from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See cousin.

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  • n. A child of a parent's sibling. A nephew or niece of a parent.
  • n. A person who shares common grandparents but not common parents.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the child of your aunt or uncle


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  • She was first cousin to that Mrs Stantiloup between whom and the Doctor internecine war was always being waged; and she was also aunt to a boy at the school, who, however, was in no way related to Mrs Stantiloup, young Momson being the son of the parson's eldest brother.

    Dr. Wortle's School

  • The goddess Fortuna seemed to smile on Antony; Fadia and the children she had borne him died in a summer pestilence, leaving him free to marry another heiress, his first cousin Antonia Hybrida.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • There is no colder, more unemotional and level-headed woman in the-world than the young Empress of Russia, who is a German princess by birth, and a first cousin of Emperor William, yet she too believes in dreams, since the following incident, which enjoys the fullest degree of credence on the part of the emperors of Germany and Austria.

    The Secret Memoirs of the Courts of Europe

  • But it pleased God, that when I got back to my ship, I found a small ship that my Lady of Beyrut had given me, (who was first cousin to the Count of Montbeliart and to ourselves) in which eight of my horses were.

    The Memoirs of the Lord of Joinville

  • Hasina had told Laila, in one of her infrequent serious moments, that it had already been decided that she would marry a first cousin who was twenty years older than her and owned an auto shop in Lahore.

    A Thousand Splendid Suns

  • Mr. Kennedy's grandfather had been, — Phineas thought that he had heard that Mr. Kennedy's grandfather had been a Scotch drover; whereas his own grandfather had been a little squire near Ennistimon, in county Clare, and his own first cousin once removed still held the paternal acres at Finn Grove.

    Phineas Finn

  • Lady Grogram was a great friend of hers, and was first cousin to that Mrs Talbot who had a son at the school.

    Dr. Wortle's School

  • He had an orphaned first cousin called Mary Donnelly, and they brought her along as well, as companion to Thomasine.

    To Ruin a Queen

  • And this answer I gave, not because I should not have very much liked to go with him, but because of something that my first cousin the Lord of Boulaincourt God rest his soul! said to me when I went over-seas.

    The Memoirs of the Lord of Joinville

  • Charles Standish was a first cousin of Lady Laura's, and, having been in the office before Phineas had joined it, and being a great favourite with his cousin, had of course become the Under-Secretary's private secretary.

    Phineas Finn


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