Definitions for akinəˈkɪn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. of kin; related by blood.

  2. allied by nature or inclination; having the same or very similar properties, qualities, preferences, etc.

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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

Anagrams of akin

  1. kina

  2. Kian

  3. naik

Translations for akin

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(often with to ) similar in nature

This problem is akin to the one we had last year.

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