What does akin mean?

Definitions for akinəˈkɪn

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word akin.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. akin(p), kindred(adj)

    similar in quality or character

    "a feeling akin to terror"; "kindred souls"; "the amateur is closely related to the collector"

  2. akin(p), blood-related, cognate, consanguine, consanguineous, consanguineal, kin(p)(adj)

    related by blood


  1. akin(Adjective)

    Of the same kin; related by blood.

  2. akin(Adjective)

    Allied by nature; similar; partaking of the same properties; of the same kind.

  3. Origin: Prefix a- + kin

Webster Dictionary

  1. Akin(adj)

    of the same kin; related by blood; -- used of persons; as, the two families are near akin

  2. Akin(adj)

    allied by nature; partaking of the same properties; of the same kind

  3. Origin: [Pref. a- (for of) + kin.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Akin

    a-kin′, adj. of kin: related by blood: having the same properties. [Of and Kin.]

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Anagrams for akin »

  1. kina

  2. Kian

  3. naik


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of akin in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of akin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. David Frost:

    What we are seeing here is akin to taking a sledgehammer to kill a mosquito.

  2. Yann Martel, Life of Pi:

    To choose doubt as a philosophy of life is akin to choosing immobility as a means of transportation.

  3. John Palfrey:

    We see certain spaces that they're communicating with their friends as akin to what they might be saying... behind closed doors in a dorm room and I think that's a place where we, as administrators, don't belong.

  4. President Obama on Monday:

    The notion that we would condition Iran not getting nuclear weapons in a verifiable deal on Iran recognizing Israel is really akin to saying that we won't sign a deal unless the nature of the Iranian regime completely transforms. And that is, I think, a fundamental misjudgment.

  5. Mo Elleithee:

    It's not about finding a silver bullet, if we find one, great, we'll be ready. But campaigns aren't won or lost all the time with a 'macaca' moment or a Todd Akin moment. What we're focused on is just connecting the dots in order to tell a story about each of these folks, hold them accountable for their records, and make sure that voters understand the other side and their real record.

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