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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 ?
He was very soon aware that he had wandered into a world whose ways were not his ways and with whom he had no kinship.
Or, again, the deed of horror may be done, but done in ignorance, and the tie of kinship or friendship be discovered afterwards.
The blood rushed to Nancy's face and neck at this surprise and shame, for she had been bred up to regard even a distant kinship with crime as a dishonour.
To Konstantin the peasant was simply the chief partner in their common labor, and in spite of all the respect and the love, almost like that of kinship, he had for the peasant-- sucked in probably, as he said himself, with the milk of his peasant nurse--still as a fellow-worker with him, while sometimes enthusiastic over the vigor, gentleness, and justice of these men, he was very often, when their common labors called for other qualities, exasperated with the peasant for his carelessness, lack of method, drunkenness, and lying.
In the matter of wills, personal qualities were subordinate to the great fundamental fact of blood; and to be determined in the distribution of your property by caprice, and not make your legacies bear a direct ratio to degrees of kinship, was a prospective disgrace that would have embittered her life.
I suppose," Wingrave continued, "that I was born with the usual moral sentiments, and the usual feelings of kinship towards my fellow creatures.
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.
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 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.
He wondered idly if it felt as bad as he felt, and was feebly amused at the thought of kinship that somehow penetrated his fancy.
He saw me, but there was no kinship between us, and with him, at least, no sympathy of understanding; for he cowered perceptibly and dragged himself on.
And while he is not unresponsive to the majestic greatness of Nature in her vast forms and vistas, he is never impelled, like Byron, to claim with them the kinship of a haughty elemental spirit.