kinswoman


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kins·wom·an

 (kĭnz′wo͝om′ən)
n.
1. A female relative.
2. A woman sharing the same racial, cultural, or national background as another.

kins•wom•an

(ˈkɪnzˌwʊm ən)

n., pl. -wom•en.
1. a female relative.
2. a woman of the same nationality or ethnic group.
[1350–1400]

kinsman,

kinswoman

etc see kin
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.kinswoman - a female relative
aunt, auntie, aunty - the sister of your father or mother; the wife of your uncle
female sibling - a person's sister
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"
niece - a daughter of your brother or sister

kinswoman

noun
A person connected to another person by blood or marriage:
Translations
príbuzná

kinswoman

[ˈkɪnzˌwʊmən] N (kinswomen (pl)) → familiar f

kinswoman

[ˈkɪnzwʊmən] nparente f

kinswoman

n pl <-women> → Verwandte f

kinswoman

[ˈkɪnzˌwʊmən] n (-women (pl)) (old) → congiunta
References in classic literature ?
You are welcome, my child, for the present, to such a home as your kinswoman can offer you.
There she stands to avouch it Nay, blush not, kinswoman, there is no shame in loving a courtly knight better than a country franklin and do not laugh neither, Rowena, for grave-clothes and a thin visage are, God knows, no matter of merriment Nay, an thou wilt needs laugh, I will find thee a better jest Give me thy hand, or rather lend it me, for I but ask it in the way of friendship.
Fogg," said Aouda, rising and seizing his hand, "do you wish at once a kinswoman and friend?
So also have I, even though, in a way, I am your kinswoman.
This was certainly very plain English, nor did Julia misunderstand a syllable of what he said--but it was entirely new and unexpected to her; she had lived with Charles Weston with the confidence of a kinswoman, but had never dreamt of him as a lover.
Well, 'tis a chance for the maid Still, if 'twere the doing again, I wouldn't let her go till I had found out whether the gentleman is really a good-hearted young man and choice over her as his kinswoman.
There were certain things that had to be done, and if done at all, done handsomely and thoroughly; and one of these, in the old New York code, was the tribal rally around a kinswoman about to be eliminated from the tribe.
And this was the only allusion that the young man was ever to hear her make to his invidious kinswoman.
My dear Princess Catherine Semenovna," began Prince Vasili impatiently, "I came here not to wrangle with you, but to talk about your interests as with a kinswoman, a good, kind, true relation.
At his cry of rapture the other lads looked up and smiled involuntarily, for the little kinswoman standing there above was a winsome sight with her shy, soft eyes, bright hair, and laughing face.
She came to my sisters to show it off, before she was presented in state by my Lady Binkie, the Haggistoun's kinswoman.
After some time, as she was telling some stories of one that was transported but a few weeks ago, I began in an intimate kind of way to ask her to tell me something of her own story, which she did with the utmost plainness and sincerity; how she had fallen into very ill company in London in her young days, occasioned by her mother sending her frequently to carry victuals and other relief to a kinswoman of hers who was a prisoner in Newgate, and who lay in a miserable starving condition, was afterwards condemned to be hanged, but having got respite by pleading her belly, dies afterwards in the prison.