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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Sister  \Sis"ter\,  n.  [OE.  sister,  fr  Icel.  systir  also  suster, 
  from  AS  sweostor  sweoster  swuster,  akin  to  OFries 
  sweester,  suster,  LG  s["u]ster,  suster,  D.  zuster,  OS  & 
  OHG.  swestar  G.  schwester  Icel.  systir  Sw  syster,  Dan. 
  s["o]ster,  Goth.  swistar  Lith.  ses?,  Russ.  sestra,  Pol. 
  siostra  L.  soror,  Skr.  svasr  [root]298.  Cf  {Cousin}.] 
  1.  A  female  who  has  the  same  parents  with  another  person,  or 
  who  has  one  of  them  only.  In  the  latter  case,  she  is  more 
  definitely  called  a  half  sister.  The  correlative  of 
  I  am  the  sister  of  one  Claudio.  --Shak. 
  2.  A  woman  who  is  closely  allied  to  or  assocciated  with 
  another  person,  as  in  the  sdame  faith,  society,  order  or 
  community.  --James  ii  15. 
  3.  One  of  the  same  kind  or  of  the  same  condition;  -- 
  generally  used  adjectively;  as  sister  fruits.  --Pope. 
  {Sister  Block}  (Naut.),  a  tackle  block  having  two  sheaves, 
  one  above  the  other 
  {Sister  hooks},  a  pair  of  hooks  fitted  together,  the  shank  of 
  one  forming  a  mousing  for  the  other  --  called  also  {match 
  {Sister  of  charity},  {Sister  of  mercy}.  (R.  C.  Ch.)  See  under 
  {Charity},  and  {Mercy}. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Sister  \Sis"ter\,  v.  t. 
  To  be  sister  to  to  resemble  closely.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  being  associated  as  a  companion  or  associate;  "fellow 
  traveler";  "brother  workers";  "sister  ship"  [syn:  {fellow(a)}, 
  {brother(a)},  {sister(a)}] 
  n  1:  a  female  person  who  has  the  same  parents  as  another  person; 
  "my  sister  married  a  musician"  [syn:  {sis}]  [ant:  {brother}] 
  2:  (Roman  Catholic)  a  title  given  to  a  nun  (and  used  as  a  form 
  of  address);  "the  Sisters  taught  her  to  love  God"  [syn:  {Sister}] 
  3:  a  female  person  who  is  a  fellow  member  (of  a  sorority  or 
  labor  union  or  other  group);  "none  of  her  sisters  would 
  betray  her" 
  4:  (slang)  sometimes  used  as  a  term  of  address  for  attractive 
  young  women  [syn:  {baby}] 

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