kin adj : related by blood [syn: akin(p), blood-related, cognate, consanguine, consanguineous, kin(p)]
1 a person having kinship with another or others; "he's kin"; "he's family" [syn: kinsperson, family]
2 group of people related by blood or marriage [syn: kin group, kinship group, kindred, clan, tribe]
Etymologycynn, from *kunjan, from *gen- ‘produce’. Cognate with Dutch kunne; and (from Indo-European) with Greek γένος, Latin genus.
- , /kɪn/, /kIn/
- Rhymes with: -ɪn
a relative, such as a brother, sister or cousin
- 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.
Kin can mean:
- Kin, a boys name
- Kin (service club)
- Kin, Okinawa, a town in Okinawa, Japan
- Kin (film), a 2000 UK/South Africa film directed by Elaine Proctor and starring Miranda Otto
- Kin (short story), a 2006 Hugo nominated science fiction short story by Bruce McAllister
- Tsuchi Kin, a character featued in Naruto, a famous Japanese anime.
- A fictional group of channeling women from Ebou Dar in Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time
- K'in In the Maya Calendar, is one day.
- Knowledge iN, an online information-sharing service from Naver, a Korean web portal
- KIN, a Norwegian metal band situated in Lillehammer.
- kiN, a Swedish female artist situated in Stockholm.
- Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston, Jamaica (IATA Code KIN)
kin in French: Kin
kin in Polish: Kin
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