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Definition of "kin" []

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

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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."