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kin·dred

 (kĭn′drĭd)
n.
1. A group of related persons, as a clan or tribe.
2. (used with a pl. verb) A person's relatives; kinfolk.
adj.
1. Of the same ancestry or family: kindred clans.
2. Having a similar or related origin, nature, or character: kindred emotions.

[Middle English kinrede, kindrede, from Late Old English cynrēde : cyn, kin; see genə- in Indo-European roots + -rēde, condition (from Old English rǣden, -rǣden, condition; see ar- in Indo-European roots).]

kin′dred·ness n.

kindred

(ˈkɪndrɪd)
adj
1. having similar or common qualities, origin, etc
2. related by blood or marriage
3. kindred spirit a person with whom one has something in common
n
4. relationship by blood
5. similarity in character
6. a person's relatives collectively
[C12 kinred, from kin + -red, from Old English rǣden rule, from rǣdan to rule]
ˈkindredness, ˈkindredˌship n

kin•dred

(ˈkɪn drɪd)

n.
1. kin; kinfolk.
2. relationship by birth or descent, or sometimes by marriage.
adj.
3. having the same belief, attitude, or feeling.
4. associated by origin, nature, qualities, etc.
5. related by birth or descent.
[1125–75; Middle English, variant of kinrede]

Kindred

 kinsfolk or relatives, collectively, 1225.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.kindred - group of people related by blood or marriagekindred - group of people related by blood or marriage
social group - people sharing some social relation
mishpachah, mishpocha - (Yiddish) the entire family network of relatives by blood or marriage (and sometimes close friends); "she invited the whole mishpocha"
family unit, family - primary social group; parents and children; "he wanted to have a good job before starting a family"
folks - your parents; "he wrote to his folks every day"
family tree, genealogy - successive generations of kin
totem - a clan or tribe identified by their kinship to a common totemic object
Tribes of Israel, Twelve Tribes of Israel - twelve kin groups of ancient Israel each traditionally descended from one of the twelve sons of Jacob
relative, relation - a person related by blood or marriage; "police are searching for relatives of the deceased"; "he has distant relations back in New Jersey"
clan member, clansman, clanswoman - a member of a clan
tribesman - someone who lives in a tribe
Adj.1.kindred - similar in quality or character; "a feeling akin to terror"; "kindred souls"; "the amateur is closely related to the collector"
similar - marked by correspondence or resemblance; "similar food at similar prices"; "problems similar to mine"; "they wore similar coats"
2.kindred - related by blood or marriage; "kindred clans"
related - connected by kinship, common origin, or marriage

kindred

noun
1. family, relations, relatives, connections, flesh, kin, lineage, kinsmen, kinsfolk The offender made proper restitution to the victim's kindred.
adjective
1. similar, like, related, allied, corresponding, affiliated, akin, kin, cognate, matching I recall discussions with her on these and kindred topics.

kindred

noun
1. A group of people sharing common ancestry:
2. One's relatives collectively:
adjective
Connected by or as if by kinship or common origin:
Translations
أقارِب، أنْسِباء، أهْلمُشابِه
beslægtetslægt
fjölskyldalíkur, ámóta
līdzīgsradiradiniekiradniecībaradniecīgs
akrabalaraynı türden olan

kindred

[ˈkɪndrɪd]
A. ADJ (= related by blood or group) → emparentado; [language] → de un tronco común (fig) → afín, semejante
kindred spiritsalmas fpl gemelas
to have a kindred feeling for sbsentirse hermano de algn
B. N (= relations) → familia f, parientes mpl

kindred

[ˈkɪndrɪd] adj (= similar) → apparenté(e)kindred spirit nâme f sœur
We are kindred spirits → Nous sommes des âmesurs.

kindred

n no pl (= relatives)Verwandtschaft f
adj (= related)verwandt; kindred spiritGleichgesinnte(r) mf

kindred

[ˈkɪndrɪd]
1. adj (tribes, peoples) → imparentato/a; (language) → affine
to have a kindred feeling for sb → sentirsi molto vicino/a a qn
2. n (relations) → familiari mpl, parenti mpl

kindred

(ˈkindrid) noun plural
one's relatives.
adjective
of the same sort. climbing and kindred sports.

kin·dred

n. parentesco.
References in classic literature ?
I cannot picture her; but I shall know her, know her inerrably as these your wood children find out each other untaught, as the butterfly that has never seen his kindred knows his painted mate, passing on the wing all others by.
Tenderly they gathered them, with the night-dew fresh upon their leaves, and as they wove chanted sweet spells, and whispered fairy blessings on the bright messengers whom they sent forth to die in a dreary land, that their gentle kindred might bloom unharmed.
It doesn't look--exactly--as if the occupants would be kindred spirits, Anne, does it?
To all outward appearance two perfectly commonplace children, we were mysteriously united by some kindred association of the spirit in her and the spirit in me, which not only defied discovery by our young selves, but which lay too deep for investigation by far older and far wiser heads than ours.
The right thing must always be done toward kindred.
the Pommerys of Gommery, who (as your knowledge of our old families will inform you) only claim kindred with the younger branch of that ancient race.
I felt that he was a kindred spirit as soon as ever I saw him.
Yes, here were a set of sea-dogs, many of whom without the slightest bashfulness had boarded great whales on the high seas --entire strangers to them --and duelled them dead without winking; and yet, here they sat at a social breakfast table --all of the same calling, all of kindred tastes --looking round as sheepishly at each other as though they had never been out of sight of some sheepfold among the Green Mountains.
He was not, like most of them, ignorant of kindred arts, and his taste for music and literature gave depth and variety to his comprehension of painting.
As Phoebe curtsied in reply, the Judge bent forward, with the pardonable and even praiseworthy purpose--considering the nearness of blood and the difference of age--of bestowing on his young relative a kiss of acknowledged kindred and natural affection.
At first the talk was a little gloomy, and ran mainly upon the shortness of life, the uncertainty of it, the perils which beset it, and the need and wisdom of being always prepared for the worst; this shaded off into low-voiced references to the dangers of the deep, and kindred matters; but as the gray east began to redden and the mysterious solemnity and silence of the dawn to give place to the joy-songs of the birds, the talk took a cheerier tone, and our spirits began to rise steadily.
The spirit of clanship which was, at an early day, introduced into that kingdom, uniting the nobles and their dependants by ties equivalent to those of kindred, rendered the aristocracy a constant overmatch for the power of the monarch, till the incorporation with England subdued its fierce and ungovernable spirit, and reduced it within those rules of subordination which a more rational and more energetic system of civil polity had previously established in the latter kingdom.