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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 the Appendix of 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 ?
But where are to be found those of your race who came to their kin in the Delaware country, so many summers since?
The kith and kin were there, and the whole respectability of the town besides.
The grandmother of Benjamin Franklin was Mary Morrel" afterwards, by marriage, Mary Folger, one of the old settlers of Nantucket, and the ancestress to a long line of Folgers and harpooneers --all kith and kin to noble Benjamin --this day darting the barbed iron from one side of the world to the other.
The best thing ye kin do is to go back, and when ye git into town ask a policeman.
I seem to hear pronounced by some of his kin at such a time his original wild name in some jaw-breaking or else melodious tongue.
Here she was a-bothering about Moses, which was no kin to her, and no use to any- body, being gone, you see, yet finding a power of fault with me for doing a thing that had some good in it.
Oh, I kin tell 'em 'part, Misto Wilson, but I bet Marse Percy couldn't, not to save his life.
She's kin to the Sawyer girls an' is goin' to live with 'em," he said, as he sat down and began to whittle.
When I was a little girl, only six years old, I one night heard Bessie Leaven say to Martha Abbot that she had been dreaming about a little child; and that to dream of children was a sure sign of trouble, either to one's self or one's kin.
And that pretty girl-widow, I should like to know her history: whether she be a native of the country, or, as is more probable, an exotic that the surly INDIGENAE will not recognise for kin.
Vanstone having died intestate, a third of his fortune would go to his widow; and the rest would be divided among his next of kin.
There are some upon this earth of yours,' returned the Spirit,' who lay claim to know us, and who do their deeds of passion, pride, ill-will, hatred, envy, bigotry, and selfishness in our name, who are as strange to us and all out kith and kin, as if they had never lived.