Definitions for kindred
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word kindred.
kin, kin group, kinship group, kindred, clan, tribeadjective
group of people related by blood or marriage
similar in quality or character
"a feeling akin to terror"; "kindred souls"; "the amateur is closely related to the collector"
related by blood or marriage
A combination of extended family and religious group, of the Ásatrú religious order in America.
Distant and close relatives, collectively.
Peoples of the same ethnic descent, not including speaker; brethren.
Of the same nature.
Etymology: From kindrede, alteration (with epenthetic d) of kinrede, cunreden, from cynred, cynræden, from cynn + -ræden, equivalent to. More at kin.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Congeneal; related; cognate.
From Tuscan Coritum he claim’d his birth;
But after, when exempt from mortal earth,
From thence ascended to his kindred skies
A god. Dryden.
Etymology: from kin; cynrene , Saxon
Like her, of equal kindred to the throne,
You keep her conquests, and extend your own. Dryden.
His horse hipp’d with an old mothy saddle, and the stirrups of no kindred. William Shakespeare, Taming of the Shrew.
I think there is no man secure
But the queen’s kindred. William Shakespeare, Richard III.
Nor needs thy juster title the foul guilt
Of Eastern kings, who, to secure their reign,
Must have their brothers, sons, and kindred slain. Denham.
Kindred refers to one's family and relatives, or people who share a similar and often close relationship. It can also refer to something that has a similar or related nature, origin, or character to another entity.
relationship by birth or marriage; consanguinity; affinity; kin
relatives by blood or marriage, more properly the former; relations; persons related to each other
related; congenial; of the like nature or properties; as, kindred souls; kindred skies; kindred propositions
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
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.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Kindred is ranked #7026 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Kindred surname appeared 4,763 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 2 would have the surname Kindred.
66.3% or 3,161 total occurrences were White.
27.6% or 1,317 total occurrences were Black.
2.5% or 120 total occurrences were of two or more races.
2.2% or 106 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
0.6% or 30 total occurrences were Asian.
0.6% or 29 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
The numerical value of kindred in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of kindred in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
We cannot destroy kindred: Our chains stretch a little sometimes, but they never break.
Some believe all that parents, tutors, and kindred believe. They take their principles by inheritance, and defend them as they would their estates, because they are born heirs to them.
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.
We cannot destroy kindred Our chains stretch a little sometimes, but they never break.
It is difficult to make a man miserable while he feels worthy of himself and claims kindred to the great God who made him.
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- sagaCatalan, Valencian
- tribu, parentéFrench
- eroque tecumLatin
- gelijkaardig, verwanten, soortgenotenDutch
- semelhante, parentescoPortuguese
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