- The definition of kin is a person's relatives.
An example of kin is your siblings, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Dinner with ones kin.
kin definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Middle English kyn ; from Old English cynn, akin to Dutch kunne, Gothic kuni, Old Norse kyn ; from Germanic an unverified form kunja- ; from Indo-European base an unverified form ĝen-, to produce: see genus
Origin: Middle English ; from Middle Dutch -ken, -kijn, diminutive suffix, akin to German -chen
kin definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- (used with a pl. verb) One's relatives; family; kinfolk.
- A kinsman or kinswoman.
Origin: Middle English, from Old English cyn; see genə- in Indo-European roots.
Origin: Middle English, probably from Middle Dutch -kijn, -kin.
kin - Computer Definition
Smartphones from Microsoft that were designed to integrate social media. Made by Sharp and introduced by Verizon in May 2010 in the U.S., the KIN featured a slide-out keyboard and online storage for the phone's photos and videos. Six weeks after its debut, the KIN ONE and KIN TWO were discontinued due to poor sales. The phone came from Microsoft's 2008 acquisition of smartphone creator Danger, Inc. (see SideKick) and was a departure from previous Windows Mobile phones. Although elements may have been under the covers, KIN did not use the subsequent Windows Phone interface (see Windows Phone).
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