Definition of "kin" []

  • One's relatives; family; kinfolk. (noun)
  • A kinsman or kinswoman. (noun)
  • Related; akin. (adjective)
  • A person's relatives collectively; kindred (noun)

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  • A class or group with similar characteristics (noun)
  • Related by blood (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "kin" in a sentence
  • "“Well, she’s no kin o’ yours, nor much acquaintance as I’ve ever heared of, ” said Mrs. Glegg, who always cried just as much as was proper when anything happened to her own “kin, ” but not on other occasions."
  • "Ef Doctor Mac kin save Lou's life -- an 'he _kin_ -- yo'd be a murderer, -- yes, a murderer uv yo'r own flesh an' blood, ter forbid him. ""
  • "II. iii.27 (53,7) Two such opposed foes encamp them still] [W: opposed kin] _Foes_ may be the right reading, or _kings_, but I think _kin_ can hardly be admitted."