Contexts may settle

Looking online recently for a definition of the word ‘akin’, I came across

Pretty fair definition, I thought. But when I scrolled down, I came to

What a great way to define words! By providing an array of contexts in which they’re used. As you read them, one after another, you get an ever-closer feel for how the word works – what it does – which is (thanks Wittgenstein) what the word actually means.