sib
Pronunciation Adjective

sib

  1. Having kinship or relationship; related by same-bloodedness; having affinity; being akin; kindred.
Noun

sib (plural sibs)

  1. Kindred; kin; kinsmen; a body of persons related by blood in any degree.
  2. A kinsman; a blood relation; a relative, near or remote; one closely allied to another; an intimate companion.
    • 1980, Anthony Burgess, Earthly Powers:
      But she got up to go, and Domenico obeyed me too in mock meekness, making himself sib and coeval to Hortense, submissive to frowning elder brother, something incestuous in it.
  3. A sibling, brother or sister (irrespective of gender)
  4. (biology) Any group of animals or plants sharing a corresponding genetic relation
  5. A group of individuals unilaterally descended from a single (real or postulated) common ancestor
Related terms Verb

sib (sibs, present participle sibbing; past and past participle sibbed)

  1. (transitive) To bring into relation; establish a relationship between; make friendly; reconcile.
Verb

sib (sibs, present participle sibbing; past and past participle sibbed)

  1. (intransitive, clinical psychology) To engage in repetitive behaviors such as eye-poking, skin-picking, hand-biting, or head-banging.

SIB
Proper noun
  1. (UK, military) Initialism of Special Investigation Branch
  2. (clinical psychology) Initialism of self-injurious behavior



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