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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

sibling \sib"ling\ [sub + -ling.] (s[i^]b"l[i^]ng), n. a brother or a sister. Note: Siblings have at least one parent in common. Those related only by a common mother are uterine siblings; those related only by a common father are agnate siblings or consanguine siblings (a legal term). A sibling having both parents in common is a sibling-german or a full brother or full sister. These modifying terms are more commonly used for the more specific uterine brother, uterine sister, agnate brother, brother-german, etc. [PJC]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Brother \Broth"er\ (br[u^][th]"[~e]r), n.; pl. Brothers (br[u^][th]"[~e]rz) or Brethren (br[e^][th]"r[e^]n). See Brethren. [OE. brother, AS. br[=o][eth]or; akin to OS. brothar, D. broeder, OHG. pruodar, G. bruder, Icel. br[=o][eth]ir, Sw. & Dan. broder, Goth. br[=o][thorn]ar, Ir. brathair, W. brawd, pl. brodyr, Lith. brolis, Lett. brahlis, Russ. brat', Pol. & Serv. brat, OSlav. bratr[u^], L. frater, Skr. bhr[=a]t[.r], Zend bratar brother, Gr. fra`thr, fra`twr, a clansman. The common plural is Brothers; in the solemn style, Brethren, OE. pl. brether, bretheren, AS. dative sing. br[=e][eth]er, nom. pl. br[=o][eth]or, br[=o][eth]ru. [root]258. Cf. Friar, Fraternal.] 1. A male person who has the same father and mother with another person, or who has one of them only. In the latter case he is more definitely called a half brother, or brother of the half blood. Note: A brother having the same mother but different fathers is called a uterine brother, and one having the same father but a different mother is called an agnate brother, or in (Law) a consanguine brother. A brother having the same father and mother is called a brother-german or full brother. The same modifying terms are applied to sister or sibling. [1913 Webster +PJC] Two of us in the churchyard lie, My sister and my brother. --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster] 2. One related or closely united to another by some common tie or interest, as of rank, profession, membership in a society, toil, suffering, etc.; -- used among judges, clergymen, monks, physicians, lawyers, professors of religion, etc. "A brother of your order." --Shak. [1913 Webster] We few, we happy few, we band of brothers, For he to-day that sheds his blood with me Shall be my brother. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. One who, or that which, resembles another in distinctive qualities or traits of character. [1913 Webster] He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster. --Prov. xviii. 9. [1913 Webster] That April morn Of this the very brother. --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster] Note: In Scripture, the term brother is applied to a kinsman by blood more remote than a son of the same parents, as in the case of Abraham and Lot, Jacob and Laban. In a more general sense, brother or brethren is used for fellow-man or fellow-men. [1913 Webster] For of whom such massacre Make they but of their brethren, men of men? --Milton. [1913 Webster] Brother Jonathan, a humorous designation for the people of the United States collectively. The phrase is said to have originated from Washington's referring to the patriotic Jonathan Trumbull, governor of Connecticut, as "Brother Jonathan." Blood brother. See under Blood. [1913 Webster]
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

UTERINE BROTHER, domestic relations. A brother by the mother's side.