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. Brad Lamensdorf:

    It's a dumb short. It's more akin to a value stock.

  2. David Frost:

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

  3. Ramezan Sharif:

    The publication of such false news under the present circumstances is akin to psychological warfare.

  4. Yann Martel, Life of Pi:

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

  5. Gloucester Police Chief Leonard Campanello:

    How can they sit back when they contribute largely to this problem? it's akin to treason to the country.

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