fraternity

  • 1 Fraternity — Fra*ter ni*ty, n.; pl. {Fraternities}. [F. fraternit[ e], L. fraternitas.] 1. The state or quality of being fraternal or brotherly; brotherhood. [1913 Webster] 2. A body of men associated for their common interest, business, or pleasure; a… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 fraternity — [frə tʉr′nə tē] n. pl. fraternities [ME fraternite < OFr fraternité < L fraternitas < fraternus: see FRATERNAL] 1. the state or quality of being brothers; fraternal relationship or spirit; brotherliness 2. a group of men (or, sometimes,… …

    English World dictionary

  • 3 fraternity — index coaction, concordance, society, sodality, union (labor organization) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 fraternity — early 14c., body of men associated by common interest, from O.Fr. fraternité (12c.), from L. fraternitatem (nom. fraternitas) brotherhood, from fraternus brotherly, from frater brother, from PIE *bhrater (see BROTHER (Cf. brother)). Meaning state …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 fraternity — [n] brotherhood affiliation, camaraderie, club, fellowship, frat*, guild, house, kinship, order, sisterhood, society, sorority; concepts 381,387 Ant. sisterhood, sorority …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 fraternity — ► NOUN (pl. fraternities) 1) a group of people sharing a common profession or interests. 2) N. Amer. a male students society in a university or college. 3) a religious or masonic society or guild. 4) friendship and mutual support within a group …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 Fraternity — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Fraternité (homonymie). Demande de traduction …

    Wikipédia en Français

  • 8 Fraternity — For other uses, see Fraternity (disambiguation). A fraternity (Latin frater : brother ) is a brotherhood, though the term sometimes connotes a distinct or formal organization and a secret society. Contents 1 History 2 Types of fraternities …

    Wikipedia

  • 9 Fraternity — Dieser Artikel oder Abschnitt ist nicht hinreichend mit Belegen (Literatur, Webseiten oder Einzelnachweisen) versehen. Die fraglichen Angaben werden daher möglicherweise demnächst gelöscht. Hilf Wikipedia, indem du die Angaben recherchierst und… …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 10 fraternity — n. (US) 1) to pledge a fraternity ( to agree to join a fraternity ) 2) a college fraternity (see also sorority) * * * [frə tɜːnɪtɪ] (US) to pledge a fraternity ( to agree to join a fraternity ) a college fraternity (see also sorority) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 11 fraternity — [[t]frətɜ͟ː(r)nɪti[/t]] fraternities 1) N UNCOUNT Fraternity refers to friendship and support between people who feel they are closely linked to each other. [FORMAL] Bob needs the fraternity of others who share his mission. Syn: comradeship 2) N… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 fraternity — UK [frəˈtɜː(r)nətɪ] / US [frəˈtɜrnətɪ] noun Word forms fraternity : singular fraternity plural fraternities 1) [uncountable] feelings of friendship, trust, and support between people the tradition of liberty, equality, and fraternity 2)… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 fraternity — noun 1 the racing/teaching/scientific fraternity all the people who work in a particular profession: He s a member of the medical fraternity. 2 (C) a club of male students at an American university, usually living in the same building: a… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 fraternity — noun 1) a spirit of fraternity Syn: brotherhood, fellowship, kinship, friendship, (mutual) support, solidarity, community, union, togetherness; sisterhood 2) the teaching fraternity Syn: profession …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 15 fraternity — noun 1) a spirit of fraternity Syn: brotherhood, fellowship, kinship, friendship, mutual support, solidarity, community 2) the teaching fraternity Syn: profession, community, trade …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 16 fraternity — noun (plural ties) Date: 14th century 1. a group of people associated or formally organized for a common purpose, interest, or pleasure: as a. a fraternal order b. guild 1 c. a men s student organization formed chiefly for social purposes having… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 17 fraternity — /freuh terr ni tee/, n., pl. fraternities. 1. a local or national organization of male students, primarily for social purposes, usually with secret initiation and rites and a name composed of two or three Greek letters. 2. a group of persons… …

    Universalium

  • 18 fraternity — noun Fraternity is used before these nouns: ↑member, ↑party Fraternity is used after these nouns: ↑college, ↑rugby …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 19 fraternity — fra|ter|ni|ty [frəˈtə:nıti US ə:r ] n plural fraternities 1.) the teaching/scientific/criminal etc fraternity all the people who work in a particular profession or share a particular interest 2.) a club at an American college or university that… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 fraternity — fra|ter|ni|ty [ frə tɜrnəti ] noun 1. ) => NOTE count AMERICAN a type of private club for male students at a university or college in the U.S. A similar type of club for female students is called a sorority 2. ) count or uncount people who do… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


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