from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun One's relatives or family.
- noun A relative or family member.
- noun Organisms that are genetically related to another or others.
- adjective Related genetically or in the same family.
- adjective Related or similar; akin.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Of kin; of the same blood; related.
- Of the same kind or nature; having affinity.
- noun A chap or chilblain.
- noun A weight, in use in China and Japan, equal to 601.043 grams, or nearly 1⅓ pounds avoirdupois; a catty.
- noun Race; family; breed; kind.
- noun Collectively, persons of the same race or family; kindred.
- noun Relationship; consanguinity or affinity; near connection or alliance, as of those having common descent.
- noun Kind; sort; manner; way.
- noun A person's nearest relatives according to the civil law. (Stimson.) The phrase does not include a widow, she being specifically provided for by the law as widow, and it is sometimes used in contradistinction to children: as, the widow, children, and next of kin. In either use it means that one (or more) who stands in the nearest degree of blood-relationship to the deceased. What degree is deemed nearest varies somewhat in the details of the law of different jurisdictions; but in general where there are no children, or descendants of children, the father is the next of kin, and if there is no father, the mother, and if no parent, the brothers and sisters are the next of kin, and so on.— Of kin, of the same kin; having relationship; of the same nature or kind; akin. See
- noun A Chinese musical instrument, of very ancient origin, having from five to twenty-five silken strings. It is played like a lute.
- noun Same as
- noun A diminutive suffix, attached to nouns to signify a little object of the kind mentioned: as, lambkin, a little iamb; pipkin, a little pipe: catkin, a little cat, etc.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Mus.) A primitive Chinese instrument of the cittern kind, with from five to twenty-five silken strings.
- noun Relationship, consanguinity, or affinity; connection by birth or marriage; kindred; near connection or alliance, as of those having common descent.
- noun Relatives; persons of the same family or race.
- adjective Of the same nature or kind; kinder.
- (Physics) The unit velocity in the C. G. S. system -- a velocity of one centimeter per second.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
Race; family; breed; kind.
- noun collectively
Personsof the same race or family; kindred.
- noun One or more
relatives, such as siblingsor cousins, taken collectively.
Relationship; same-bloodednessor affinity; near connectionor alliance, as of those having common descent.
- noun Kind;
sort; manner; way.
- adjective Related by blood or marriage, akin. Generally used in "kin to".
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun group of people related by blood or marriage
- noun a person having kinship with another or others
- adjective related by blood
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
Well, shes no kin o yours, nor much acquaintance as Ive ever heared of, said Mrs. Glegg, who always cried just as much as was proper when anything happened to her own kin, but not on other occasions.
Ef Doctor Mac kin save Lou's life -- an 'he _kin_ -- yo'd be a murderer, -- yes, a murderer uv yo'r own flesh an' blood, ter forbid him. "
'Smiles' A Rose of the Cumberlands Eliot H. Robinson
II. iii.27 (53,7) Two such opposed foes encamp them still] [W: opposed kin] _Foes_ may be the right reading, or _kings_, but I think _kin_ can hardly be admitted.
Notes to Shakespeare, Volume III: The Tragedies Samuel Johnson 1746
Payments for downloads are made through Google Checkout. im still having troubles with my kin one it feels like everything on my kin is mashed up together but i still like it:)
Knowing this, he went on: 'O Paṭācārā, to one passing to another world no child nor other kin is able to be a shelter or a hiding-place or a refuge.
Psalms of the Sisters Caroline Augusta Foley Rhys 1909
His prayer is that this military government long may live as such to train the great mass which he calls kin into a synthetic whole.
Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights Kelly Miller 1901
Occupy Wall Street is the long-term kin to the festival experience held throughout the country for much of the year.
Pete Mason: The Occupy Movement: A Familiar Gathering Pete Mason 2011
Postulation of a link between death and helping one's kin is a non-sequitur.
But for a growing number of adult children, reconnecting with kin is more than just a holiday affair.
This means that the difference between keen and kin is that in the former the vowel “involves considerable tensing of the vocal apparatus” (Roca and Johnson p. 182).