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Pronunciation:  'brudhur`hûd

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the feeling that men should treat one another like brothers
  2. [n]  people engaged in a particular occupation; "the medical fraternity"
  3. [n]  an organization of employees formed to bargain with the employer; "you have to join the union in order to get a job"
  4. [n]  the kinship relation between a male offspring and the siblings

BROTHERHOOD is a 11 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: fraternity, labor union, sodality, trade union, trades union, union
 See Also: brother, class, company union, craft union, family relationship, friendliness, industrial union, kinship, labor, labor movement, organisation, organization, relationship, social class, socio-economic class, sodalist, trade union movement, vertical union



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Broth"er*hood\, n. [Brother + -hood.]
1. The state of being brothers or a brother.

2. An association for any purpose, as a society of monks; a

3. The whole body of persons engaged in the same business, --
   especially those of the same profession; as, the legal or
   medical brotherhood.

4. Persons, and, poetically, things, of a like kind.

         A brotherhood of venerable trees.     --Wordsworth.

Syn: Fraternity; association; fellowship; sodality.

Thesaurus Terms
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