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kindred

[ kin-drid ]
/ ˈkɪn drɪd /
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noun

adjective

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agnate, cognate, incident, kin, parallel, congeneric, clan, tribe, relationship, family, flesh, house, blood, consanguinity, affinity, connection, race, relation, lineage, cousin

Nearby words

kindlessly, kindliness, kindling, kindly, kindness, kindred, kindred spirit, kindu, kindy, kine, kinema

Origin of kindred

1125–75; Middle English, variant (with epenthetic d) of kinrede. See kin, -red
Related formskin·dred·less, adjectivekin·dred·ness, nounkin·dred·ship, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for kindred

kindred

/ (ˈkɪndrɪd) /

adjective

having similar or common qualities, origin, etc
related by blood or marriage
kindred spirit a person with whom one has something in common

noun

relationship by blood
similarity in character
a person's relatives collectively
Derived Formskindredness or kindredship, noun

Word Origin for kindred

C12 kinred, from kin + -red, from Old English rǣden rule, from rǣdan to rule
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Word Origin and History for kindred

kindred


n.

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.

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Medicine definitions for kindred

kindred

[ kĭndrĭd ]

n.

A group of related persons, such as a clan or tribe.
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