Noun: sister sis-tu(r)
Adjective: sister sis-tu(r)
- A female person who has the same parents as another person
"my sister married a musician";
- A female person who is a fellow member of a sorority or labour union or other group
"none of her sisters would betray her"
- (slang) sometimes used as a term of address for attractive young women
- baby, babe, bundle of joy, bub [Austral]
- A woman religious
- [Brit] One skilled in caring for young children or the sick (usually under the supervision of a physician)
- Closely linked or associated
"a sister organization"
- (Roman Catholic Church) a title given to a nun (and used as a form of address)
"the Sisters taught her to love God"
Derived forms: sisters, Sisters
Type of: caregiver [N. Amer], carer [Brit], fellow member, female sibling, fille, girl, health care provider, health professional, member, miss, missy, PCP, primary care provider, religious, young lady, young woman
Part of: nurse-patient relation, sisterhood, sorority [N. Amer]
Encyclopedia: Sister, Sister