Nephew

[n_ˈɛ_f_j_uː], [nˈɛfjuː], [nˈɛfjuː]

Definitions of nephew:

  1.   A cousin.
  2.   Son of a brother or sister.
  3.   A grandson or grandchild, or remoter lineal descendant.
  4.   The son of a brother or a sister, or of a brother- in- law or sister- in- law.
  5.   ( orig.) A grandson- so in New Test.; the son of a brother or sister:- fem. NIECE.
  6.   The son of a brother or sister; fem. niece.
  7.   a son of your brother or sister
  8.   The son of a brother or of a sister.
  9.   The son of a sister or a brother.

Antonyms for nephew:

niece.


Quotes for nephew:

  1. Electricity can be dangerous. My nephew tried to stick a penny into a plug. Whoever said a penny doesn't go far didn't see him shoot across that floor. I told him he was grounded. – Tim Allen
  2. I have a 92 year old father whose doing beautifully who lives in Chicago and a sister and a nephew and a niece and I love coming back and try to do so fairly often. – Bob Balaban
  3. When my nephew was 3 and 4, he would say the most genius things. He said, You're hammer macho with FBI dogs. I thought it was just one of those great lines. – Beck
  4. What, nephew said the king, is the wind in that door? – Thomas Malory

Usage examples for nephew:

  1. Captain Wybrow, Sir Christopher's nephew you know, has died suddenly. ” – Scenes of Clerical Life by George Eliot
  2. That apparently does not prevent his nephew from failing to remember the customs that hold amongst gentlemen. ” – Men, Women and Guns by H. C. (Herman Cyril) McNeile
  3. “ I hope you won't be bored, but I have not asked any one to meet you, only my nephew Torquilstone is coming. ” – Red Hair by Elinor Glyn
  4. He regarded himself as a martyr, nay, worse- an innocent victim of fate who, entirely against his will, had been cruelly dragged into the present intolerable situation by the caprice of his accursed nephew – When Dreams Come True by Ritter Brown
  5. In the hall they were met by the old ladies, who expressed their delight at seeing their nephew as they had had great fear that something had happened to him. ” – The Children of the New Forest by Captain Marryat
  6. The reporter said he guessed he would take another piece of that pie, and some more coffee if she had it, and before he had finished them he had been allowed to understand that if it was not for his being Mrs. Wilmington's nephew Mr. Jack would have been Miss Northwick's husband long ago; and that the love lost between the two ladies was not worth crying for. ” – The Quality of Mercy by W. D. Howells
  7. “ A hundred years ago, by the mere fact of being a Cardinal's nephew I should have been somebody. ” – Cæsar or Nothing by Pío Baroja Baroja
  8. “ " Yes," said Steve, wondering whether the old man were the more moved because of the shock of finding his nephew able to pay off so large a sum or because of the " frien'ly dealin's with the Temples." ” – Man to Man by Jackson Gregory
  9. He is weeping because that man's nephew may perchance note his emotion. ” – Dross by Henry Seton Merriman
  10. As you know, my nephew has not yet been found." ” – The Circular Staircase by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  11. She wondered too if Mrs. Masterbrook could tell her anything about Mr. Crocker's nephew Walter. ” – Penny Nichols and the Knob Hill Mystery by Joan Clark
  12. Nephew make this request of him." ” – Four Arthurian Romances "Erec et Enide", "Cliges", "Yvain", and "Lancelot" by Chretien DeTroyes
  13. Your nephew is of the same noble race, and well- beloved of the King; it is absolutely necessary that you should help him.... ” – Bayard: The Good Knight Without Fear And Without Reproach by Christopher Hare
  14. “ Mr. Van de Werve walked by his daughter's side; the old Deodati was near his beloved nephew Geronimo. ” – The Amulet by Hendrik Conscience
  15. Nor did her nephew – The Diamond Pin by Carolyn Wells
  16. And now, farewell, my dear nephew farewell, and wait for me here! ” – Marie Antoinette And Her Son by Louise Muhlbach Official
  17. But now her nephew had been there, and all was to be altered. ” – Victorian Short Stories by Various
  18. Patience Woolsworthy asked of Miss Le Smyrger when that lady walked over from the Colne to say that her nephew John was to arrive on the following morning. ” – Victorian Short Stories by Various
  19. We don't go much into society, in the usual sense of the word- but, I am sure, to make the acquaintance of ladies who help my nephew so much in his work, is sure to be an advantage. ” – The Perpetual Curate by Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
  20. “ I have another nephew coming out next month, and a fine fellow he is said to be. ” – Mr. Hogarth's Will by Catherine Helen Spence

Rhymes for nephew:

  • grandnephew;

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