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brethren

 
Noun brother has 5 senses
  1. brother, blood brother - a male with the same parents as someone else; "my brother still lives with our parents"
    --1 is a kind of sect, religious sect, religious order; male sibling; sect, religious sect, religious order; male sibling
    Antonyms: sister, sis
    --1 has particulars: big brother; little brother; stepbrother, half-brother
  2. brother - a male person who is a fellow member (of a fraternity or religion of other group); "none of his brothers would betray him"
    --2 is a kind of
    member; member
    --2 is a member of brotherhood, fraternity, sodality
    --2 has particulars: Freemason, Mason
  3. buddy, brother, chum, crony, pal, sidekick - a close friend who accompanies his buddies in their activities
    --3 is a kind of friend; friend
    --3 has particulars: cobber
  4. brother, comrade - used as a term of address for those male persons engaged in the same movement; "Greetings, comrade!"
    --4 is a kind of friend; friend
  5. Brother - (Roman Catholic Church) a title given to a monk and used as form of address; "a Benedictine Brother"
    --5 is a kind of
    monk, monastic; monk, monastic
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