blood relation

blood′ rela′tion
n.
a person related by birth rather than by marriage
Also called blood′ rel′ative. Etymology: 1700–10

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • Blood relation — Blood Blood (bl[u^]d), n. [OE. blod, blood, AS. bl[=o]d; akin to D. bloed, OHG. bluot, G. blut, Goth. bl[=o][thorn], Icel. bl[=o][eth], Sw. & Dan. blod; prob. fr. the same root as E. blow to bloom. See {Blow} to bloom.] 1. The fluid which… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blood relation — blood relations also blood relative N COUNT A blood relation or blood relative is someone who is related to you by birth rather than by marriage …   English dictionary

  • blood relation — (also blood relative) ► NOUN ▪ a person who is related to another by birth rather than by marriage …   English terms dictionary

  • blood relation — or blood relative n. a person related to another by birth rather than by marriage or adoption …   English World dictionary

  • blood relation — index affiliation (bloodline), degree (kinship), next of kin, relationship (family tie), relative …   Law dictionary

  • blood relation — noun one related by blood or origin; especially on sharing an ancestor with another • Syn: ↑blood relative, ↑cognate, ↑sib • Derivationally related forms: ↑cognate (for: ↑cognate) …   Useful english dictionary

  • blood relation — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms blood relation : singular blood relation plural blood relations someone that you are related to by birth, rather than by marriage …   English dictionary

  • blood relation — blood re.lation also blood .relative n someone related to you by birth rather than by marriage …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • blood relation — blood re,lation noun count someone that you are related to by birth, rather than marriage …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • blood relation — noun A relation through birth, as opposed to marriage. Syn: blood relative …   Wiktionary

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