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Definition 1: group of people related by blood or marriage - [noun denoting group]

Synonyms for kin in the sense of this definition

(kin is a kind of ...) people sharing some social relation

(... is a kind of kin ) twelve kin groups of ancient Israel each traditionally descended from one of the twelve sons of Jacob

(... is a kind of kin ) a clan or tribe identified by their kinship to a common totemic object

(... is a kind of kin ) successive generations of kin

(... is a kind of kin ) your parents

"he wrote to his folks every day"

(... is a kind of kin ) primary social group; parents and children

"he wanted to have a good job before starting a family"

(... is a kind of kin ) (Yiddish) the entire family network of relatives by blood or marriage (and sometimes close friends)

"she invited the whole mishpocha"

(kin is a member of ...) a person related by blood or marriage

"police are searching for relatives of the deceased" "he has distant relations back in New Jersey"

(kin is a member of ...) a member of a clan

(kin is a member of ...) someone who lives in a tribe

Definition 2: a person having kinship with another or others - [noun denoting person]

Samples where kin or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he's kin
  • he's family

Synonyms for kin in the sense of this definition

(kin is a kind of ...) a person related by blood or marriage

"police are searching for relatives of the deceased" "he has distant relations back in New Jersey"

(... is a kind of kin ) (anthropology) kin by marriage

Definition 3: related by blood - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for kin in the sense of this definition

(kin is similar to ...) connected by kinship, common origin, or marriage

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