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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Akin  \A*kin"\,  a.  [Pref.  a-  (for  of)  +  kin.] 
  1.  Of  the  same  kin;  related  by  blood;  --  used  of  persons;  as 
  the  two  families  are  near  akin. 
 
  2.  Allied  by  nature;  partaking  of  the  same  properties;  of  the 
  same  kind  ``A  joy  akin  to  rapture.''  --Cowper. 
 
  The  literary  character  of  the  work  is  akin  to  its 
  moral  character.  --Jeffrey. 
 
  Note:  This  adjective  is  used  only  after  the  noun 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  akin 
  adj  1:  similar  or  related  in  quality  or  character;  "a  feeling  akin 
  to  terror";  "kindred  souls";  "the  amateur  is  closely 
  related  to  the  collector"  [syn:  {akin(p)},  {kindred}, 
  {related}] 
  2:  related  by  blood  [syn:  {akin(p)},  {blood-related},  {cognate}, 
  {consanguine},  {consanguineous},  {kin(p)}] 




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