• WordNet 3.6
    • n brotherhood the feeling that men should treat one another like brothers
    • n brotherhood people engaged in a particular occupation "the medical fraternity"
    • n brotherhood an organization of employees formed to bargain with the employer "you have to join the union in order to get a job"
    • n brotherhood the kinship relation between a male offspring and the siblings
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Brotherhood An association for any purpose, as a society of monks; a fraternity.
    • Brotherhood Persons, and, poetically, things, of a like kind. "A brotherhood of venerable trees."
    • Brotherhood The state of being brothers or a brother.
    • Brotherhood The whole body of persons engaged in the same business, -- especially those of the same profession; as, the legal or medical brotherhood .
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n brotherhood The fact or condition of being a brother.
    • n brotherhood The quality of being brotherly.
    • n brotherhood An association of men for any purpose; a fraternity.
    • n brotherhood A class of individuals of the same kind, profession, or occupation.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Brotherhood the state of being a brother: an association of men for any purpose
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  • Katherine Lee Bates
    Katherine Lee Bates
    “America, America, God shed His grace on thee, and crown thy good with brotherhood, from sea to shining sea.”
  • Heywood Broun
    “Brotherhood is not just a Bible word. Out of comradeship can come and will come the happy life for all.”
  • Lyndon B. Johnson
    “We live in a world that has narrowed into a neighborhood before it has broadened into a brotherhood.”
  • Max Lerner
    “You may call for peace as loudly as you wish, but where there is no brotherhood there can in the end be no peace.”
  • Edwin Markham
    “The crest and crowning of all good, Life's final star, is Brotherhood.”
  • Carlos Pena Romulo
    Carlos Pena Romulo
    “Brotherhood is the very price and condition of man's survival.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Brother, + -hood,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. broðor; cog. with Ger. bruder, Gael. brathair, Fr. frère, L. frater, Sans. bhrátar.


In literature:

Christianity placed some things above family; it instituted brotherhood and spiritual marriage.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 03" by Various
Stick to the brotherhood.
"Philosophy of Osteopathy" by Andrew T. Still
Such folk, at best, are but sisters in the brotherhood.
"Chimney-Pot Papers" by Charles S. Brooks
And so the young men were glad to see him and make him one of their brotherhood.
"The Later Cave-Men" by Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
Thus he disagrees that if a soap factory cannot be run on brotherhood lines the brotherhood must be scrapped.
"Gilbert Keith Chesterton" by Patrick Braybrooke
The idea of Brotherhood has been brooding over the planet for thousands of years.
"Child and Country" by Will Levington Comfort
His great message to the world was the common fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of man.
"India, Its Life and Thought" by John P. Jones
There is really no labour problem outside of sympathy, mutuality, good-will, cooperation, brotherhood.
"The Higher Powers of Mind and Spirit" by Ralph Waldo Trine
For that is the brotherhood.
"The Battle with the Slum" by Jacob A. Riis
We who have set a watch on the world's outer ramparts, guarding the white banner of universal brotherhood!
"The Maids of Paradise" by Robert W. (Robert William) Chambers
The "Divine brotherhood" of the writer would be based on robbery, and have robbery as its object.
"British Socialism" by J. Ellis Barker
Smaller enmities are patched, national brotherhood is recognized.
"Mountain Meditations" by L. Lind-af-Hageby
It's a disgrace to Adam and the whole human brotherhood.
"'Charge It'" by Irving Bacheller
Thus we all of us, as Christians, have attained a brotherhood in baptism, whereof no saint possesses more than I or you.
"The Epistles of St. Peter and St. Jude Preached and Explained" by Martin Luther
The crosses should represent brotherhood, but they do not.
"Daughters of the Revolution and Their Times" by Charles Carleton Coffin
To-morrow I am admitted into the Brotherhood of Righteousness.
"Dreamers of the Ghetto" by I. Zangwill
Let him purify patriotism with Christianity and he has brotherhood; adulterate it with avarice and he has war.
"Prize Orations of the Intercollegiate Peace Association" by Intercollegiate Peace Association
They show it to be a religion of noble tolerance, of universal brotherhood, of righteousness and justice.
"The Buddhist Catechism" by Henry S. Olcott
"A Frontier Mystery" by Bertram Mitford
No living man could disarm Valeria of the Brotherhood with his bare hands.
"Red Nails" by Robert E. Howard

In poetry:

Earth own, at last, untrod
By sect, or caste, or clan,
The fatherhood of God,
The brotherhood of man!
"Astraea" by John Greenleaf Whittier
That tho' 'tis wise with Charity
Torrential Need to dam,
The Hope of Progress is a lie
And Brotherhood a sham.
"Prosperity" by Bernard O Dowd
Brotherhood of good,
Equal laws and rights,
Freedom, whose sweet food
Feeds the multitude
All their days and nights
"Christmas Antiphones" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
They sing of love and gladness,
Of the golden primal plan,
Of the forging of bosom to bosom,
And the brotherhood of man.
"I Stand With My Shoulder To Shoulders" by Alexander Anderson
If Man makes Conscience, then being good
Is only being worldly wise,
And universal brotherhood
A comfortable compromise.
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
Sound on, too, hammer of the thought,
To widen human good,
And forge between each yearning heart
The links of brotherhood.
"Anvil And Newspaper" by Alexander Anderson

In news:

Firefighter Jalen Smith let his life speak for him Saturday as family, friends and a brotherhood of firefighters celebrated a life cut short.
It's the rise of these radical Islamic, Muslim Brotherhood invasions and killings that should be prominent on both party's campaign trail.
"Terror baby" conspiracy theorist, birther conspiracy theorist, and Muslim Brotherhood inflitration conspiracy theorist Louie Gohmert (R-Tex.
Muslim Brotherhood's Role in Referendum Questioned.
Graffiti and Arabic writing that reads "no to the Muslim Brotherhood constitution ," is painted on a wall in Tahrir Square in Cairo.
The article charged, among other things, that the council 's officers had past connections to the Muslim Brotherhood, and that the group has refused to label.
An Egyptian leftist opposition group urged its supporters to head to the presidential palace on Wednesday in response to the Muslim Brotherhood's call for a protest there in support of President Mohamed Mursi, a spokeswoman said.
Egyptian group calls protest to counter Muslim Brotherhood.
The Muslim Brotherhood's man claims more power than Mubarak had.
When the Islamic Brotherhood took over Egypt, Obama said that Al-Qaeda had been defeated.
Founded in 1968, the Brotherhood Crusade 's principal mission is dedicated to building and sustaining an institution that raises funds and resources from within the community and distributes those funds directly back into the community.
A 10-hour work day and standardization of rates of pay and working conditions were won by the Railway Brotherhoods.
The Railroad Brotherhoods won an 8-hour day .
In power, Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood remains secretive, defensive , critics say.
A former senior leader of the Muslim Brotherhood outlined his disappointment in President Mohamed Morsi today, who is rushing through a new Egyptian constitution.

In science:

To analyze the throughput loss, we model coding over generations with random generation scheduling as a coupon collector’s brotherhood problem.
Effects of the Generation Size and Overlap on Throughput and Complexity in Randomized Linear Network Coding
Section IV introduces the coupon collector’s brotherhood problem and its variations that can be used to model coding over generations.
Effects of the Generation Size and Overlap on Throughput and Complexity in Randomized Linear Network Coding
The algorithm is based on the analysis of the overlapping structure in Section VI-B and the results from the extended collector’s brotherhood in Section IV.
Effects of the Generation Size and Overlap on Throughput and Complexity in Randomized Linear Network Coding
The coupon collector’s brotherhood problem , studies quantities related to the completion of m sets of n distinct coupons by sampling a set of n distinct coupons uniformly at random with replacement.
Effects of the Generation Size and Overlap on Throughput and Complexity in Randomized Linear Network Coding
Therefore, we must generalize the coupon collector’s brotherhood model from collecting a uniform number of copies for all coupons to collecting different numbers of copies for different coupons, before it can be applied to the analysis of the throughput performance of coding over generations.
Effects of the Generation Size and Overlap on Throughput and Complexity in Randomized Linear Network Coding
In this section, the original collector’s brotherhood model is generalized in two ways.
Effects of the Generation Size and Overlap on Throughput and Complexity in Randomized Linear Network Coding
In the following, we present another generalization of the collector’s brotherhood model.
Effects of the Generation Size and Overlap on Throughput and Complexity in Randomized Linear Network Coding