Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of the same kin; related by blood.
  • adjective Having a similar quality or character; analogous.
  • adjective Linguistics Sharing a common origin or an ancestral form.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of kin.
  • Allied by nature; partaking of the same properties: as, envy and jealousy are near akin; “pity's akin to love,”
  • Synonyms Kin, kindred, cognate,analogous.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of the same kin; related by blood; -- used of persons.
  • adjective Allied by nature; partaking of the same properties; of the same kind.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective of persons Of the same kin; related by blood.
  • adjective Allied by nature; similar; partaking of the same properties; of the same kind.

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

  • adjective similar in quality or character
  • adjective related by blood

Etymologies

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Prefix a- ("for, of") + kin

Examples

  • I froze, with an expression akin to Bambi caught in headlights.

    And One Last Thing…

  • Beside him, Jaina was looking at him with an expression akin to awe.

    The Shattering

  • Beside him, Jaina was looking at him with an expression akin to awe.

    The Shattering

  • I froze, with an expression akin to Bambi caught in headlights.

    And One Last Thing…

  • When I complimented him on the meal in general and on the tasty gravy that had been ladled across our rotelli Bolognese in particular, his face took on an expression akin to the one you see on the faces of new parents when they begin to speak of their child.

    The Italian Summer

  • When I complimented him on the meal in general and on the tasty gravy that had been ladled across our rotelli Bolognese in particular, his face took on an expression akin to the one you see on the faces of new parents when they begin to speak of their child.

    The Italian Summer

  • When I complimented him on the meal in general and on the tasty gravy that had been ladled across our rotelli Bolognese in particular, his face took on an expression akin to the one you see on the faces of new parents when they begin to speak of their child.

    The Italian Summer

  • When I complimented him on the meal in general and on the tasty gravy that had been ladled across our rotelli Bolognese in particular, his face took on an expression akin to the one you see on the faces of new parents when they begin to speak of their child.

    The Italian Summer

  • Mark mentions the sisters without naming them, but early Christian tradition says there were two—a Mary and a Salome Mark 6:3.1 Matthew, who followed Mark as his source, includes the same list, though he spells “Joses,” a nickname akin to the English “Josy,” in its full form “Joseph.”

    The Jesus Dynasty

  • Mark mentions the sisters without naming them, but early Christian tradition says there were two—a Mary and a Salome Mark 6:3.1 Matthew, who followed Mark as his source, includes the same list, though he spells “Joses,” a nickname akin to the English “Josy,” in its full form “Joseph.”

    The Jesus Dynasty

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