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Relation by blood or consanguinity; relatives by birth.

The term kin is ordinarily applied to relationships through ties of blood; however, it is sometimes used generally to include family relationships by affinity.

Kindred is a synonym for kin.


n. blood relative.


noun affiliation, blood relation, blood relative, distant relative, family, family ties, ilk, kindred, kinship, line, lineage, near relation, next of kin, relation, reeation through ties of blood, relationship through consannuinity, relative, sibling, stock
Associated concepts: next of kin
See also: descendant, descent, family, house, kindred, kinship, lineage, next of kin, relation, relative
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The unit on West 42nd and Quitman is a departure from the Sidekick concept in that it will be the dominant structure on the property and connected to the existing unit.
FAMOUS FACE: Jon Pertwee as Dr Who and Caroline John as Liz Shaw thrilled a generation of youngsters; YEARS OF FUN: Jon Pertwee as Dr Who and Elizabeth Sladen as Sarah Jane Smith; FIRST OF MANY: Carol Anne Ford as Susan Foreman; DANGEROUS Louise Jamieson as Leela; FRESH: Anneke Wills aided Patrick Troughton; ONE OF THE MANY: Nicola Bryant as Peri, joined the famous list of sidekicks, now a distant memory; IDEAL PARTNER: Mary Tamm as Romana, dogged by K9; SONGSTRESS: Bonnie Langford played Melanie
CRACKER'S DS Susan Penhaligon (Geraldine Somerville) was the weary sidekick of the hard-living criminal psychologist Dr 'Fitz' Fitzgerald (Robbie Coltrane).
He also notes Sidekick is less expensive than the cost of purchasing a meter and strips separately.
While a celebrity such as Paris Hilton might use a Sidekick II to, say, send a nasty e-mail to her former friend Nicole Richie, the device has a much more practical purpose for someone such as Vazquez-Hernandez.
Sidekick is available in the UK now, priced at GBP6.
From these results, Krakauer concludes in the March 3 Nature that the reproductive benefit for the sidekick greatly outweighs the cost.
T-Mobile and Danger plan to introduce software that will allow Sidekick customers to wirelessly synchronize their desktop contacts and calendar information with their T-Mobile Sidekick.
Sidekick is a well-established and much loved brand, but consumers are always looking for the next new experience so we want to ensure that Sidekick is kept fresh.
The manufacturer of Lambrini and Red Square, based in Huyton, said it had bought Sidekick from Bulmers for an undisclosed sum.
The T-Mobile Sidekick from Danger is a cool device that's priced just right: a mobile phone with Internet capabilities such as Web browsing, e-mailing, and instant messaging.
He never really told me what a "sidekick" did, but I knew he would always take care of me and so I was pretty confident that being a sidekick was a grand aspiration.