noun \ˈkin-drəd\

: a person's relatives

Full Definition of KINDRED

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



: alike or similar

: closely related

Full Definition of KINDRED

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


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>


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