from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The relationship existing between persons having only one parent in common.
  • n. A person existing in such a relationship.
  • n. Offensive A person of mixed racial descent, especially a person of Native American and white parentage.
  • n. A half-blooded domestic animal.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person shares one parent with another; a half-sibling.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • The relation between persons born of the same father or of the same mother, but not of both. See blood, n., 2 and 4.
  • A person so related to another.
  • A person whose father and mother are of different races; a half-breed.
  • n. relationship through only one parent.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The relation between persons born of the same father or mother, but not of the same father and mother: as, a brother or sister of the half-blood.
  • n. One of two or more persons so related.
  • n. One born of a male and female of different breeds or races; a half-breed.
  • Having descent from one of the same parents as another, but not from both.
  • Belonging by blood half to one breed or race, and half to another.

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

  • n. one of siblings who have only one parent in common


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