What does kin mean?

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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


  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

  6. Origin: [Of Low German origin; cf. G. -chen, LG. -- ken.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Kin

    kin, n. persons of the same family: relatives: relationship: affinity.—adj. related.—adj. Kin′less, without relations.—Next of kin, the relatives (lineal or collateral) of a deceased person, among whom his personal property is distributed if he dies intestate; Of kin, of the same kin. [A.S. cynn; Ice. kyn, Goth. kuni, family, race; cog. with L. genus, Gr. genos.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of kin in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of kin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. William Shakespeare:

    A little more than kin, and less than kind.

  2. Harry S Truman:

    It is terrible-and I mean terrible-nuisance to be kin to the president of the United States.

  3. Willa Cather:

    Religion and art spring from the same root and are close kin. Economics and art are strangers.

  4. Tom Thompson:

    No matter how much you disagree with your kin, if you are a thoroughbred you will not discuss their shortcomings with the neighbors.

  5. Panchatantra:

    To consider, Is this man of our own or an alien? is a mark of little-minded persons; but the whole earth is of kin to the generous-hearted.*

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