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ˈnɛf yu; esp. Brit. ˈnɛv yunephew

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. nephew(noun)

    a son of your brother or sister

Wiktionary

  1. nephew(Noun)

    A son of one's sibling, brother-in-law, or sister-in-law; either a son of one's brother (fraternal nephew) or a son of one's sister (sororal nephew).

    Etymology: From nevew, neveu, from neveu, from nepotem, accusative of nepos, from nepot-. Cognate with nefa. More at neve.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nephew(noun)

    a grandson or grandchild, or remoter lineal descendant

    Etymology: [OE. neveu, nevou, nevu, fr. F. neveu, OF. also, nevou, L. nepos; akin to AS. nefa, D. neef, G. neffe, OHG. nevo, Icel. nefi a kinsman, Gr. ne`podes, pl., brood, young, Skr. nept grandson, descendant. 262. Cf. Niece, Nepotism.]

  2. Nephew(noun)

    a cousin

    Etymology: [OE. neveu, nevou, nevu, fr. F. neveu, OF. also, nevou, L. nepos; akin to AS. nefa, D. neef, G. neffe, OHG. nevo, Icel. nefi a kinsman, Gr. ne`podes, pl., brood, young, Skr. nept grandson, descendant. 262. Cf. Niece, Nepotism.]

  3. Nephew(noun)

    the son of a brother or a sister, or of a brother-in-law or sister-in-law

    Etymology: [OE. neveu, nevou, nevu, fr. F. neveu, OF. also, nevou, L. nepos; akin to AS. nefa, D. neef, G. neffe, OHG. nevo, Icel. nefi a kinsman, Gr. ne`podes, pl., brood, young, Skr. nept grandson, descendant. 262. Cf. Niece, Nepotism.]

Freebase

  1. Nephew

    Nephew is a Danish rock band, formed in 1996, in Århus. They had their breakthrough in 2004 with the release of their second album USADSB. The release coincided with lead singer Simon Kvamm's highly successful appearances on Danish television in the cult comedy show Drengene fra Angora, which helped boost the band's popularity. USADSB went double platinum in Denmark and spawned six hit singles. The band uses an unusual mixture of Danish and English in their lyrics; they started singing mostly in English with just a few Danish lyrics, but gradually, they have been using Danish more frequently in their songs. The band considers Depeche Mode as one of its major influences.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Nephew

    nev′ū, or nef′ū, n. the son of a brother or sister: (orig.) a grandson (so in New Test.):—fem. Niece. [O. Fr. neveu—L. nepos, nepotis, grandson, nephew; A.S. nefa, Ger. neffe, nephew.]

Editors Contribution

  1. nephew

    The son of one’s sibling.

    Submitted by dklajksdajsdaiuoiuoew on December 15, 2019  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of nephew in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of nephew in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of nephew in a Sentence

  1. Kristin Huang:

    I have a gay nephew. He doesn't want to get married.

  2. Tia Coleman:

    My heart is very heavy. Out of 11 of us, only two of us surviving – that’s me and my nephew, i lost all my children, my brother-in-law.

  3. Survivor Tia Coleman:

    I believe that a lot of people could have been spared, my heart is very heavy. Out of 11 of us, only two of us surviving – that’s me and my nephew.

  4. Terrence Howard:

    I am glad I can show the African-American community this is what you are doing to your son, this is what you are doing to your nephew, this is what you are doing to the kid down the street.

  5. Susan Zemser:

    He was a loving son, nephew and cousin, who was very community-minded. This tragedy has shocked us all in the worst way, and we wish to spend this time grieving with our close family and friends.

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