kindred [ kin-drid ]
1. a person's relatives collectively; kinfolk; kin.
2. a group of persons related to another; family, tribe, or clan.
3. relationship by birth or descent, or sometimes by marriage; kinship.
4. natural relationship; affinity.
5. associated by origin, nature, qualities, etc.: kindred languages.
6. having the same belief, attitude, or feeling: We are kindred spirits on the issue of gun control.
7. related by birth or descent; having kinship: kindred tribes.
8. belonging to kin or relatives: kindred blood.
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WORDS RELATED TO KINDRED
agnate, cognate, incident, kin, parallel, congeneric, clan, tribe, relationship, family, flesh, house, blood, consanguinity, affinity, connection, race, relation, lineage, cousin
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Origin: 1125–75; Middle English, variant (with epenthetic d) of kinrede.See kin, -red
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR KINDRED
I learned some things from my younger self—the adventurous, kindred spirit.
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Just me, my 95-year-old dad, and tens of thousands of our kindred spirits.
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Kramer and Billy are kindred spirits, but Kramer accuses Billy of being blinded by the seductions of capitalism.
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An American boy found a kindred spirit in the king of England and was inspired to fight this disorder.
HARVEY WEINSTEIN ON WHY HE RE-RELEASED THE KING'S SPEECH PG-13|HARVEY WEINSTEIN|APRIL 8, 2011|DAILY BEAST
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