AKIN

Proper noun

Akin (plural Akins)

A surname.

Statistics

• According to the 2010 United States Census, Akin is the 4114th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 8626 individuals. Akin is most common among White (89.93%) individuals.

Anagrams

• Inka, Kian, Naik, kain, kina, naik

Etymology

Adjective

akin (comparative more akin, superlative most akin)

(of persons) Of the same kin; related by blood.

(often, followed by to) Allied by nature; similar; partaking of the same properties; of the same kind.

Usage notes

• This adjective is always placed after the noun that it modifies.

Synonyms

• (related by blood): See also consanguine

• (of the same kind): See also akin

Anagrams

• Inka, Kian, Naik, kain, kina, naik

Source: Wiktionary


A*kin", a. Etym: [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.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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