see also: Kindred
  • enPR ˈkĭndrĭd, IPA: /ˈkɪndɹɪd/, /ˈkɪndɹəd/

kindred (plural kindreds)

  1. (often, plural only) Distant and close relatives, collectively; kin.
  2. (often, plural only) People of the same ethnic descent, not including speaker; brethren.
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, Rev 1:7 ↗:
      *Behold he commeth with clouds, and euery eye ſhal ſee him,and they alſo which pearced him: and all kinreds of the earth ſhall waıle becauſe of him: euen ſo. Amen.
  3. (countable) A grouping of relatives.
    • c. 1593, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedy of Richard the Third: […]”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act I, scene i]:
      Cla. By heauen, I thinke there is no man ſecure / But the Queenes Kindred, and night-walking Heralds,{{...}
  4. (uncountable) Blood relationship.
  5. (uncountable) Affinity, likeness.
  6. (countable, paganism) A household or group following the modern pagan faith of Heathenry or Ásatrú.
    Synonyms: hearth, garth, stead
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kindred (plural kindreds)


kindred (not comparable)

  1. Of the same nature, or of similar character.
    • 1924, Aristotle, Metaphysics ↗, translated by W. D. Ross, Nashotah, Wisconsin, USA: The Classical Library, 2001, book 1, part 1.
      We have said in the Ethics what the difference is between art and science and the other kindred faculties;
  2. Connected, related, cognate, akin.
    kindred tongues
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Proper noun
  1. Surname
  2. A city/and/town in North Dakota.

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