from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Characteristic of or befitting brothers; fraternal.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • After the manner of a brother; kindly; affectionately.
  • Pertaining to brothers; such as is natural for brothers; becoming brothers; kind; affectionate: as, brotherly love.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to brothers; such as is natural for brothers; becoming to brothers; kind; affectionate.
  • adverb Like a brother; affectionately; kindly.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of or characteristic of brothers.
  • adverb In the manner of a brother, as a brother, as brothers.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb (archaic as adverb) in a brotherly manner
  • adjective like or characteristic of or befitting a brother


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