Definition of kinsman in English:

kinsman

noun

  • (in anthropological or formal use) a man who is one of a person's blood relations.

    • ‘Moses was delighted when he saw this kinsman, and happily stood opposite him to watch how he behaved.’
    • ‘His distant kinsman, Mr Enfield, tells him a story of a mysterious Mr Hyde.’
    • ‘Nathan ben Israel: Isaac's kind and wise kinsman, who offers him a place to stay near Templestowe.’
    • ‘Cedric and Athelstane discuss the possibility of a Saxon restoration during the upcoming uprising, and the need to start mobilizing and uniting their kinsmen.’
    • ‘Rowland Lacy, a kinsman of the earl of Lincoln, loves Rose, the daughter of the lord mayor of London.’
    • ‘He was apprenticed in London to a kinsman who was a draper and a member of the Ironmongers' Company, and later carried on trade there on his own account.’
    • ‘Like his kinsman, he practiced his art with the aid of the portable camera obscura, but his preternatural acuity and immaculate form carried his work to the edge of hallucination.’
    • ‘They pointed to their linguistic affinities "in convincing colonists to allow their 'kinsmen' to 'return home'".’
    • ‘On Sundays, Mr Utterson takes walks through the streets of London with Mr. Richard Enfield, a young businessman and distant kinsman.’
    • ‘Alan, in one display of this iconic sign system, explains the sign of crossed sticks with a silver button at their center that he leaves for a kinsman.’
    • ‘So, too, it is with families who through marriage extend their branches to offer protection to kinsmen, all the while remaining firmly rooted in the land.’
    relative, relation, blood relation, blood relative, family member, one's own flesh and blood, next of kin
    cousin, uncle, nephew
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Pronunciation:

kinsman

/ˈkɪnzmən/