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kin·ship

 (kĭn′shĭp′)
n.
1. Connection by heredity, marriage, or adoption; family relationship.
2. Relationship by nature or character; affinity.

kinship

(ˈkɪnʃɪp)
n
1. blood relationship
2. the state of having common characteristics or a common origin

kin•ship

(ˈkɪn ʃɪp)

n.
1. the state of being kin; family relationship.
2. relationship by nature, qualities, etc.; affinity; likeness.
[1825–35]

kinship

family relationship or other close tie or relationship.
See also: Relationship

kinship

The way in which people are related by birth or through marriage in different societies.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.kinship - a close connection marked by community of interests or similarity in nature or characterkinship - a close connection marked by community of interests or similarity in nature or character; "found a natural affinity with the immigrants"; "felt a deep kinship with the other students"; "anthropology's kinship with the humanities"
relation - an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together
rapport, resonance - a relationship of mutual understanding or trust and agreement between people
sympathy - a relation of affinity or harmony between people; whatever affects one correspondingly affects the other; "the two of them were in close sympathy"
2.kinship - (anthropology) relatedness or connection by blood or marriage or adoptionkinship - (anthropology) relatedness or connection by blood or marriage or adoption
relation - an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together
anthropology - the social science that studies the origins and social relationships of human beings
phylogenetic relation, affinity - (biology) state of relationship between organisms or groups of organisms resulting in resemblance in structure or structural parts; "in anatomical structure prehistoric man shows close affinity with modern humans"
filiation, line of descent, lineage, descent - the kinship relation between an individual and the individual's progenitors
affinity - (anthropology) kinship by marriage or adoption; not a blood relationship
blood kinship, consanguinity, cognation - (anthropology) related by blood
parentage, birth - the kinship relation of an offspring to the parents
fatherhood, paternity - the kinship relation between an offspring and the father
motherhood, maternity - the kinship relation between an offspring and the mother
sisterhood, sistership - the kinship relation between a female offspring and the siblings
brotherhood - the kinship relation between a male offspring and the siblings
marital bed, marital relationship - the relationship between wife and husband

kinship

noun
1. relationship, kin, family ties, consanguinity, ties of blood, blood relationship the ties of kinship
2. similarity, relationship, association, bearing, connection, alliance, correspondence, affinity She evidently felt a sense of kinship with the woman.
Translations
血族関係
친족 관계

kinship

[ˈkɪnʃɪp] N [of family] → parentesco m (fig) → afinidad f

kinship

[ˈkɪnʃɪp] nparenté f
to feel a kinship with sb → se sentir des affinités avec qn, ressentir des affinités avec qn
a deep kinship with sb → de profondes affinités avec qn
to feel a deep kinship with sb → se sentir de profondes affinités avec qn, ressentir de profondes affinités avec qn
He felt a deep kinship with the other students → Il se sentait de profondes affinités avec les autres étudiants., Il ressentait de profondes affinités avec les autres étudiants.

kinship

nVerwandtschaft f; to feel kinship with somebodysich jdm verwandt fühlen

kinship

[ˈkɪnʃɪp] nparentela

kin·ship

n. [family relationship] parentesco.
References in classic literature ?
She felt convinced, as she opened her box, that this must be her aunt Osgood's opinion, for Miss Nancy's mind resembled her aunt's to a degree that everybody said was surprising, considering the kinship was on Mr.
I still have some kinship with you then, Mopo, and that I am glad of.
Or, again, the deed of horror may be done, but done in ignorance, and the tie of kinship or friendship be discovered afterwards.
It is more than a woman's love that moves us in a woman's eyes--it seems to be a far-off mighty love that has come near to us, and made speech for itself there; the rounded neck, the dimpled arm, move us by something more than their prettiness--by their close kinship with all we have known of tenderness and peace.
Deiphobus went up to him and said, "Aeneas, prince among the Trojans, if you know any ties of kinship, help me now to defend the body of your sister's husband; come with me to the rescue of Alcathous, who being husband to your sister brought you up when you were a child in his house, and now Idomeneus has slain him.
He had first heard from the old gentleman less than a year before, when Richard Salton had claimed kinship, stating that he had been unable to write earlier, as he had found it very difficult to trace his grand-nephew's address.
You can understand that our kinship makes it the more impossible for me to screen him in any way.
In this process the chamber and its furniture grew more and more dignified and luxurious; the shawl hanging at the window took upon itself the richness of tapestry; the brass handles of the chest of drawers were as golden knockers; and the carved bedposts seemed to have some kinship with the magnificent pillars of Solomon's temple.
Mingott had always professed a great admiration for Julius Beaufort, and there was a kind of kinship in their cool domineering way and their short-cuts through the conventions.
It seemed to her that they were akin, with the mysterious kinship of blood which makes it seem possible to interpret the sights which the eyes of the dead behold so intently, or even to believe that they look with us upon our present joys and sorrows.
Sprague indulged, preferring well-sanctioned quotations, and liking refinement of all kinds: it was generally known that he had some kinship to a bishop, and sometimes spent his holidays at "the palace.
Have not his attempted crimes against you and your husband forfeited whatever rights the bonds of kinship might have accorded him?