blood brother

blood brother
1. a male with the same parents as someone else

my brother still lives with our parents

Syn: ↑brother
Ant: ↑sister (for: ↑brother)
Derivationally related forms: ↑brotherly (for: ↑brother)
Hypernyms: ↑male sibling
2. a male sworn (usually by a ceremony involving the mingling of blood) to treat another as his brother
Hypernyms: ↑ally, ↑friend

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noun, pl ⋯ -ers [count]
: a man or boy who has promised to be loyal to another man or boy usually in a ceremony in which they mix their blood

He would never betray me–he's my blood brother.

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ˈblood brother f14 [blood brother blood brothers] noun
a man who has promised to treat another man as his brother, usually in a ceremony in which their blood is mixed together

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  • Blood brother — Brother Broth er (br[u^][th] [ e]r), n.; pl. {Brothers} (br[u^][th] [ e]rz) or {Brethren} (br[e^][th] r[e^]n). See {Brethren}. [OE. brother, AS. br[=o][eth]or; akin to OS. brothar, D. broeder, OHG. pruodar, G. bruder, Icel. br[=o][eth]ir, Sw. &… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Blood brother — can refer to one of two things: two males related by birth, or two or more men not related by birth, who swear loyalty to one another. This is usually done in a ceremony, known as a Blood Oath, where the blood of each man is mingled together. In… …   Wikipedia

  • Blood brother — Blood Blood (bl[u^]d), n. [OE. blod, blood, AS. bl[=o]d; akin to D. bloed, OHG. bluot, G. blut, Goth. bl[=o][thorn], Icel. bl[=o][eth], Sw. & Dan. blod; prob. fr. the same root as E. blow to bloom. See {Blow} to bloom.] 1. The fluid which… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blood brother — blood brothers also blood brother N COUNT A man s blood brother is a man he has sworn to treat as a brother, often in a ceremony which involves mixing a small amount of their blood …   English dictionary

  • blood brother — blood brotherhood. 1. a person s brother by birth. 2. a male person bound to another by ties of great friendship. 3. something usually associated with or thought to exist inseparably from another thing, quality, circumstance, etc.: Humility is… …   Universalium

  • blood brother — n. 1. a brother by birth 2. a person bound to one by the ceremony of mingling his blood with one s own blood brotherhood …   English World dictionary

  • blood brother — n a man who promises loyalty to another, often in a ceremony in which the men s blood is mixed together …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • blood brother — ► NOUN ▪ a man who has sworn to treat another man as a brother …   English terms dictionary

  • blood brother — blood ,brother noun count a man who has made a very serious promise to be loyal to another man …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • blood brother — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms blood brother : singular blood brother plural blood brothers a man who has made a very serious promise to be loyal to another man …   English dictionary

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