wordswarm.net: free dictionary lookup
Wordswarms From Years Past


13-Letter Words
12-Letter Words
11-Letter Words
10-Letter Words
9-Letter Words
8-Letter Words
7-Letter Words
6-Letter Words
5-Letter Words
4-Letter Words
3-Letter Words


Adjacent Words

Akerlof
Aketon
AKH
Akha
Akhbari
Akhenaten
Akhenaton
Akhisar
Akhmatova
AKI
Akiba ben Joseph
Akihito
akimbo
akinesia
Akinesic
akinesis
akinetic epilepsy
Aking
Akira Kurosawa
Akita
AKK
Akka
Akkad
AKKAD; AKKADIANS
Akkadian
Akkadian language

Akin definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

AKIN', a. [a or of and kin. See Kin.]
1. Related by blood, used of persons; as, the two families are near akin.
2. Allied by nature; partaking of the same properties; as, envy and jealousy are near akin. [This adjective is used only after the noun.]

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: similar in quality or character; "a feeling akin to terror"; "kindred souls"; "the amateur is closely related to the collector" [syn: akin, kindred]
2: related by blood [syn: akin, blood-related, cognate, consanguine, consanguineous, consanguineal, kin]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Date: 1567 1. related by blood ; descended from a common ancestor or prototype 2. essentially similar, related, or compatible <his interests are akin to mine>

Oxford Reference Dictionary

predic.adj. 1 related by blood. 2 of similar or kindred character. Etymology: A-(4) + KIN

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Akin A*kin", a. [Pref. a- (for of) + kin.] 1. Of the same kin; related by blood; -- used of persons; as, the two families are near akin. 2. Allied by nature; partaking of the same properties; of the same kind. ``A joy akin to rapture.'' --Cowper. The literary character of the work is akin to its moral character. --Jeffrey. Note: This adjective is used only after the noun.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

If one thing is akin to another, it is similar to it in some way. (FORMAL) Listening to his life story is akin to reading a good adventure novel. ADJ: v-link ADJ to n

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. 1. Kin, related, allied, kindred, cognate, of one blood, of the same stock, consanguineous, consanguineal. 2. Similar, congenial, analogous, parallel, like, corresponding, of a piece, cognate, connected, related.

Moby Thesaurus

accordant, according, affiliated, affinal, affinitive, agnate, agreeable, agreeing, alike, allied, amicable, analogous, at one, attuned, avuncular, closely related, cognate, collateral, comparable, compatible, concordant, conforming, congeneric, congenerous, congenial, connate, connatural, connected, consanguine, consanguinean, consanguineous, consonant, conspecific, correlative, corresponding, distantly related, empathetic, empathic, en rapport, enate, foster, frictionless, genetically related, german, germane, harmonious, harmonizing, in accord, in concert, in rapport, in tune, incident, inharmony, kindred, like, like-minded, matrilateral, matrilineal, matroclinous, novercal, of common source, of one mind, of the blood, parallel, patrilateral, patrilineal, patroclinous, peaceful, related, related by blood, sib, sibling, similar, sympathetic, together, understanding, undifferentiated, uniform, united, uterine



Wordswarm.net: Look up a word or phrase

 


wordswarm.net: free dictionary lookup