- a person's relatives collectively; kinfolk; kin.
- a group of persons related to another; family, tribe, or clan.
- relationship by birth or descent, or sometimes by marriage; kinship.
- natural relationship; affinity.
- associated by origin, nature, qualities, etc.: kindred languages.
- having the same belief, attitude, or feeling: We are kindred spirits on the issue of gun control.
- related by birth or descent; having kinship: kindred tribes.
- belonging to kin or relatives: kindred blood.
Origin of kindred
Examples from the Web for kindreds
So in the city there will be peoples, kindreds, and tongues of many nations.The Lost Ten Tribes, and 1882
The people of San Francisco are of all kindreds and tongues.
But on his right hand he saw how they of the kindreds held them firm on the way.
No more as now telleth the tale of these Kindreds and Folks, but maketh an ending.
With these must needs be Bow-may, who was the closest shooter of all the kindreds.
- having similar or common qualities, origin, etc
- related by blood or marriage
- kindred spirit a person with whom one has something in common
- relationship by blood
- similarity in character
- a person's relatives collectively
Word Origin and History for kindreds
c.1200, kinraden, compound of kin (q.v.) + -rede, from Old English ræden "condition, rule," related to rædan "to advise, rule" (see read (v.)). With intrusive -d- (17c.) probably for phonetic reasons (cf. thunder) but perhaps encouraged by kind (n.). As an adjective, 1520s, from the noun.
- A group of related persons, such as a clan or tribe.