What does kindred mean?

Definitions for kindredˈkɪn drɪd

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. kin, kin group, kinship group, kindred, clan, tribe(adj)

    group of people related by blood or marriage

  2. akin(p), kindred(adj)

    similar in quality or character

    "a feeling akin to terror"; "kindred souls"; "the amateur is closely related to the collector"

  3. kindred(adj)

    related by blood or marriage

    "kindred clans"


  1. kindred(Noun)

    A combination of extended family and religious group, of the u00C1satru00FA religious order in America.

  2. kindred(Noun)

    Distant and close relatives, collectively.

  3. kindred(Noun)

    Peoples of the same ethnic descent, not including speaker; brethren.

  4. kindred(Adjective)

    Of the same nature.

  5. Origin: From kindrede, alteration (with epenthetic d) of kinrede, cunreden, from cynred, cynræden, from cynn + -ræden, equivalent to . More at kin.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Kindred(noun)

    relationship by birth or marriage; consanguinity; affinity; kin

  2. Kindred(noun)

    relatives by blood or marriage, more properly the former; relations; persons related to each other

  3. Kindred(adj)

    related; congenial; of the like nature or properties; as, kindred souls; kindred skies; kindred propositions


  1. Kindred

    In the Heathen movements, a kindred is a local worship group and organizational unit. Other terms used are hearth, theod, blotgroup, sippe, and other less popular ones such as garth, stead, church, and others. Kindreds are usually grassroots groups, most of which are independent from any other organization. Rarely through, a kindred may be affiliated with a national organization such as the Ásatrú Alliance, or The Troth, rather than the Swedish Forn Sed Assembly or the Odinic Rite. Independent kindreds are more typical within the US than elsewhere.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Kindred

    kin′dred, n. relationship by blood, less properly, by marriage: relatives: (pl., B.) families.—adj. related: congenial. [M. E. kinrede—A.S. cynn, kin, and the suffix -ræden, expressing mode or state.]

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz


    From Eng. _kin_, meaning relation, and _dread_, meaning fear; fearful relations.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of kindred in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of kindred in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Marie de Rabutin-Chantal:

    We cannot destroy kindred Our chains stretch a little sometimes, but they never break.

  2. Marie de Rabutin-Chantal:

    We cannot destroy kindred: Our chains stretch a little sometimes, but they never break.

  3. Abraham Lincoln:

    It is difficult to make a man miserable while he feels worthy of himself and claims kindred to the great God who made him.

  4. Jane Porter:

    Happiness is a sunbeam, Which may pass through a thousand bosoms Without losing a particle of its original ray Nay, when it strikes on a kindred heart, Like the converged light on a mirror, It reflects itself with redoubled brightness. It is not perfected till it is shared.

  5. W. Somerset Maugham:

    I have an idea that some men are born out of their due place. Accident has cast them amid certain surroundings, but they have always a nostalgia for a home they know not. They are strangers at their birthplace, and the leafy lanes they have known from childhood or the populous streets in which they have played, remain but a place of passage. They may spend their whole lives aliens among their kindred and remain aloof among the only scenes they have ever knows. Perhaps it is this sense of strangeness that sends men far and wide in the search for something permanent, to which they may attach themselves. Perhaps some deep-rooted atavism urges the wanderer back to lands which his ancestors left in the dim beginnings of history. Sometimes a man hits upon a place to which he mysteriously feels that he belongs. Here is the home he sought, and he will settle amid scenes that he has never seen before, among men he has never known, as though they were familiar to him from his birth. Here at last he finds rest.

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