kith

/kɪθ / (say kith)

noun
1. one's acquaintances or friends (now chiefly Scottish except in kith and kin and often confused in meaning with kin).
phrase
2. kith and kin, friends and relatives.
{Middle English kitthe, Old English cȳþ, cȳþþu knowledge, acquaintance, native land, from cūþ known, past participle of cunnan can1}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Kith — (k[i^]th), n. [OE. kith, cu[eth], AS. c[=y][eth][eth]e, c[=y][eth], native land, fr. c[=u][eth] known. [root]45. See {Uncouth}, {Can}, and cf. {Kythe}.] Acquaintance; kindred. [1913 Webster] And my near kith for that will sore me shend. W. Browne …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • kith — [kith] n. [ME < OE cyth, earlier cyththu < base of cuth, known: see UNCOUTH] friends, acquaintances, or neighbors: now only in kith and kin a) friends, acquaintances, and relatives b) relatives …   English World dictionary

  • KITH — can refer to:* Kidz in the Hall * The Kids in the Hall * the ICAO code for Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport * KITH (FM), an FM radio station located in Kapaa, Hawaii …   Wikipedia

  • Kith — may refer to: *Friends and acquaintances *The different species of faerie creatures in *The Canadian sketch comedy show The Kids in the Hall *The ICAO code for the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport *The Kith, a spacefaring civilization featured in …   Wikipedia

  • kith — (n.) O.E. cyðð kinship, relationship; kinsfolk, fellow countrymen, neighbors; native country, home; knowledge, acquaintance, familiarity, from cuð known, pp. of cunnan to know (see CAN (Cf. can) (v.)). Cognate with O.H.G. chundida. The… …   Etymology dictionary

  • kith — kith; kith·a·ra; …   English syllables

  • kith — ► NOUN (in phrase kith and kin) ▪ one s relations. ORIGIN Old English, originally in the senses «knowledge», «one s native land», and «friends and neighbours» …   English terms dictionary

  • kith — /kith/, n. 1. acquaintances, friends, neighbors, or the like; persons living in the same general locality and forming a more or less cohesive group. 2. kindred. 3. a group of people living in the same area and forming a culture with a common… …   Universalium

  • kith — index relative Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • kith|a|ra — «KIHTH uhr uh», noun. = cithara. (Cf. ↑cithara) …   Useful english dictionary

  • KITH (FM) — Infobox Radio station name = KITH city = Kapaa, Hawaii area = branding = Island 98.9 FM slogan = airdate = 1997 08 01 (as KAWT) frequency = 98.9 MHz format = World Ethnic power = erp = 51,000 watts haat = 280.0 meters class = C1 facility id =… …   Wikipedia

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