Vincent Benet (1886-1950)

{n: Big Brother} an authoritarian leader and invader of privacy

{n: Brother} (Roman Catholic Church) a title given to a monk and used as form of address
"a Benedictine Brother"

{n: Creon} (Greek mythology) the brother of Jocasta and uncle of Antigone who became king of Thebes after the fall of Oedipus

{n: Crispin, Saint Crispin, St. Crispin} patron saint of shoemakers; he and his brother were martyred for trying to spread Christianity (3rd century)

{n: Cunaxa, battle of Cunaxa} battle in 401 BC when the Artaxerxes II defeated his younger brother who tried to usurp the throne

{n: Cyrus, Cyrus the Younger} Persian prince who was defeated in battle by his brother Artaxerxes II (424-401 BC)

{n: Domitian, Titus Flavius Domitianus} Emperor of Rome; son of Vespasian who succeeded his brother Titus; instigated a reign of terror and was assassinated as a tyrant (51-96)

{n: Edgar} the younger brother of Edwy who became king of Northumbria when it renounced Edwy; on Edwy's death he succeeded to the throne of England (944-975)

{n: Edward the Martyr, Saint Edward the Martyr, St. Edward the Martyr} King of England who was a son of Edgar; he was challenged for the throne by supporters of his half-brother Ethelred II who eventually murdered him (963-978)

{n: Edward, Edward V} King of England who was crowned at the age of 13 on the death of his father Edward IV but was immediately confined to the Tower of London where he and his younger brother were murdered (1470-1483)

{n: Edwy, Eadwig} King of England who was renounced by Northumbria in favor of his brother Edgar (died in 959)

{n: Electra} (Greek mythology) the daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra; persuaded her brother (Orestes) to avenge Agamemnon's death by helping her to kill Clytemnestra and her lover (Aegisthus)

{n: Epimetheus} (Greek mythology) brother of Prometheus; despite Prometheus's warning against gifts from Zeus he accepted Pandora as his wife

{n: Erebus} (Greek mythology) Greek god of darkness who dwelt in the underworld; son of Chaos; brother of Nox; father of Aether and Day

{n: Esau} (Old Testament) the eldest son of Isaac who would have inherited the covenant that God made with Abraham and that Abraham passed on to Isaac; he traded his birthright to his twin brother Jacob for a mess of pottage

{n: Ethelred, Ethelred II, Ethelred the Unready} king of the English who succeeded to the throne after his half-brother Edward the Martyr was murdered; he struggled unsuccessfully against the invading Danes (969-1016)

{n: Ethelred, Ethelred I} king of Wessex and Kent and elder brother of Alfred; Alfred joined Ethelred's battle against the invading Danes and succeeded him on his death (died in 871)

{n: Frey, Freyr} (Norse mythology) god of earth's fertility and peace and prosperity; son of Njorth and brother of Freya; originally of the Vanir; later with the Aesir

{n: Genesis, Book of Genesis} the first book of the Old Testament: tells of creation; Adam and Eve; the Fall of Man; Cain and Abel; Noah and the flood; God's covenant with Abraham; Abraham and Isaac; Jacob and Esau; Joseph and his brothers

{n: Gershwin, Ira Gershwin} United States lyricist who frequently collaborated with his brother George Gershwin (1896-1983)

{n: Goncourt, Edmond de Goncourt, Edmond Louis Antoine Huot de Goncourt} French writer who collaborated with his brother Jules de Goncourt on many books and who in his will established the Prix Goncourt (1822-1896)

{n: Goncourt, Jules de Goncourt, Jules Alfred Huot de Goncourt} French writer who collaborated with his brother Edmond de Goncourt on many books (1830-1870)

{n: Grimm, Jakob Grimm, Jakob Ludwig Karl Grimm} the older of the two Grimm brothers remembered best for their fairy stories; also author of Grimm's law describing consonant changes in Germanic languages (1785-1863)

{n: Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm, Wilhelm Karl Grimm} the younger of the two Grimm brothers remembered best for their fairy stories (1786-1859)

{n: Haldane, John Haldane, John Scott Haldane} Scottish physiologist and brother of Richard Haldane and Elizabeth Haldane; noted for research into industrial diseases (1860-1936)

{n: Haldane, Richard Haldane, Richard Burdon Haldane, First Viscount Haldane of Cloan} Scottish statesman and brother of Elizabeth and John Haldane (1856-1928)

{n: Hasdrubal} general who commanded a Carthaginian army in Spain; joined his brother Hannibal in Italy and was killed by the Romans at the battle of Metaurus River (died 207 BC)

{n: Hoth, Hothr, Hoder, Hodr, Hodur} (Norse mythology) a blind god; misled by Loki, he kills his brother Balder by throwing a shaft of mistletoe

{n: Jackson, Michael Jackson, Michael Joe Jackson} United States singer who began singing with his four brothers and later became a highly successful star during the 1980s (born in 1958)

{n: Jacob} (Old Testament) son of Isaac; brother of Esau; father of the twelve patriarchs of Israel; Jacob wrestled with God and forced God to bless him, so God gave Jacob the new name of Israel (meaning `one who has been strong against God')

{n: James, Saint James, St. James, Saint James the Apostle, St. James the Apostle} (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; brother of John; author of the Epistle of James in the New Testament

{n: John, King John, John Lackland} youngest son of Henry II; King of England from 1199 to 1216; succeeded to the throne on the death of his brother Richard I; lost his French possessions; in 1215 John was compelled by the barons to sign the Magna Carta (1167-1216)

{n: Joseph} (Old Testament) the 11th son of Jacob and one of the 12 patriarchs of Israel; Jacob gave Joseph a coat of many colors, which made his brothers jealous and they sold him into slavery in Egypt

{n: Jude, Saint Jude, St. Jude, Judas, Thaddaeus} (New Testament) supposed brother of St. James; one of the Apostles who is invoked in prayer when a situation seems hopeless

{n: Kellogg, W. K. Kellogg, Will Keith Kellog} United States food manufacturer who (with his brother) developed a breakfast cereal of crisp flakes of rolled and toasted wheat and corn; he established a company to manufacture the cereal (1860-1951)

{n: Marx Brothers} a family of United States comedians consisting of four brothers with an anarchic sense of humor

{n: Marx, Arthur Marx, Harpo} United States comedian; one of four brothers who made motion pictures together (1893-1964)

{n: Marx, Herbert Marx, Zeppo} United States comedian; one of four brothers who made motion pictures together (1901-1979)

{n: Marx, Julius Marx, Groucho} United States comedian; oldest of four brothers who made motion pictures together (1890-1977)

{n: Marx, Leonard Marx, Chico} United States comedian; one of four brothers who made motion pictures together (1891-1961)

{n: Menelaus} (Greek mythology) the king of Sparta at the time of the Trojan War; brother of Agamemnon; husband of Helen

{n: Metaurus River} a battle during the second Punic War (207 BC); Hannibal's brother Hasdrubal was defeated by the Romans which ended Hannibal's hopes for success in Italy

{n: Montgolfier, Jacques Etienne Montgolfier} French inventor who (with his brother Josef Michel Montgolfier) pioneered hot-air ballooning (1745-1799)

{n: Montgolfier, Josef Michel Montgolfier} French inventor who (with his brother Jacques Etienne Montgolfier) pioneered hot-air ballooning (1740-1810)

{n: Orleanist} a supporter of the Orleans branch of the Bourbons that was descended from a younger brother of Louis XIV

{n: Perry, Matthew Calbraith Perry} United States admiral who led a naval expedition to Japan and signed a treaty in 1854 opening up trade relations between United States and Japan; brother of Oliver Hazard Perry (1794-1858)

{n: Perry, Oliver Hazard Perry, Commodore Perry} United States commodore who led the fleet that defeated the British on Lake Erie during the War of 1812; brother of Matthew Calbraith Perry (1785-1819)

{n: Pluto, Hades, Aides, Aidoneus} (Greek mythology) the god of the underworld in ancient mythology; brother of Zeus and husband of Persephone

{n: Poseidon} (Greek mythology) the god of the sea and earthquakes in ancient mythology; brother of Zeus and Hades and Hera; identified with Roman Neptune

{n: Powys, John Cowper Powys} British writer of novels about nature; one of three literary brothers (1872-1963)

{n: Powys, Llewelyn Powys} British writer of essays; one of three literary brothers (1884-1939)

{n: Powys, Theodore Francis Powys} British writer of allegorical novels; one of three literary brothers (1875-1953)

{n: Remus} (Roman mythology) the twin brother of Romulus

{n: Romulus} (Roman mythology) founder of Rome; suckled with his twin brother Remus by a wolf after their parents (Mars and Rhea Silvia) abandoned them; Romulus killed Remus in an argument over the building of Rome

{n: Rumpelstiltskin} a dwarf in one of the fairy stories of the brothers Grimm; tells a woman he will not hold her to a promise if she can guess his name and when she discovers it he is so furious that he destroys himself

{n: Scripps, Edward Wyllis Scripps} United States newspaper publisher who founded an important press association; half-brother of James Edmund Scripps (1854-1926)

{n: Scripps, James Edmund Scripps} United States newspaper publisher and half-brother of Edward Wyllis Scripps (1835-1908)

{n: Set, Seth} evil Egyptian god with the head of a beast that has high square ears and a long snout; brother and murderer of Osiris

{n: Siemens, Karl Wilhelm Siemens, Sir Charles William Siemens} engineer who was a brother of Ernst Werner von Siemens and who moved to England (1823-1883)

{n: Warner, Charles Dudley Warner} United States filmmaker who with his brothers founded the movie studio that produced the first talking picture (1881-1958)

{n: Weber, Wilhelm Eduard Weber} German physicist and brother of E. H. Weber; noted for his studies of terrestrial magnetism (1804-1891)

{n: Wesley, Charles Wesley} English clergyman and brother of John Wesley who wrote many hymns (1707-1788)

{n: Wright, Orville Wright} United States aviation pioneer who (with his brother Wilbur Wright) invented the airplane (1871-1948)

{n: Wright, Wilbur Wright} United States aviation pioneer who (with his brother Orville Wright) invented the airplane (1867-1912)

{n: Ymir} (Norse mythology) the primeval giant slain by Odin and his brothers and from whose body they created the world: the sea from his blood; the earth from his flesh; the mountains from his bones; the sky from his skull

{n: Zeus} (Greek mythology) the supreme god of ancient Greek mythology; son of Rhea and Cronus whom he dethroned; husband and brother of Hera; brother of Poseidon and Hades; father of many gods; counterpart of Roman Jupiter

{n: big brother} an older brother

{n: blood brotherhood} the friendship characteristic of blood brothers

{n: blood brother} a male sworn (usually by a ceremony involving the mingling of blood) to treat another as his brother

{n: borough English} a former English custom by which the youngest son inherited land to the exclusion of his older brothers

{n: brother, blood brother} a male with the same parents as someone else
"my brother still lives with our parents"
<-> sister

{n: brother, comrade} used as a term of address for those male persons engaged in the same movement
"Greetings, comrade!"

{n: brother-in-law} a brother by marriage

{n: brotherhood} the feeling that men should treat one another like brothers

{n: brother} a male person who is a fellow member (of a fraternity or religion of other group)
"none of his brothers would betray him"

{n: buddy, brother, chum, crony, pal, sidekick} a close friend who accompanies his buddies in their activities

{n: business, concern, business concern, business organization, business organisation} a commercial or industrial enterprise and the people who constitute it
"he bought his brother's business"
"a small mom-and-pop business"
"a racially integrated business concern"

{n: foster-brother, foster brother} your foster brother is a male who is not a son of your parents but who is raised by your parents

{n: fratricide} a person who murders their brother or sister

{n: keeper} someone in charge of other people
"am I my brother's keeper?"

{n: levirate} the biblical institution whereby a man must marry the widow of his childless brother in order to maintain the brother's line

{n: little brother} a younger brother
"my little brother just had his 50th birthday"

{n: nephew} a son of your brother or sister
<-> niece

{n: niece} a daughter of your brother or sister
<-> nephew

{n: shade} a position of relative inferiority
"an achievement that puts everything else in the shade"
"his brother's success left him in the shade"

{n: sibling, sib} a person's brother or sister

{n: sister, sis} a female person who has the same parents as another person
"my sister married a musician"
<-> brother

{n: soul brother} a fellow Black man

{n: stepbrother, half-brother, half brother} a son of your stepparent by a former marriage

{n: uncle} the brother of your father or mother; the husband of your aunt
<-> aunt

{n: viscount} (in various countries) a son or younger brother or a count

{v: aim, take, train, take aim, direct} aim or direct at ; as of blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment
"Please don't aim at your little brother!"
"He trained his gun on the burglar"
"Don't train your camera on the women"
"Take a swipe at one's opponent"

{v: ape} imitate uncritically and in every aspect
"Her little brother apes her behavior"

{v: blame, find fault, pick} harass with constant criticism
"Don't always pick on your little brother"

{v: deal, sell, trade} do business ; offer for sale as for one's livelihood
"She deals in gold"
"The brothers sell shoes"

{v: discontinue, stop, cease, give up, quit, lay off} put an end to a state or an activity
"Quit teasing your little brother"
<-> continue

{v: escort} accompany as an escort
"She asked her older brother to escort her to the ball"

{v: fraternize, fraternise} be on friendly terms with someone, as if with a brother, especially with an enemy

{v: identify} consider to be equal or the same
"He identified his brother as one of the fugitives"

{v: keep step, keep pace} maintain the same pace
"The child cannot keep step with his big brother"

{v: make peace} end hostilities
"The brothers who had been fighting over their inheritance finally made peace"
<-> war

{v: obstruct, blockade, block, hinder, stymie, stymy, embarrass} hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of
"His brother blocked him at every turn"

{v: pass} be identified, regarded, accepted, or mistaken for someone or something else ; as by denying one's own ancestry or background
"He could pass as his twin brother"
"She passed as a White woman even though her grandfather was Black"

{v: revenge, avenge, retaliate} take revenge for a perceived wrong
"He wants to avenge the murder of his brother"

{v: ride} be sustained or supported or borne
"His glasses rode high on his nose"
"The child rode on his mother's hips"
"She rode a wave of popularity"
"The brothers rode to an easy victory on their father's political name"

{v: sing} produce tones with the voice
"She was singing while she was cooking"
"My brother sings very well"

{v: strong-arm, bully, browbeat, bullyrag, ballyrag, boss around, hector, push around} be bossy towards
"Her big brother always bullied her when she was young"

{v: tag along} go along with, often uninvited
"my younger brother often tagged along when I went out with my friends"

{v: walk} be or act in association with
"We must walk with our dispossessed brothers and sisters"
"Walk with God"

If this were really so, that stolid Englishman might not have been so very far wrong after all, who, on Canova's death, inquired of his brother whether it was " his intention to carry on the business ! ".
假如真是这样的话,那么这位不动感情的英国人(指雷诺兹)犯的错误归根结底也不算太大了,他在卡诺瓦临死之际,询问其兄弟是否 "有意继续那桩营生(指雕塑)! "。

It was her hope that in speaking with these " conflict journalists " she would gain a greater understanding of her brother and why he died.
埃米希望,通过与这些 "报道冲突的新闻工作者 "的对话,她能加深对她哥哥的了解,以及搞清楚使她哥哥走上不归路的事实真相。

Behind her, lugging a large pine tree, came her mother, stepfather and ten-year-old half brother.
她身后是她的母亲和继父,还有 10岁的同母异父的弟弟,拖着一棵大松树。

On its weathered surface she had written " To my brother, with love. "
在那块风吹日晒的石板上,她写下了 "致吾兄,最诚挚的爱 "。

My younger brother, Erick, never lived to see his sixth Christmas or his ornament on the tree,
but Mom has saved a spot for it each year, next to the star.

But still I had to ask my brother.

His half brother, Sir John Fielding, organized these first " patroles ", groups of well-mounted men armed with cutlasses, pistols, and truncheons.
他的同父异母兄弟约翰·菲尔丁爵士组织了第一批 "巡警 ",这些人马术精良,佩带短剑、手枪和警棍。

While his Dad worked as a truck driver and labourer and his mother was busy with his younger brother and sister, he started getting into trouble--big trouble.

My brother Dave had been tested when I first went into kidney failure, and he hadn't been a good match then.

I felt wonderfully cared for by my brother when he escorted me to each event.

I dared not think about the implications for my brother, or I would fall apart.

My brother gave me a light farewell embrace, whispering that he loves me and prays for me.

Her brother Dave operates a diving business in Oakville, Ont.

I'd agreed to help my brother, Mac, move from the East Coast to California.

I kept closing the gap between my car and my brother's truck, inching toward the reassuring glow of the taillights like a frightened sheep following a shepherd.

If I just kept my eyes locked on the back of my brother's truck, if I just made my wheels follow his wheels, I'd be all right.

My brother's truck, moving downhill fast, got far ahead of me.

His happy face seemed to say, " Now, you see, we are acting like brothers ! "
他那高兴的面容似乎在说: "现在,你看,我们干得像兄弟一样 ! ! "

He is childless but his brother, Percy Northumberland Driscoll, has an heir:
Percy's wife gives birth to a boy on the same day as one of her slaves, Roxana.

The Capello brothers are now popular in the town, and Tom sets about spreading slander and dissension.

Wilson, an increasingly popular figure, is elected but the Capello brothers, running for the council, are defeated.

Pudd'nhead Wilson, engaged as their lawyer, examines the knife and notices that the fingerprints on it are not those of either of the brothers.

He plays both King Louis XIV of France and his twin brother Philippe.

Dumas picked up on the popular notion that the masked man was the King's twin brother.

So, if the next time you go surfing your board seems a little bit smaller, it could be because Big Brother is going along for the ride.

Although no longer actively involved in the business, Yee's sisters - Gail, 45, Teresa, 43, and Elaine, 41, all Columbus postal workers; Jane, 33, a customer service rep; and Leigh, 21, a college student( brother Gary, 50, is a bus driver) - often play guinea pigs as Yee tries out new products.

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