- 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 akinto rapture." [Cowper.]"The literary character of the work is akin to its moral character." [Jeffrey.]
Note: ☞ This adjective is used only after the noun.
Etymology: Pref. a-for of) + kin