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  Dictionary Definition of kin

kin
noun
1. one's relatives collectively, or kinsfolk.
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 kind or nature.
-- adjective
6. of kin; related; akin.
7. of the same kind or nature; having affinity.
-- phrase
8. of kin, of the same family; related; akin.
[ME; OE cynn, c. OHG chunni, Icel. kyn, Goth. kuni; from Gmc root equivalent to L gen-, Greek gen-, Skt jan- beget, produce]
-- kinless, adjective