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Definition of "kindred" []

  • A group of related persons, as a clan or tribe. (noun)
  • A person's relatives; kinfolk. (noun)
  • Of the same ancestry or family: kindred clans. (adjective)
  • Having a similar or related origin, nature, or character: kindred emotions. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "kindred" in a sentence
  • "We just now parted off from the weaving of clothes, the making of blankets, which differ from each other in that one is put under and the other is put around: and these are what I termed kindred arts."
  • "And they have burst the many ties which held them; they were parents, brothers, sisters, children, and friends; but the bond of the kindred is broken, and the silver cord of love is loosed."
  • "Poignant and never sentimental, this elegant memoir recalls how a family adapted and reorganized itself over and over, enduring and succeeding to remain kindred in spite of living apart."