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kin

 (kĭn)
n.
1.
a. (used with a pl. verb) One's relatives or family: visited my aunt and her kin.
b. A relative or family member: Is she kin of yours?
2. (used with a pl. verb) Organisms that are genetically related to another or others: cauliflower and its kin.
adj.
1. Related genetically or in the same family.
2. Related or similar; akin: "If he feels a wisp of longing for her ... it is kin to what the serpent must have felt for Eve" (Barbara Klein Moss).

[Middle English, from Old English cyn; see genə- in Indo-European roots.]

kin

(kɪn)
n
1. a person's relatives collectively; kindred
2. a class or group with similar characteristics
adj
4. (postpositive) related by blood
5. a less common word for akin
[Old English cyn; related to Old Norse kyn family, Old High German kind child, Latin genus kind]

kin

(kɪn)

n.
1. all of a person's relatives; kindred.
2. a relative or kinsman.
3. a group of persons tracing or claiming descent from a common ancestor, or constituting a family, clan, tribe, or race.
4. someone or something of the same or similar kind.
5. family relationship or kinship.
adj.
6. of the same family; related; akin.
7. of the same kind or nature; having affinity.
Idioms:
of kin, related; akin.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English cyn; c. Old Saxon, Old High German kunni, Old Norse kyn, Gothic kuni; akin to Latin genus, Greek génos, Skt jánas. compare gender1]
kin′less, adj.

-kin

a diminutive suffix of nouns: catkin.
[Middle English < Middle Dutch, Middle Low German -ken]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.kin - a person having kinship with another or otherskin - a person having kinship with another or others; "he's kin"; "he's family"
affine - (anthropology) kin by marriage
relative, relation - a person related by blood or marriage; "police are searching for relatives of the deceased"; "he has distant relations back in New Jersey"
2.kin - group of people related by blood or marriagekin - group of people related by blood or marriage
social group - people sharing some social relation
mishpachah, mishpocha - (Yiddish) the entire family network of relatives by blood or marriage (and sometimes close friends); "she invited the whole mishpocha"
family unit, family - primary social group; parents and children; "he wanted to have a good job before starting a family"
folks - your parents; "he wrote to his folks every day"
family tree, genealogy - successive generations of kin
totem - a clan or tribe identified by their kinship to a common totemic object
Tribes of Israel, Twelve Tribes of Israel - twelve kin groups of ancient Israel each traditionally descended from one of the twelve sons of Jacob
relative, relation - a person related by blood or marriage; "police are searching for relatives of the deceased"; "he has distant relations back in New Jersey"
clan member, clansman, clanswoman - a member of a clan
tribesman - someone who lives in a tribe
Adj.1.kin - related by bloodkin - related by blood      
related - connected by kinship, common origin, or marriage

kin

noun family, people, relations, relatives, connections, kindred, kinsmen, kith, kinsfolk She has gone to live with her husband's kin.

kin

noun
1. One's relatives collectively:
2. A person connected to another person by blood or marriage:
Translations
أقْرِباء، أنسِباءمَتَعَلِّق، قريب
beslægtetslægt
sukusukulainen
ættmenni, skyldmenniskyldur
artimiausias giminėgiminaitėgiminaitisgķminės
dzimtaradiradiniekiradniecisks
aileden olanakrabaakraba olan kimsehısım

kin

[kɪn] Nfamiliares mpl, parientes mpl
next of kinfamiliar(es) m(pl) or pariente(s) m(pl) más cercano(s)

kin

[ˈkɪn] n (= relations) → famille f
see also next of kin, kith and kin

kin

nFamilie f, → Verwandte pl, → Verwandtschaft f; has he any kin?hat er Verwandte or Familie? ? kith, next of kin
adjverwandt (to mit)

kin

[kɪn] nparenti mpl, familiari mpl
see also kith, next of kin

kin

(kin) noun plural
persons of the same family; one's relations.
adjective
related.
ˈkinsfolk (ˈinz-) noun plural
one's relations.
ˈkinsman (ˈkinz-) , ˈkinswoman (ˈkinz-) plurals ˈkinsmen, ~ˈkinswomen nouns
a man or a woman of the same family as oneself.
next of kin
one's nearest relative(s).

kin

n parientes mf, familia; next of — parientes más cercanos
References in classic literature ?
Dog my cats if it ain't all I kin do to tell t' other fum which, let alone his pappy.
Dey ain't no man kin ever sell mammy's po' little honey down de river now
I's sorry for you, honey; I's sorry, God knows I is--but what kin I do, what could I do?
They that deny a God, destroy man's nobility; for certainly man is of kin to the beasts, by his body; and, if he be not of kin to God, by his spirit, he is a base and ignoble creature.
Ah, we blokies kin lick deh hull damn Row," said a child, swaggering.
I say it's unbecoming to be making a joke when you see your own kin going headlongs to ruin.
There's folks I've lent money to, as perhaps I shall repent o' lending money to kin.
If gentlemen kin afford to pay a dollar a mile apiece to be took on and put off in a yawl, a steam- boat kin afford to carry 'em, can't it?
I choose to give the Tredowen estates away, to disappoint my next of kin.
To sundry it is given to be drawn away, and to be apart from the body for a season; for, as concerning rills which would flow across each other the weaker is borne along by the stronger, so there be certain of kin whose paths intersecting, their souls do bear company, the while their bodies go fore-appointed ways, unknowing.
However, 'tis well to be kin to a coach, even if you don't ride in 'en.
There's a rich lady of our family out at Trantridge, and mother said that if you claimed kin with the lady, she'd put 'ee in the way of marrying a gentleman.