Kin n. Also Kine. Physics The unit velocity in the C. G. S. system -- a velocity of one centimeter per second.
Kin, a. Of the same nature or kind; kinder. “Kin to the king.”
Kin n. Mus. A primitive Chinese instrument of the cittern kind, with from five to twenty-five silken strings.
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 kin beside. --Dryden.
You are of kin, and so a friend to their persons. --Bacon.
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]