akin akin  /ə ˈkɪn/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) similar in quality or character
  2. (adj) related by blood

Usage(s):

  1. It should be something akin to a vibrant and muscular fitness of the human mind and spirit.
  2. It comes from an ancient medicinal recipe of the Unani tradition akin to a Muslim Ayurveda.
  3. And afterward, she had cramps for a few hours akin to the ones during her period.

News

  1. Cone Health announces plans to lay off 150 workers

    GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) -- Cone Health announced Wednesday that it's laying off 150 workers to help cut $30 million from its budget.President and chief operating officer Terry Akin said the health care provider will eliminate a total of 300 jobs over the next three months. Of those jobs, 150 are vacant, he said."This...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: The Post and Courier

  2. Chris Gill: NASCAR isn't nimble enough to improve the schedule

    For years, road racing in NASCAR was akin to a 7-3 football game in which you have no rooting interest – sure, it was still racing, but only interesting to die-hard fans. These days, the racing on serpentine tracks, in both the Sprint Cup and Nationwide divisions, has become some of the best eye candy all year. Despite the trend, there are only five road races out of 69 events between NASCAR’s ...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: The Journal-Standard

  3. Akin-Otiko wins Nebraska Gatorade girls track honors

    Freshman sprinter Chloe Akin-Otiko of Bellevue West has been named the Gatorade Nebraska girls track athlete of the year.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Lincoln Journal Star

Quotes

  1. The ranking Republican on the panel, Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama, said: "Call it empathy, call it prejudice, or call it sympathy, but whatever it is, it's not law. In truth it's more akin to politics. And politics has no place in the...
    on Jul 13, 2009 By: Jeff Sessions Source: New York Times

  2. "When a company pays funds that the company effectively doesn't have, it's akin to a looting of a company," Cuomo said. "You could argue if the taxpayers didn't bail out AIG, those contracts wouldn't be worth the paper it's printed on."
    on Mar 16, 2009 By: Andrew Cuomo Source: ABC News

  3. "I've received threats since I assumed elected office, not only because of my position but also because I'm Jewish," Cantor said. "Any suggestion that a leader in this body would incite threats...... is akin to saying I would endanger myself,...
    on Mar 25, 2010 By: Eric Cantor Source: CBS News

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