What does cousin mean?

Definitions for cousin
ˈkʌz əncousin

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cousin, first cousin, cousin-german, full cousin(noun)

    the child of your aunt or uncle

Wiktionary

  1. cousin(Noun)

    The son or daughter of a person's uncle or aunt; a first cousin.

    Etymology: From cosin, from consobrinus, from com- + sobrinus

  2. cousin(Noun)

    Any relation who is not a direct ancestor or descendant; one more distantly related than an uncle, aunt, granduncle, grandaunt, nephew, niece, grandnephew, grandniece, etc.

    Etymology: From cosin, from consobrinus, from com- + sobrinus

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cousin(noun)

    one collaterally related more remotely than a brother or sister; especially, the son or daughter of an uncle or aunt

    Etymology: [F. cousin, LL. cosinus, cusinus, contr. from L. consobrinus the child of a mother's sister, cousin; con- + sobrinus a cousin by the mother's side, a form derived fr. soror (for sosor) sister. See Sister, and cf. Cozen, Coz.]

  2. Cousin(noun)

    a title formerly given by a king to a nobleman, particularly to those of the council. In English writs, etc., issued by the crown, it signifies any earl

    Etymology: [F. cousin, LL. cosinus, cusinus, contr. from L. consobrinus the child of a mother's sister, cousin; con- + sobrinus a cousin by the mother's side, a form derived fr. soror (for sosor) sister. See Sister, and cf. Cozen, Coz.]

  3. Cousin(noun)

    allied; akin

    Etymology: [F. cousin, LL. cosinus, cusinus, contr. from L. consobrinus the child of a mother's sister, cousin; con- + sobrinus a cousin by the mother's side, a form derived fr. soror (for sosor) sister. See Sister, and cf. Cozen, Coz.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cousin

    kuz′n, n. formerly a kinsman generally; now, the son or daughter of an uncle or aunt: a term used by a sovereign in addressing another, or to one of his own noblemen: something kindred or related to another.—ns. Cous′in-ger′man, a first cousin: something closely related; Cous′inhood, Cous′inship.—adj. Cous′inly, like, or having the relation of, a cousin.—n. Cous′inry, cousins collectively.—First cousins, children of brothers and sisters—also called Cousins-german, Full cousins; First cousin once removed, the son or daughter of a cousin-german—sometimes loosely called Second cousin; Second cousins, the children of first cousins. [Fr.,—L. consobrinuscon, sig. connection, and sobrinus for sororinus, applied to the children of sisters—soror, a sister.]

Editors Contribution

  1. cousin

    First cousin.

    Submitted by pp7656998 on February 14, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'cousin' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4039

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'cousin' in Nouns Frequency: #1595

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cousin in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cousin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of cousin in a Sentence

  1. Ryan Mauro:

    ISIL's focus on justifying killing Shiites is because it is being pressed by Shiite forces in Iraq and Syria, iSIL is hoping to enlist Sunnis by framing its jihad as part of a prophetic battle where the Shiites and Jews eventually unite behind the Antichrist. Fanning the flames of the Sunni-Shia split, which dates to shortly after the death of Mohammad, benefits ISIS by helping it recruit Sunnis, Mauro said. And the terror group's leadership appears to believe a final battle has been prophecized. Worldwide, Sunnis make up about 85 percent of the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims. Sunnis, who believe the true lineage of Mohammad lies with those who most closely followed his teachings, control powerful Muslim nations including Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Turkey and Pakistan. In addition, most Muslims in Africa are Sunnis. Shia Muslims are a relatively small minority of Shia Muslims, concentrated in Iran and Iraq. Shia Muslims believe bloodlines, not devotion, dictate the prophet’s line of successors. Throughout history, Shia Muslims have rejected the authority of Muslim leaders elected by the people, instead following a line of clerics Shia Muslims consider to have been appointed by Mohammad or Allah. The divide goes back to the period following Mohammad’s death in 632, when his close confidante Abu Bakr became the first Caliph of the Islamic nation. Shias believed the rightful heir was Mohammad’s cousin and son-in-law, Ali bin Abu Talib. Both sects have spawned more than their share of terrorists, though the terror organizations operate differently. Al Qaeda, ISIS, Al-Shebab and Boko Haram are Sunni organizations, while Iranian-sponsored terrorist groups, including Hezbollah, are Shia. The 13th issue of Dabiq, a copy of which was provided to FoxNews.com by the Middle East Media Research Institute( MEMRI), is titled The Rafidah : From Ibn Saba' To the Dajjal. The Rafidah is derogatory term for Shia Muslims that translates to.

  2. Jason Rivera:

    I was thinking that me and my cousin we're going to die, me too.

  3. Devin Allen:

    You know someone's cousin, someone's friend knows this friend. It's a very small city. So when Freddie Gray passed, I didn't know him personally but I know people that knew him.

  4. Debi Krezel:

    I ’m very, very upset about this, being a daughter, a sister, niece and cousin of veterans and first responders –( as well as) an American and a taxpayer – why are my rights and my child’s rights being taken away ?

  5. Mark Naison:

    It's not just that guy over there, you could be beating my cousin or my boyfriend.

Images & Illustrations of cousin

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Translations for cousin

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  • بنت خال, بنت عم, ابن خالة, ابن عمة, بنت خالة, بنت عمة, ابن خال, ابن عم, ولد عمArabic
  • стрые́чная сястра́, кузэ́н, кузі́на, стрые́чны братBelarusian
  • братовче́дка, братовче́дBulgarian
  • cosí, cosinaCatalan, Valencian
  • bratranec, sestřeniceCzech
  • cefnder, cyfnitherWelsh
  • kusine, fætterDanish
  • entfernte Verwandte, Vetter, Cousine, Kusine, Base, Cousin, entfernter VerwandterGerman
  • daa, fo, tsɛEwe
  • ξάδερφος, [[μακρινός]] [[ξάδερφος]]Greek
  • kuziĉo, kuzino, gekuzo, virkuzo, kuzoEsperanto
  • primo, primaSpanish
  • onutütar, nõbu, onupoeg, tädipoeg, täditütarEstonian
  • lehengusu, lehengusinaBasque
  • دخترعمه, پسردائی, پسرعمو, پسرعمه, دخترخاله, دختردائی, دخترعمو, پسرخالهPersian
  • pikkuserkku, sukulainen, serkkuFinnish
  • systkinabarnFaroese
  • cousine, cousinFrench
  • col ceathrair, col ceatharIrish
  • co-oghaScottish Gaelic
  • primo, prima, curmán, curmáGalician
  • בן-דודה, בת-דוד, דּוֹדָן, בת-דודה, דּוֹדָנִית, בן-דודHebrew
  • चचेरा भाईHindi
  • unokatestvérHungarian
  • զարմիկ, զարմուհիArmenian
  • sepupuIndonesian
  • kuzulo, kuzino, kuzoIdo
  • frændi, frænkaIcelandic
  • cugino, cuginaItalian
  • いとこ, 従兄弟, 従姉妹Japanese
  • illoq, illooraq, illukKalaallisut, Greenlandic
  • ជីដូនមួយKhmer
  • ಸೋದರಸಂಬಂಧಿKannada
  • 사촌Korean
  • ئامۆزاKurdish
  • kenderow, keniterowCornish
  • consobrina, patruelis, frater patruelis, consobrinus, soror patruelisLatin
  • pusbrolis, pusseserėLithuanian
  • brālēns, māsīcaLatvian
  • бра́тучед, брату́чедкаMacedonian
  • sepupuMalay
  • kozijn, neef, volle nicht, nicht, volle neefDutch
  • fetter, kusine, søskenbarnNorwegian
  • cosina, cosinOccitan
  • kuzyn, kuzynkaPolish
  • primo, primaPortuguese
  • cusregna, cusrin, cusdrina, cusregn, cusrina, cusdrinRomansh
  • vară, vărRomanian
  • двою́родный брат, ро́дственница, двою́родная сестра́, кузе́н, кузи́на, ро́дственникRussian
  • fradili, fradibi, fradile, fradiriSardinian
  • oambealle, vilbealle, oarpmealle, vilbaNorthern Sami
  • братић, rođak, братучед, bratić, bratučeda, drugobratučed, rođaka, другобратучеда, рођак, рођака, братучеда, bratučed, другобратучед, drugobratučedaSerbo-Croatian
  • bratranec, sesternicaSlovak
  • bratranec, sestričnaSlovene
  • kusinSwedish
  • binamuSwahili
  • బంధువుTelugu
  • ลูกพี่ลูกน้องThai
  • pinsanTagalog
  • amcaoğlu, dayıçocuğu, dayıoğlu, teyzeoğlu, dayıkızı, teyzekızı, amcaçocuğu, halaçocuğu, halaoğlu, amcakızı, halakızı, teyzeçocuğu, hala kızıTurkish
  • кузи́на, двою́рідний брат, брат у пе́рших, двою́рідна сестра́, кузе́нUkrainian
  • em họ, anh họ, chị họVietnamese
  • hiköstil, jiköstil, köst, hiköst, köstil, jiköstVolapük
  • cuzén, cuzeneWalloon
  • 表姐Chinese

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