(Kin), n. [OE. kin, cun, AS. cynn kin, kind, race, people; akin to cennan to beget, D. kunne sex,
OS. & OHG. kunni kin, race, Icel. kyn, Goth. kuni, G. & D. kind a child, L. genus kind, race, L.
gignere to beget, Gr. gi`gnesqai to be born, Skr. jan to beget. &radic44. Cf. Kind, King, Gender
1. Relationship, consanguinity, or affinity; connection by birth or marriage; kindred; near connection or
alliance, as of those having common descent.
2. Relatives; persons of the same family or race.
The father, mother, and the kin beside.Dryden.
You are of kin, and so a friend to their persons.Bacon.
(Kin), a. Of the same nature or kind; kinder. "Kin to the king." Shak.
(Kin`æ*sod"ic) a. (Physiol.) Kinesodic.
(||Kin`æs*the"sis) n. [NL., fr. Gr. kinei^n to move + perception.] (Physiol.) The perception
attendant upon the movements of the muscles. Bastian.
(Ki"nate) n. [Cf. F. kinate. ] (Chem.) See Quinate. [Obsolescent]
(Kin"cob) n. India silk brocaded with flowers in silver or gold. a. Of the nature of kincob; brocaded.
(Kind) a. [Compar. Kinder ; superl. Kindest.] [AS. cynde, gecynde, natural, innate, prop. an
old p. p. from the root of E. kin. See Kin kindred.]
1. Characteristic of the species; belonging to one's nature; natural; native. [Obs.] Chaucer.
It becometh sweeter than it should be, and loseth the kind taste.Holland.
2. Having feelings befitting our common nature; congenial; sympathetic; as, a kind man; a kind heart.
Yet was he kind, or if severe in aught,Goldsmith.
The love he bore to learning was his fault.
3. Showing tenderness or goodness; disposed to do good and confer happiness; averse to hurting or
paining; benevolent; benignant; gracious.
He is kind unto the unthankful and to evil.Luke vi 35.
O cruel Death, to those you take more kindWaller.
Than to the wretched mortals left behind.
A fellow feeling makes one wondrous kind.Garrick.
4. Proceeding from, or characterized by, goodness, gentleness, or benevolence; as, a kind act. "Manners
so kind, yet stately." Tennyson.
5. Gentle; tractable; easily governed; as, a horse kind in harness.
Syn. Benevolent; benign; beneficent; bounteous; gracious; propitious; generous; forbearing; indulgent; tender; humane; compassionate; good; lenient; clement; mild; gentle; bland; obliging; friendly; amicable.
(Kind), n. [OE. kinde, cunde, AS. cynd. See Kind, a.]