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kindred

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noun kin·dred \ˈkin-drəd\

Simple Definition of kindred

  • : a person's relatives

Full Definition of kindred

  1. 1 a :  a group of related individuals b :  one's relatives

  2. 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 rǣden condition, from rǣdan to advise, read


First Known Use: 12th century


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kindred

adjective kin·dred

Simple Definition of kindred

  • : alike or similar

  • : closely related

Full Definition of kindred

  1. 1 :  of a similar nature or character :  like <a kindred spirit>

  2. 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.



14th Century

First Known Use of kindred

14th century



KINDRED Defined for Kids

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kindred

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adjective kin·dred \ˈkin-drəd\

Definition of kindred

  1. :  alike in nature or character <There will be skiing, sledding, and kindred activities.>




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kindred

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noun kin·dred

Definition of kindred

  1. 1 :  a group of related individuals

  2. 2 :  a person's relatives




Medical Dictionary

kindred

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noun kin·dred \ˈkin-drəd\

Medical Definition of kindred

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





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