Kindred meaning

kĭn'drĭd
The definition of kindred is used to describe people or things that are similar or related to each other.

Two people who have a lot in common and who share a lot of interests are an example of people who would be described as kindred spirits.

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A group of related persons, as a clan or tribe.
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Of the same ancestry or family.

Kindred clans.

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A person's relatives; kinfolk.
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Family or relatives; kin; kinfolk.
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Having a similar or related origin, nature, or character.

Kindred emotions.

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Kinship.
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Related by birth or common origin.
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Of like nature; similar.

Kindred spirits.

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(often plural only) Distant and close relatives, collectively.
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(often plural only) Peoples of the same ethnic descent, not including speaker; brethren.
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(countable) A grouping of relatives.
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A combination of extended family and religious group, of the Ásatrú religious order in America.
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Of the same nature.
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Origin of kindred

  • Middle English kinrede, kindrede from Late Old English cynrēde cyn kin genə- in Indo-European roots -rēde condition (from Old English rǣden, -rǣden condition ar- in Indo-European roots)
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Middle English kindrede, alteration (with epenthetic d) of kinrede, cünreden (“kindred”), from Old English cynrēd, cynrǣden (“kindred, family, generation, posterity, stock, species”), from cynn (“kind, sort, quality, race, family, rank, gender”) + -rǣden (“condition, state”), equivalent to kin +‎ -red. More at kin.
    From Wiktionary