kinship

  • 1 kinship — is one of the main organizing principles of human society, and kinship systems have been extensively studied by social anthropologists , for whom they are of particular importance because of their primacy in non state societies. Kinship systems… …

    Dictionary of sociology

  • 2 Kinship — Kin ship, n. Family relationship. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 kinship — I noun affiliation, affinity, association, bond, brotherhood, closeness, cognation, connection, consanguinity, family, family connection, kindredship, link, propinquity, relation, relationship, tie II index affiliation (bloodline), affinity… …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 kinship — (n.) by 1764, from KIN (Cf. kin) + SHIP (Cf. ship). A more pure word than relationship, which covers the same sense but is a hybrid …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 kinship — [n] family relationship affinity, blood, clan, family, flesh, folk, kin, kindred, lineage, relations, tribe; concepts 296,414,421 …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 kinship — ► NOUN 1) blood relationship. 2) a sharing of characteristics or origins …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 kinship — [kin′ship΄] n. [see KIN & SHIP] 1. family relationship 2. relationship; close connection …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 kinship — /kin ship/, n. 1. the state or fact of being of kin; family relationship. 2. relationship by nature, qualities, etc.; affinity. [1825 35; KIN + SHIP] Syn. 1. See relationship. 1, 2. connection. 2. bearing. * * * Socially recognized relationship… …

    Universalium

  • 9 Kinship — For other uses, see Kinship (disambiguation). Relationships …

    Wikipedia

  • 10 kinship — [[t]kɪ̱nʃɪp[/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT Kinship is the relationship between members of the same family. The ties of kinship may have helped the young man find his way in life. ...her kinship to the English King. 2) N UNCOUNT If you feel kinship with… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 kinship — kin|ship [ˈkınʃıp] n 1.) [U + with] literary a family relationship ▪ the ties of kinship 2.) [singular, U] a strong connection between people →↑rapport kinship between ▪ The sense of kinship between the two men is surprising. ▪ He felt a kinship …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 kinship — n. to feel (a) kinship with smb. * * * [ kɪnʃɪp] to feel (a) kinship with smb …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 13 kinship — kin|ship [ kın,ʃıp ] noun singular or uncount FORMAL 1. ) the fact of being related to someone: He claimed kinship with the one of the Scottish clans. 2. ) a strong feeling of being connected with another person or group of people: Many Russians… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 kinship — noun 1 (uncountable + with) literary a family relationship: the ties of kinship 2 (singular, uncountable) a strong connection between people (+ with/between): Poe shows his kinship with his literary ancestors …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 kinship — noun 1) the value of kinship in society Syn: family ties, blood ties, common ancestry, consanguinity 2) she felt kinship with the others Syn: affinity, sympathy, rapport, harmony, understanding, empathy, closeness …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 16 kinship — noun Kinship is used before these nouns: ↑relationship …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 17 kinship — noun 1》 blood relationship. 2》 a sharing of characteristics or origins: they felt a kinship with architects …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 18 kinship — UK [ˈkɪnʃɪp] / US [ˈkɪnˌʃɪp] noun [singular/uncountable] 1) a strong feeling of being connected with another person or group of people Many Russians felt a kinship with their fellow Slavs, the Serbs. 2) the fact of being related to someone …

    English dictionary

  • 19 kinship — /ˈkɪnʃɪp / (say kinship) noun 1. the state or fact of being of kin; family relationship. 2. relationship by nature, qualities, etc.; affinity …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 20 kinship — noun Date: 1833 the quality or state of being kin ; relationship …

    New Collegiate Dictionary