[ kin-drid ]
/ ˈkɪn drɪd /
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noun (used with a plural verb)
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.
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Origin of kindred
OTHER WORDS FROM kindredkin·dred·less, adjectivekin·dred·ness, nounkin·dred·ship, noun
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How to use kindred in a sentence
In such a night as this, few of the wild kindreds were astir in the forest.The Watchers of the Trails|Charles G. D. Roberts
His preferred expedients 114 for spending that time were hunting, and studying the life of the wild kindreds.Kings in Exile|Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts
Especially the names of the totem kindreds, and of the totems, are commonly names of animals or plants.The Secret of the Totem|Andrew Lang
The Ascent of Mankind in all its nations and peoples and kindreds and tongues is at hand.Religion and the War|Various
The M.O.'s have a positive genius for sending men to spots remote from their homes and kindreds—appalling sentence.The Orchard of Tears|Sax Rohmer
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 of kindredkindredness 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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