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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Kin  \Kin\,  a. 
  Of  the  same  nature  or  kind  kinder.  ``Kin  to  the  king.'' 
  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  kin  \kin\  [Of  Low  German  origin;  cf  G.  -chen,  LG  --  ken.] 
  A  diminutive  suffix;  as  manikin;  lambkin. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Kin  \Kin\,  n.  (Mus.) 
  A  primitive  Chinese  instrument  of  the  cittern  kind  with  from 
  five  to  twenty-five  silken  strings.  --Riemann. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Kin  \Kin\,  n.  [OE.  kin,  cun,  AS  cynn  kin,  kind  race,  people; 
  akin  to  cennan  to  beget,  D.  kunne  sex,  OS  &  OHG.  kunni  kin, 
  race,  Icel.  kyn,  Goth.  kuni,  G.  &  D.  kind  a  child,  L.  genus 
  kind  race,  L.  gignere  to  beget,  Gr  ?  to  be  born,  Skr.  jan 
  to  beget.  ?.  Cf  {Kind},  {King},  {Gender}  kind  {Nation}.] 
  1.  Relationship,  consanguinity,  or  affinity;  connection  by 
  birth  or  marriage;  kindred;  near  connection  or  alliance, 
  as  of  those  having  common  descent. 
 
  2.  Relatives;  persons  of  the  same  family  or  race. 
 
  The  father,  mother,  and  the  kinbeside  --Dryden. 
 
  You  are  of  kin,  and  so  a  friend  to  their  persons. 
  --Bacon. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Kin  \Kin\,  n.  Also  Kine  \Kine\  [Gr.  ?  to  move.]  (Physics) 
  The  unit  velocity  in  the  C.G.S.  system  --  a  velocity  of  one 
  centimeter  per  second 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  kin 
  adj  :  related  by  blood  [syn:  {akin(p)},  {blood-related},  {cognate}, 
  {consanguine},  {consanguineous},  {kin(p)}] 
  n  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}] 




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