Definitions for kinkɪn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

kinkɪn(n.)

  1. all of a person's relatives; kindred.

    Category: Anthropology, Sociology

  2. a relative or kinsman.

    Category: Anthropology, Sociology

  3. a group of persons tracing or claiming descent from a common ancestor, or constituting a family, clan, tribe, or race.

    Category: Anthropology, Sociology

  4. someone or something of the same or similar kind.

  5. family relationship or kinship.

    Category: Anthropology, Sociology

  6. (adj.)of the same family; related; akin.

  7. of the same kind or nature; having affinity.

Idioms for kin:

  1. of kin,related; akin.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of kin:

bef. 900; ME; OE cyn; c. OS, OHG kunni, ON kyn, Go kuni; akin to L genus, Gk génos, Skt jánas. Cf. gender1

kin′less(adj.)

-kin

  1. a diminutive suffix of nouns:

    catkin.

    Category: Affix

Origin of -kin:

ME < MD, MLG -ken

Princeton's WordNet

  1. kin, kinsperson, family(noun)

    a person having kinship with another or others

    "he's kin"; "he's family"

  2. kin, kin group, kinship group, kindred, clan, tribe(adj)

    group of people related by blood or marriage

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

    related by blood

Wiktionary

  1. kin(Noun)

    Race; family; breed; kind.

  2. kin(Noun)

    Persons of the same race or family; kindred.

  3. kin(Noun)

    One or more relatives, such as siblings or cousins, taken collectively.

  4. kin(Noun)

    Relationship; same-bloodedness or affinity; near connection or alliance, as of those having common descent.

  5. kin(Noun)

    Kind; sort; manner; way.

  6. kin(Adjective)

    Related by blood or marriage, akin. Generally used in "kin to"

    It turns out my back-fence neighbor is kin to one of my co-workers.

Webster Dictionary

  1. kin

    a diminutive suffix; as, manikin; lambkin

  2. Kin(noun)

    a primitive Chinese instrument of the cittern kind, with from five to twenty-five silken strings

  3. Kin(noun)

    relationship, consanguinity, or affinity; connection by birth or marriage; kindred; near connection or alliance, as of those having common descent

  4. Kin(noun)

    relatives; persons of the same family or race

  5. Kin(adj)

    of the same nature or kind; kinder

Freebase

  1. Kin

    Kin is a town located in Kunigami District, Okinawa, Japan. In 2012, the town had an estimated population of 11,390 and a density of 300 persons per km². The total area of Kin is 37.57 square kilometres. 59% of the land area of Kin remains under control of the United States military, the highest percentage of any municipality in Okinawa Prefecture. The population of the town is concentrated on a strip of land on the coast of Kin Bay. Kin is home to Camp Hansen, a military base of the United States Marines, as well as other smaller military installations. Kin is home to the Dragon Brand of awamori, with a beautiful Buddhist shrine built in 1522, and a 270 meter natural cave known as Kin Shonyudo that doubles as both a place of worship and a cellar for aging bottles of the drink.


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kin(adjective)

related.

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