kinsman


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kins·man

 (kĭnz′mən)
n.
1. A male relative.
2. A man sharing the same racial, cultural, or national background as another.

kinsman

(ˈkɪnzmən)
n, pl -men
1. a blood relation or a relation by marriage
2. a member of the same race, tribe, or ethnic stock
ˈkinsˌwoman fem n

kins•man

(ˈkɪnz mən)

n., pl. -men.
1. a relative, esp. a male.
2. a person of the same nationality or ethnic group, esp. a male.
[1100–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.kinsman - a male relative
relative, relation - a person related by blood or marriage; "police are searching for relatives of the deceased"; "he has distant relations back in New Jersey"
male sibling - a sibling who is male
nephew - a son of your brother or sister
uncle - the brother of your father or mother; the husband of your aunt

kinsman

kinswoman
noun relative, relation, blood relative, fellow tribesman, fellow clansman Their kinsmen had suffered in silence.

kinsman

noun
A person connected to another person by blood or marriage:
Translations
قَريب، نَسيب
slægtning
nőrokon
ættingiblaîsöluturnsímaklefi
erkek/kadın akraba

kinsman

[ˈkɪnzmən] N (kinsmen (pl)) → familiar m, pariente m

kinsman

[ˈkɪnzmən] nparent m
a distant kinsman → un parent éloigné

kinsman

n pl <-men> → Verwandte(r) m

kinsman

[ˈkɪnzmən] n (-men (pl)) (old) → congiunto

kin

(kin) noun plural
persons of the same family; one's relations.
adjective
related.
ˈkinsfolk (ˈinz-) noun plural
one's relations.
ˈkinsman (ˈkinz-) , ˈkinswoman (ˈkinz-) plurals ˈkinsmen, ~ˈkinswomen nouns
a man or a woman of the same family as oneself.
next of kin
one's nearest relative(s).
References in classic literature ?
This I say in all sincerity, and with a single purpose, as any kinsman might do.
Old lodgers like myself soon grow as attached to our chattels as to a kinsman.
Then for his kinsman, there is no better way than that you should seek the Advocate, tell him your tale, and offer testimony; whether he may take it or not, is quite another matter, and will turn on the D.
You see," he suddenly said, "I am a kinsman of the count's and he has been very kind to me.
If his excellency had been at home, as a kinsman he would of course.
or that I do not now rejoice, when it is deemed consistent with the dues of public justice and the welfare of society that this dear kinsman, this early friend, this nature so delicately and beautifully constituted,--so unfortunate, let us pronounce him, and forbear to say, so guilty,--that our own Clifford, in fine, should be given back to life, and its possibilities of enjoyment?
Without premeditation, to her own surprise, and indeed terror, she had given vent, for once, to the inveteracy of her resentment, cherished against this kinsman for thirty years.
On the contrary, as you must do me the justice to own, I have constantly expressed my readiness to double or treble your resources, whenever you should make up your mind to accept any kindness of that nature at the hands of your kinsman.
minister and kinsman of a petty kinglet under the Chou dynasty, whose `Li Sao', literally translated `Falling into Trouble', is partly autobiography and partly imagination.
And, to say truth, in nature it is much a like matter; insomuch that we see a nephew sometimes resembleth an uncle, or a kinsman, more than his own parent; as the blood happens.
In the course of these researches she stumbles over something, and turning her glass in that direction, sees her kinsman lying on the ground like a felled tree.
And may those Extracts (Miss Clack fervently hopes) sound as the blast of a trumpet in the ears of her respected kinsman, Mr.