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Meaning of COUSIN

Pronunciation:  'kuzun

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the child of your aunt or uncle

COUSIN is a 6 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: cousin-german, first cousin, full cousin
 See Also: relation, relative



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Cous"in\ (k?z"'n), n. [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 (forsosor) sister. See {Sister}, and cf.
    {Cozen}, {Coz}.]
    1. One collaterally related more remotely than a brother or
       sister; especially, the son or daughter of an uncle or
    Note: The children of brothers and sisters are usually
          denominated first cousins, or cousins-german. In the
          second generation, they are called second cousins. See
          {Cater-cousin}, and {Quater-cousin}.
                Thou art, great lord, my father's sister's son, A
                cousin-german to great Priam's seed. --Shak.
    2. 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.
             My noble lords and cousins, all, good morrow.
  2. \Cous"in\, n.
    Allied; akin. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing your cousin in your dream, represents something or some aspect of your character that is somewhat familiar. Perhaps you need to spend more time in cultivating and developing some emerging ability or character. In particular, if you dream that your cousin is ignoring you indicates that you are not acknowledging some aspect of yourself that is represented by your cousin. Dreaming that you or your sibling is in love with a cousin, represents your acceptance of each other and that you have acknowledge and embraced key qualities in one another.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: aunt, auntie, blood brother, brethren, brother, bub, bubba, bud, buddy, country cousin, cousin once removed, cousin twice removed, daughter, father, first cousin, foster brother, frater, grandnephew, grandniece, granduncle, great-aunt, great-uncle, half brother, kid brother, mother, nephew, niece, nuncle, nunks, nunky, second cousin, sis, sissy, sister, sister-german, sistern, son, stepbrother, stepsister, unc, uncle, uncs, uterine brother