- related by blood; akin.
- a kinsman; relative.
- one's kin or kindred.
- Anthropology. a unilateral descent group.
Origin of sib
Related Words for sibfather, sibling, mother, cousin, folk, uncle, niece, aunt, relative, sister, brother, agnate, cognate, connection, blood, folks, relation, grandparents, sister-in-law, stepbrother
Examples from the Web for sib
Historical Examples of sib
Madame, is he sib to him that aided in the slaughter of Eastern's Eve night?'Two Penniless Princesses
Charlotte M. Yonge
He had had letters from him that told how they were sib and rib.The Fifth Queen Crowned
Ford Madox Ford
Ye're ower het and ower fu', sib to some o' the laird's tenants.The Proverbs of Scotland
If you can't find a pet name for me you may call me Sibylla, or Sibyl, or just Sib.The Tigress
The earth is drunk with sweetness, and I see now how great joy is sib to great pain!Foes
- a blood relative
- a brother or sister; sibling
- kinsmen collectively; kindred
- any social unit that is bonded by kinship through one line of descent only
Word Origin for sib
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Word Origin and History for sib
short for sibling, attested from 1957.
- A blood relation; a relative.
- A person's relatives when considered as a group; kinfolk.
- A brother or sister; a sibling.
- Related by blood; kindred.