Webster's Writer's Dictionary


Kin"dred [OE. kinrede, kynrede, kunreden (with excrescent d), fr. AS. cunn kin, race + the termination to advise, G. rathen. Cf. Hatred.]

1. Relationship by birth or marriage; consanguinity; affinity; kin. Like her, of equal kindred to the throne. Dryden.

2. Relatives by blood or marriage, more properly the former; relations; persons related to each other. I think there's no man is secure But the queen's kindred. Shak.

Syn. -- Kin; kinsfolk; relatives; kinsmen; relations; relationship; affinity.



Related; congenial; of the like nature or properties; as, kindred souls; kindred skies; kindred propositions. True to the kindred points of heaven and home. Wordsworth.