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 ?
Unfortunately (without design, or only with such instinctive design as gives no account of itself to the intellect) Phoebe, just at the critical moment, drew back; so that her highly respectable kinsman, with his body bent over the counter and his lips protruded, was betrayed into the rather absurd predicament of kissing the empty air.
Miss Ophelia, with characteristic strength and self-control, had remained with her kinsman to the last,--all eye, all ear, all attention; doing everything of the little that could be done, and joining with her whole soul in the tender and impassioned prayers which the poor slave had poured forth for the soul of his dying master.
He was a lord, and had killed another lord, a sort of kinsman of the queen.
Now, get my horse,' she said, addressing her unknown kinsman as she would one of the stable-boys at the Grange.
said the Jew; ``in Sheffield I can harbour with my kinsman Zareth, and find some means of travelling forth with safety.
The king made me a present to the value of about two hundred pounds English, and my protector, his kinsman, as much more, together with a letter of recommendation to a friend of his in Lagado, the metropolis.
Observe, too, that the stately Moor who is in that corridor is King Marsilio of Sansuena, who, having seen the Moor's insolence, at once orders him (though his kinsman and a great favourite of his) to be seized and given two hundred lashes, while carried through the streets of the city according to custom, with criers going before him and officers of justice behind; and here you see them come out to execute the sentence, although the offence has been scarcely committed; for among the Moors there are no indictments nor remands as with us.
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.
This I say in all sincerity, and with a single purpose, as any kinsman might do.
Some kinsman doubtless, Newly returned from foreign lands and fallen Upon a house without a host to greet him?
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.