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noun [countable] brother pronunciation in British English /ˈbrʌðə(r)/
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  1. 1
    a boy or man who has the same parents as you

    My brother’s name is Brian.

    Do you have any brothers and sisters?

    his younger/older/little brother

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  2. 3
    a man who is connected to you in some way and who you have feelings of friendship towards

    All men are my brothers.

    We pray for all our brothers and sisters abroad.

  3. 4




    a man who is a member of a religious group, especially a monk

    Brother David



used to describe something which is done more carefully and over a longer period of time …

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the practice of giving birth in the presence of several friends and relatives

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