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1kindred

noun kin·dred \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
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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
KINDRED Defined for Kids

1kindred

adjective kin·dred \ˈkin-drəd\

Definition of KINDRED for Kids

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

2kindred

noun

Definition of KINDRED for Kids

1
:  a group of related individuals
2
:  a person's relatives
Medical Dictionary

kindred

noun kin·dred \ˈkin-drəd\

Medical Definition of KINDRED

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

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