What does cousin mean?

Definitions for cousin
ˈkʌz əncousin

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word cousin.

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

    A relative of The same line and generation With Who a person have one or more same Grandparents or Great-Grandparents/Ancestors in The Common, other than The parents, thus, The First Cousins have The Same Grandparents in The Common, The Second Cousins have The Same Great-Grandparents in The Common, The Third Cousins have The Same Great-Great-Grandparents in The Common, The Remoted Cousins have The Same Remoted Ancestors in The Common etc.

    Cousins more Remoted than The Brothers Are.

    Submitted by fcatana14@gmail.com on September 11, 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. Elissa Wall:

    I was now the property of my cousin. And no matter how resistant I was to him, his job was to get me into submission as quickly as possible… Then the sexual abuse came later as he started to force himself on me and force that my role as a wife was to be at his beck and call and to have his children. And when I became resistant to that, then the physical abuse started to take over. And I think the frustration of my cousin, his frustration of being judged for not being a good man because his wife wasn’t submissive and she wasn’t good — that all compounded the problem. i felt like something was going terribly wrong.

  2. Mohammed Safwan:

    My dad, my mum, my brothers, my elder sister and her children, my cousin and his son, a whole family of 12 people that left Izmir on a boat to Greece and then we learned the news yesterday.

  3. Secoriya Williamson:

    They say Black Lives Matter. You killed your own, they killed my baby because she crossed a barrier and made a U-turn ? You killed a child. She didnt do nothing to nobody. Black Lives Matter ? You killing youre own. You killed an 8-year-old child. She aintdid nothing to no one of yall. She just wanted to get home to see her cousin. Thats all she wanted to do.

  4. Senior Superintendentof Police Rao Anwar:

    I am going to share good news with you that a cousin of TTP chief Mullah Fazlullah has been killed, khursheed was involved in various incidents of terrorism, including attacks on education activist Malala Yousafzai as well as military and police in Karachi’s Quaidabad area.

  5. Alex LeBaron:

    We don't know why, though they had received indirect threats. We don't know who did it, my cousin was murdered with her children in the truck.

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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