A*kin" (#), a. [Pref. a- (for of) + kin.]


Of the same kin; related by blood; -- used of persons; as, the two families are near akin.


Allied by nature; partaking of the same properties; of the same kind.

"A joy akin to rapture."


The literary character of the work is akin to its moral character. Jeffrey.

⇒ This adjective is used only after the noun.


© Webster 1913.

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