3. One of the same kind, or of the same condition; generally used adjectively; as, sister fruits. Pope.
Sister Block (Naut.), a tackle block having two sheaves, one above the other. Sister hooks, a
pair of hooks fitted together, the shank of one forming a mousing for the other; called also match
hook. Sister of charity, Sister of mercy. (R. C. Ch.) See under Charity, and Mercy.
(Sis"ter), v. t. To be sister to; to resemble closely. [Obs.] Shak.
(Sis"ter*hood) n. [Sister + hood.]
1. The state or relation of being a sister; the office or duty of a sister.
She . . . abhorr'dDaniel.
Her proper blood, and left to do the part
Of sisterhood, to do that of a wife.
2. A society of sisters; a society of women united in one faith or order; sisters, collectively. "A sisterhood
of holy nuns." Shak.
The fair young flowers . . . a beauteous sisterhood.Bryant.
(Sis"ter*ing), a. Contiguous. [Obs.] Shak.
(Sis"ter-in-law`) n.; pl. Sisters-in-law The sister of one's husband or wife; also, the wife of
one's brother; sometimes, the wife of one's husband's or wife's brother.
(Sis"ter*ly), a. Like a sister; becoming a sister, affectionate; as, sisterly kindness; sisterly remorse.
Sistine chapel, a chapel in the Vatican at Rome, built by Pope Sixtus IV., and decorated with frescoes
by Michael Angelo and others.
(Sis"tine) a.[It. sistino.] Of or pertaining to Pope Sixtus.
(Sis"tren) n. pl. Sisters. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(||Sis"trum) [L., fr. Gr. from to shake.] (Mus.) An instrument consisting of a thin metal frame,
through which passed a number of metal rods, and furnished with a handle by which it was shaken and
made to rattle. It was peculiarly Egyptian, and used especially in the worship of Isis. It is still used in
(Sis`y*phe"an) a. Relating to Sisyphus; incessantly recurring; as, Sisyphean labors.
(Sis"y*phus) n. [L. Sisyphus, Sisyphus, fr. Gr. .] (Class. Myth.) A king of Corinth, son of Æolus,
famed for his cunning. He was killed by Theseus, and in the lower world was condemned by Pluto
to roll to the top of a hill a huge stone, which constantly rolled back again, making his task incessant.
(Sit) obs. 3d pers. sing. pres. of Sit, for sitteth.
(Sit), v. i. [imp. Sat archaic); p. p. Sat obs.); p. pr. & vb. n. Sitting.] [OE. sitten, AS. sittan; akin
to OS. sittian, OFries. sitta, D. zitten, G. sitzen, OHG. sizzen, Icel. sitja, SW. sitta, Dan. sidde,
Goth. sitan, Russ. sidiete, L. sedere, Gr. Skr. sad. &radic154. Cf. Assize, Cathedral, Chair,
Dissident, Excise, Insidious, Possess, Reside, Sanhedrim, Seance, Seat, n., Sedate, 4th Sell,
Siege, Session, Set, v. t., Sizar, Size, Subsidy.]