noun kin·ship \ˈkin-ˌship\

: the state of being related to the people in your family

: a feeling of being close or connected to other people

Full Definition of KINSHIP

:  the quality or state of being kin :  relationship

Examples of KINSHIP

  1. He feels a strong kinship with other survivors of the war.
  2. feelings of kinship between the team's players and their fans

First Known Use of KINSHIP


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KINSHIP Defined for Kids


noun kin·ship \ˈkin-ˌship\

Definition of KINSHIP for Kids

:  the quality or state of being related <We just learned of our kinship.>


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