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 Dictionary entry overview: What does kindred mean? 

KINDRED (noun)
  The noun KINDRED has 1 sense:

1. group of people related by blood or marriage

  Familiarity information: KINDRED used as a noun is very rare.

KINDRED (adjective)
  The adjective KINDRED has 2 senses:

1. similar or related in quality or character
2. related by blood or marriage

  Familiarity information: KINDRED used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

KINDRED (noun)

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Group of people related by blood or marriage

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects


clan; kin group; kindred; kinship group; kin; tribe

Hypernyms ("kindred" is a kind of...):

social group (people sharing some social relation)

Meronyms (members of "kindred"):

relation; relative (a person related by blood or marriage)

clan member; clansman; clanswoman (a member of a clan)

tribesman (someone who lives in a tribe)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "kindred"):

mishpachah; mishpocha ((Yiddish) the entire family network of relatives by blood or marriage (and sometimes close friends))

family; family unit (primary social group; parents and children)

folks (your parents)

family tree; genealogy (successive generations of kin)

totem (a clan or tribe identified by their kinship to a common totemic object)

Tribes of Israel; Twelve Tribes of Israel (twelve kin groups of ancient Israel each traditionally descended from one of the twelve sons of Jacob)

KINDRED (adjective)

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Similar or related in quality or character


akin; kindred; related

Context examples:

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


similar (marked by correspondence or resemblance)

Sense 2kindred [BACK TO TOP]


Related by blood or marriage

Context example:

kindred clans


related (connected by kinship, common origin, or marriage)

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