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sib

[sib] /sɪb/
adjective
1.
related by blood; akin.
noun
2.
a kinsman; relative.
3.
one's kin or kindred.
4.
Anthropology. a unilateral descent group.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English sib(e), sibb(e), Old English sib(b) (orig. adj.); cognate with Old Norse sifjar (plural) relatives, Old Frisian sib (adj.), sibba (noun), Middle Dutch sibbe (noun and adj.), German Sippe kin; cf. gossip
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British Dictionary definitions for sib

sib

/sɪb/
noun
1.
a blood relative
2.
a brother or sister; sibling
3.
kinsmen collectively; kindred
4.
any social unit that is bonded by kinship through one line of descent only
Word Origin
Old English sibb; related to Old Norse sifjar relatives, Old High German sippa kinship, Latin suus one's own; see gossip

SIB

abbreviation (in Britain)
1.
(the former) Securities and Investments Board
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Word Origin and History for sib
n.

short for sibling, attested from 1957.

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sib in Medicine

sib (sĭb)
n.

  1. A blood relation; a relative.

  2. A person's relatives when considered as a group; kinfolk.

  3. A brother or sister; a sibling.

adj.
Related by blood; kindred.
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