kindred


1kin·dred

noun \ˈkin-drəd\

: a person's relatives

Full Definition of KINDRED

1
a :  a group of related individuals
b :  one's relatives
2
:  family relationship :  kinship

Examples of KINDRED

  1. He went out to sea, and never saw his kindred again.
  2. <the kingdom's royal kindred actually numbers in the thousands>

Origin of KINDRED

Middle English, from kin + Old English ̄den condition, from ̄dan to advise, read
First Known Use: 12th century

2kindred

adjective

: alike or similar

: closely related

Full Definition of KINDRED

1
:  of a similar nature or character :  like <a kindred spirit>
2
:  of the same ancestry

Examples of KINDRED

  1. philosophy, political theory, and kindred topics
  2. I believe she and I are kindred spirits .
  3. German and English are kindred languages.

First Known Use of KINDRED

14th century

kin·dred

noun \ˈkin-drəd\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of KINDRED

: a group of related individuals : a genealogical group <incidence of cancer among members of a kindred>

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: kindredless
Previous Word in the Dictionary: kind of
All Words Near: kindred

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up kindred? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More