brotherhood vs union what difference

what is difference between brotherhood and union

English

Etymology

From Middle English brotherhod, equivalent to brother +‎ -hood, from earlier brotherhede, alteration (influenced by suffixes in -hood, -head) of Early Middle English brotherrede (brotherhood, fraternity), from Old English brōþorrǣden (brotherhood, fellowship), equivalent to brother +‎ -red (see brotherred). More at brother, -red.

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈbɹʌðɚhʊd/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈbɹʌðəhʊd/
  • Hyphenation: broth‧er‧hood

Noun

brotherhood (countable and uncountable, plural brotherhoods)

  1. The state of being brothers or a brother.
  2. An association for any purpose, such as a society of monks; a fraternity.
  3. The whole body of persons engaged in the same business, especially those of the same profession
  4. People, or (poetically) things, of the same kind.
    • 1800, William Wordsworth, s:Degenerate Douglas
      a brotherhood of venerable trees

Synonyms

  • fraternity, association, fellowship, sodality, brethren

Hypernyms

  • (state): siblinghood

Translations

See also

  • sisterhood

Further reading

  • brotherhood in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • brotherhood in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
  • brotherhood at OneLook Dictionary Search


English

Etymology

From Middle English unyoun, from Old French union, from Late Latin ūniō, ūniōnem (oneness, unity), from Latin ūnus (one).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈjuːn.jən/, /ˈjuː.ni.ən/

Noun

union (countable and uncountable, plural unions)

  1. (countable) The act of uniting or joining two or more things into one.
  2. (countable) The state of being united or joined; a state of unity or harmony.
  3. (countable) That which is united, or made one; something formed by a combination or coalition of parts or members; a confederation; a consolidated body; a league.
  4. (countable) A trade union; a workers’ union.
  5. (countable) An association of students at a university for social and/or political purposes; also in some cases a debating body.
  6. (countable) A joint or other connection uniting parts of machinery, such as pipes.
  7. (countable, set theory) The set containing all of the elements of two or more sets.
  8. (countable) The act or state of marriage.
  9. (uncountable, archaic, euphemistic) Sexual intercourse.
  10. (countable, programming) A data structure that can store any of various types of item, but only one at a time.
  11. (countable, now rare, archaic) A large, high-quality pearl.
  12. (historical) An affiliation of several parishes for joint support and management of their poor; also the jointly-owned workhouse.

Synonyms

  • (the act of uniting): junction, coalition, combination

Derived terms

Related terms

  • reunion
  • reunification
  • unify
  • unity

Translations

Verb

union (third-person singular simple present unions, present participle unioning, simple past and past participle unioned)

  1. To combine sets using the union operation.

See also

  • intersection
  • Wikipedia article about unions in set theory

Adjective

union (comparative more union, superlative most union)

  1. Belonging to, represented by, or otherwise pertaining to a labour union.
    Actors have to be union to get work here.

Anagrams

  • iunno

Danish

Etymology

Borrowed from Late Latin ūniō, ūniōnem (oneness, unity), from Latin ūnus (one).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /uniˈoˀn/

Noun

union c (singular definite unionen, plural indefinite unioner)

  1. union

Inflection

Derived terms

  • personalunion
  • realunion

Further reading

  • “union” in Den Danske Ordbog
  • “union” in Ordbog over det danske Sprog

Dutch

Etymology

Borrowed from Late Latin ūniō, ūniōnem (oneness, unity), from Latin ūnus (one). Doublet of unie.

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: u‧ni‧on

Noun

union m (plural unions)

  1. (US, obsolete) A trade union.
    Synonyms: syndicaat, vakbond

Esperanto

Noun

union

  1. accusative singular of unio

French

Etymology

From Old French union, borrowed from Late Latin ūniō, ūniōnem (oneness, unity), from Latin ūnus (one).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /y.njɔ̃/

Noun

union f (plural unions)

  1. union

Derived terms

Descendants

  • German: Union

Further reading

  • “union” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Friulian

Noun

union f (plural unions)

  1. union

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

Borrowed from Late Latin ūniō, ūniōnem (oneness, unity), from Latin ūnus (one).

Noun

union m (definite singular unionen, indefinite plural unioner, definite plural unionene)

  1. union (of a political nature)

Derived terms

  • Sovjetunionen

References

  • “union” in The Bokmål Dictionary.
  • “union” in Det Norske Akademis ordbok (NAOB).

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

Borrowed from Late Latin ūniō, ūniōnem (oneness, unity), from Latin ūnus (one).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʉnɪˈuːn/

Noun

union m (definite singular unionen, indefinite plural unionar, definite plural unionane)

  1. union (a political entity consisting of two or more state that are united)
  2. (mathematics) union (the set containing all of the elements of two or more sets.)

Derived terms

  • Sovjetunionen

References

  • “union” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Occitan

Etymology

Borrowed from Late Latin ūniō, ūniōnem (oneness, unity), from Latin ūnus (one).

Pronunciation

Noun

union f (plural unions)

  1. union

Related terms

  • unir

References

  • “union” in Dicod’òc

Old French

Etymology

Borrowed from Late Latin ūniō, ūniōnem (oneness, unity), from Latin ūnus (one).

Proper noun

union f (nominative singular union)

  1. Trinity (God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit)

Synonyms

  • Trinité

Descendants

  • English: union
  • French: union

Papiamentu

Etymology

From Spanish unión, ultimately from Latin ūnus (one).

Noun

union

  1. union

Piedmontese

Alternative forms

  • üniun

Etymology

Borrowed from Late Latin ūniō, ūniōnem (oneness, unity), from Latin ūnus (one).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /yˈnjuŋ/

Noun

union f (plural union)

  1. union

Swedish

Etymology

Borrowed from Late Latin ūniō, ūniōnem (oneness, unity), from Latin ūnus (one).

Pronunciation

Noun

union c

  1. union (a body with many members)

Declension

Derived terms

  • unionsupplösning

See also

  • fackförening
  • federation
  • förbund
  • förening
  • kår
  • studentkår

Further reading

  • union in Svenska Akademiens ordlista (SAOL)

Venetian

Etymology

Borrowed from Late Latin ūniō, ūniōnem (oneness, unity), from Latin ūnus (one).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /uˈnjoŋ/

Noun

union f (invariable)

  1. union

Related terms

  • unir

Welsh

Etymology

un (one) +‎ iawn (right, correct)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɪnjɔn/
    Note: Despite being written as u, the vowel here is /ɪ/ in all parts of Wales.

Adjective

union (feminine singular union, plural union, equative unioned, comparative unionach, superlative unionaf)

  1. exact

Derived terms

  • unioni (to straighten; to rectify, to redress)

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