1. The state of being connected; SYN. link, connectedness.
2. Something that connects; SYN. connexion, connector, connecter, connective.
3. A relation between things or events (as in the case of one causing the other or sharing features with it); SYN. connexion, connectedness.
4. A supplier (especially of narcotics).
5. Shifting from one form of transportation to another; SYN. connexion.
6. A connecting shape; SYN. connexion, link.
7. (Usually plural) A person who is influential and to whom one is connected in some way (as by family or friendship).
ETYM French cousin, Late Lat. cosinus, cusinus, contr. from Latin consobrinus the child of a mother's sister, cousin; con- + sobrinus a cousin by the mother's side, a form derived from soror (forsosor) sister. Related to Sister, Cozen, Coz.
The child of one's aunt or uncle; SYN. first cousin, cousin-german, full cousin.
ETYM French relation, Latin relatio. Related to Relate.
1. An act of narration; SYN. telling, recounting.
2. An abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together.
3. (Usually plural) Mutual dealings or connections among persons or groups.
1. A person related by blood or marriage; SYN. relation.
2. An animal or plant that bears a relationship to another (as related by common descent or by membership in the same genus); SYN. congener, congenator.