foster-brother

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n foster-brother your foster brother is a male who is not a son of your parents but who is raised by your parents
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n foster-brother A male child nursed at the same breast as another, or reared by the same person, but not the offspring of the same parents.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Foster-brother a male child, fostered or brought up with another of different parents
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. fóstrian, to nourish, fóstor, food.

Usage

In literature:

The foster-brothers were very fond of each other.
"Laxdæla Saga" by Anonymous
My brother was proud, but real grief prunes the foolish side of pride, while it fosters the nobler.
"Gifts of Genius" by Various
KAUZHIYU, son of Nakamitsu, and foster-brother of Bijiyau.
"Japanese Literature" by Various
And his foster-brothers, and such as were nearest unto him, blamed him openly {48a} for that matter.
"The Mabinogion Vol. 3 (of 3)"
It was Mark Field, Antony's own man and foster-brother.
"Chatterbox, 1905." by Various
There was a great round ostrich egg, which Mr. Foster's brother had brought from far-off Africa.
"A Little Maid of Old Maine" by Alice Turner Curtis
Then was he a little wroth, and rode back wondering how he should obtain a sword for his foster-brother.
"King Arthur's Knights" by Henry Gilbert
I have a foster-brother in the mart Of Hamburgh skilled in precious stones.
"The Works of Lord Byron" by Lord Byron
Tom, three years my senior, was my foster brother and early playmate.
"Destruction and Reconstruction:" by Richard Taylor
My brother Foster gets licked sometimes, and he makes us promise not to tell father.
"A Little Girl in Old Boston" by Amanda Millie Douglas
Whatever things I own are as much my foster-brother's as mine.
"Viking Tales" by Jennie Hall
Happy over his good fortune, Arthur returned to the tourney ground and gave the new sword to his foster brother.
"Famous Tales of Fact and Fancy" by Various
There was, also, one civilian with us, Mr. Edward Moale, who was clerk and brother-in-law to Captain Foster.
"Reminiscences of Forts Sumter and Moultrie in 1860-'61" by Abner Doubleday
It's more like a foster-brother, you know.
"Ralph the Heir" by Anthony Trollope
Thus he became Denham's foster-brother, and the two boys grew up together.
"A Coin of Edward VII" by Fergus Hume
But Saint Ailbe would look about him at his foster mother and his brothers and would laugh contentedly.
"The Book of Stories for the Storyteller" by Fanny E. Coe
Captain Foster introduced himself, and then his brother officers.
"Uncle Sam's Boys as Lieutenants" by H. Irving Hancock
With some guardian foster-brother, and a serving-maid or two, she had to go on this hated journey.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 1 of 8" by Various
The doors were now locked from the outside, leaving within only the two foster-brothers and the man who had seized Sadyk.
"Mentone, Cairo, and Corfu" by Constance Fenimore Woolson
So far from declining through our long separation from each other, her affection for me, her foster-brother, had increased.
"The Casque's Lark" by Eugène Sue
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In poetry:

ALL. They left their foster-mother,
The one was Ralph, our brother,
Our captain was the other,
A many years ago.
"HMS Pinafore: Act II" by William Schwenck Gilbert
"We grew up in the usual way - my friend,
My foster-brother, daily growing thinner,
While gradually I began to mend,
And thrived amazingly on double dinner.
And every one, besides my foster-mother,
Believed that either of us was the other.
"The Baby's Vengeance" by William Schwenck Gilbert

In news:

Ever since 17-year-old Matt Foster's older brother, T.J.
Brother of Roland (Shirley) Crandall , the late Florence Foster and Esto Buche.
Point Defiance's Sumatran tiger cub to get foster brother .
Point Defiance's Sumatran tiger cub to get foster brother.
Vincent Gizzarelli and his wife have two teens and serve as foster parents to three young brothers with disabilities.
Asked if his brother had expressed to him how thankful he was of Foster 's selfless offer, he slowly added, "I would say yes to that question.".
Her parents divorced early and because of their drug and alcohol issues, she was raised in John Fredrick Weissner Foster Home for Children with her brother.
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