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Meaning of KINDRED

Pronunciation:  'kindrid

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  group of people related by blood or marriage
  2. [adj]  related by blood or marriage; "kindred clans"
  3. [adj]  similar or related in quality or character; "a feeling akin to terror"; "kindred souls"; "the amateur is closely related to the collector"

KINDRED is a 7 letter word that starts with K.


 Synonyms: akin(p), clan, kin, kin group, kinship group, related, similar, tribe
 See Also: clan member, clansman, clanswoman, family, family tree, family unit, folks, genealogy, relation, relative, social group, totem, Tribes of Israel, tribesman, Twelve Tribes of Israel



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Kin"dred\, n. [OE. kinrede, kynrede, kunreden (with
    excrescent d), fr. AS. cynn kin, race + the termination
    -r[=ae]den, akin to AS. r[=ae]dan to advise, G. rathen. Cf.
    1. Relationship by birth or marriage; consanguinity;
       affinity; kin.
             Like her, of equal kindred to the throne. -- Dryden.
    2. Relatives by blood or marriage, more properly the former;
       relations; persons related to each other.
             I think there's no man is secure But the queen's
             kindred.                              --Shak.
    Syn: Kin; kinsfolk; relatives; kinsmen; relations;
         relationship; affinity.
  2. \Kin"dred\, a.
    Related; congenial; of the like nature or properties; as,
    kindred souls; kindred skies; kindred propositions.
          True to the kindred points of heaven and home.
 Definition: a collection of bilateral kin.
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