a person’s relatives collectively; .
family relationship or .
a group of persons descended from a common ancestor or constituting a people, clan, tribe, or family.
a relative or kinsman.
someone or something of the same or similar kind:
philosophy and its kin, theology.
of the same family; related; .
of the same kind or nature; having affinity.
of kin, of the same family; related; akin:
Although their surnames are identical they are not of kin.
a person’s relatives collectively; kindred
a class or group with similar characteristics
See next of kin
(postpositive) related by blood
a less common word for akin
c.1200, from Old English cynn “family; race; kind, sort, rank; nature; gender, sex,” from Proto-Germanic *kunjam “family” (cf. Old Frisian kenn, Old Saxon kunni, Old Norse kyn, Old High German chunni “kin, race;” Danish and Swedish kön, Middle Dutch, Dutch kunne “sex, gender;” Gothic kuni “family, race,” Old Norse kundr “son,” German Kind “child”), from PIE *gen(e)- “to produce” (see genus).
see: kith and kin
noun, Biology. 1. a form of natural selection that favors altruistic behavior toward close relatives resulting in an increase in the altruistic individual’s genetic contribution to the next generation. noun 1. (biology) natural selection resulting from altruistic behaviour by animals towards members of the same species, esp their offspring or other relatives
[kin-sel-uh] /kɪnˈsɛl ə/ noun 1. W(illiam) P(atrick) born 1935, U.S. novelist and short-story writer, born in Canada.
[kinz-fohk] /ˈkɪnzˌfoʊk/ plural noun 1. . /ˈkɪnzˌfəʊk/ plural noun 1. one’s family or relatives
[kin-shah-suh, kin-shah-suh] /kɪnˈʃɑ sə, ˈkɪn ʃɑ sə/ noun 1. a port in and capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in the NW part, on the Congo (Zaire) River. [kong-goh] /ˈkɒŋ goʊ/ noun 1. People’s Republic of the, a republic in central Africa, W of the Democratic Republic of the Congo: formerly an overseas […]