Pronunciation: (kin),[key] —n. 1. a person's relatives collectively; kinfolk.
2. family relationship or kinship.
3. a group of persons descended from a common ancestor or constituting a family, clan, tribe, or race.
4. a relative or kinsman.
5. someone or something of the same or similar kind: philosophy and its kin, theology. 6. of kin, of the same family; related; akin: Although their surnames are identical they are not of kin.
—adj. 1. of the same family; related; akin.
2. of the same kind or nature; having affinity.