• WordNet 3.6
    • n kinship 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"
    • n kinship (anthropology) relatedness or connection by blood or marriage or adoption
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Kinship Family relationship.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n kinship Relationship; consanguinity; generic affinity.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Kinship relationship
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In literature:

We may feel a closer sense of kinship with them on that account.
"Michelangelo" by Estelle M. Hurll
Before proceeding further, let us see what kinship means.
"Anthropology" by Robert Marett
As is well known, the basis of the Indian social organization was the kinship system.
"Indian Linguistic Families Of America, North Of Mexico" by John Wesley Powell
She felt a close kinship to all those women who had lost someone they loved in the War.
"What Timmy Did" by Marie Adelaide Belloc Lowndes
Not even for her, and far less for any other human being, did he feel kinship at this time.
"The Dreamer" by Mary Newton Stanard
These two examples make it abundantly evident that kinship is with us a matter of law.
"Kinship Organisations and Group Marriage in Australia" by Northcote W. Thomas
He writes of painters because he has a kinship with them.
"An Introduction to the Study of Browning" by Arthur Symons
Their original kinship and united struggles had long been forgotten.
"A history of China., [3d ed. rev. and enl.]" by Wolfram Eberhard
Gunnar gave them a hearty welcome, for the bonds of kinship were close between them.
"The story of Burnt Njal" by Anonymous
It is the divine quality of kinship that it produces pity even for what is purely evil.
"The Zeit-Geist" by Lily Dougall

In poetry:

"Drink, dull slave!" the Spartan said,
"Drink, until the Helot clod
"Feel within him subtly bred
"Kinship to the drunken God!
"The Helot" by Isabella Valancy Crawford
So, though I straight repictured plain
All he had said, it seemed to me,
Recalled from slumber, to retain
No kinship with reality.
"At The Gate Of The Convent" by Alfred Austin
A deathless kinship — a relation,
A brotherhood that knows no bounds,
Pervading earth in every station
Where e'er the human form is found.
"Admonition" by James Madison Bell
Poppy and rose declare
Our kinship in the league of earth and air.
The petals pushed apart
Are somehow in my heart,
And the far bird sings passionately there.
"Careless" by George Sterling
God, what a world, if men in street and mart,
Felt that same kinship of the human heart,
Which makes them, in the face of fire and flood,
Rise to the meaning of True Brotherhood.
"Brotherhood" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Is it the secret kinship which each new life is given
To link it by an age-long chain to those whose lives are through,
That wheresoever he may go, by fate or fancy driven,
The home-star rises in his heart to keep the compass true?
"Wet Weather" by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay

In news:

In last appearance in NYC, Dalai Lama discusses meaning of kinship .
However these households may be structured, the Sonoma Kinship Family Center exists to provide them with assistance and support.
The Kinship Between Talk Radio and Rap.
Israeli teens with Turner's find hope and kinship in Malibu.
Kinship of Greater Minneapolis.
Kinship Program keeps families together.
Mormons outside of Utah feel a kinship , pride with Romney.
Four days of screenings highlight the kinship of music and cinema at the Chicago International Movies & Music Festival.
Viewing Elections Through Kinship, Entrepreneurship, and Markets.
Our Kinship with Animals, Our Call to Defend Them at Books Inc on June 24.
A deep sense of kinship with Virginia Woolf .
Applications are now being accepted for the Kinship Conservation program until Jan 26.
Jenny is an 11-year-old in the Brainerd area waiting to be matched with a Kinship Partner.
Everyone loves a potluck gathering for the fun, kinship, and really good food.
Many iReporters feel a kinship to Harry Potter , having literally grown up with the character.

In science:

However, in a semantic network (or multi-relational network), the vertices can be connected to each other by a heterogeneous set of relationships such as friendship, kinship, collaboration, communication, etc.
Grammar-Based Random Walkers in Semantic Networks
On the theoretical side, this study leans on one account of how social scientists understand the distinction between preference separability and nonseparability, issues that merit attention given their kinship (and lack thereof ) with the quantum mechanical meanings of those terms.
Some Quantum-Like Features of Mass Politics in Two-Party Systems
Defined over the real numbers, this space has deep kinships with spatial models in political science, including its depiction of distance, which is Euclidean.
Some Quantum-Like Features of Mass Politics in Two-Party Systems
Furthermore the principle of equivalence doesn’t establish clearly the kinship between inertial and gravitational fields.
Rigid motions and generalized Newtonian gravitation. Lost in Translation
Finally, the kinship between the BG-SF critical points in 1D and 2D suggests that one could try to approach the strong-coupling critical point in 2D via an expansion around 1D where the BG-SF fixed point happens to be located at zero disorder.
Dual theory of the superfluid-Bose glass transition in disordered Bose-Hubbard model in one and two dimensions