[ kin-drid ]
/ ˈkɪn drɪd /



Origin of kindred

1125–75; Middle English, variant (with epenthetic d) of kinrede. See kin, -red

Related forms

kin·dred·less, adjectivekin·dred·ness, nounkin·dred·ship, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for kindred


/ (ˈkɪndrɪd) /


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

Derived Forms

kindredness 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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Medicine definitions for kindred


[ kĭndrĭd ]


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