English noun: kinship
|1.||kinship a close connection marked by community of interests or similarity in nature or character|
|Samples||Found a natural affinity with the immigrants.|
Felt a deep kinship with the other students.
Anthropology's kinship with the humanities.
|Narrower (hyponym)||rapport, resonance, sympathy|
|2.||kinship (anthropology) relatedness or connection by blood or marriage or adoption|
|Synonyms||family relationship, relationship|
|Narrower (hyponym)||affinity, affinity, birth, blood kinship, brotherhood, cognation, consanguinity, descent, fatherhood, filiation, line of descent, lineage, marital bed, marital relationship, maternity, motherhood, parentage, paternity, phylogenetic relation, sisterhood, sistership|