Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “fraternal”

See all translations

fraternal

adjective uk   /frəˈtɜː.nəl/ us    /-ˈtɝː-/
relating to brothers: fraternal rivalry friendly, like brothers: The president's official visit marks the start of a more fraternal relationship between the two countries.
fraternally
adverb uk   /-nə.li/ us    /-ˈtɝː-/
Translations of “fraternal”
in Spanish fraternal…
in French fraternel…
in German brüderlich…
in Chinese (Traditional) 兄弟的,手足的, 友好的,兄弟般的,親如手足的…
in Russian братский…
in Turkish dostça, kardeşçe…
in Chinese (Simplified) 兄弟的,手足的, 友好的,兄弟般的,亲如手足的…
in Polish braterski…
(Definition of fraternal from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of fraternal?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More meanings of “fraternal”

Definitions of “fraternal” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

exercise

physical activity that you do to make your body strong and healthy

Word of the Day

Byronic, Orwellian and Darwinian: adjectives from names.

by Liz Walter,
April 15, 2015
Becoming an adjective is a strange kind of memorial, but it is often a sign of a person having had real influence on the world. Science is full of examples, from Hippocrates, the Greek medic born around 460 BC, who gave his name to the Hippocratic Oath still used by doctors today,

Read More 

bio-inspiration noun

April 13, 2015
the adoption of patterns and structures found in nature for the purposes of engineering, manufacturing, science, etc. The MIT researchers actually aren’t the only robotics team to turn to cheetahs for bio-inspiration.

Read More