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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Almost certainly unwittingly, Benjamin was returning to the land of his far-off kindred.
▪ The same kindred spirit flows in their veins.
▪ I was different, to be sure, but he accepted me as a kindred spirit of sorts.
▪ No doubt she and Zahara had become friends because each recognised a kindred spirit in the other.
▪ I could also imagine the gentle but resolute Amsale recognizing a kindred spirit in Neil Brown.
▪ Was there some kindred spirit that linked this Samburu tribesman with a group of walkers from Sheffield?
▪ The forces of democracy are in essence kindred spirits.
▪ The point is that crops and weeds are in a sense kindred spirits, with several traits in common.
▪ She is kept company by kindred spirits, such as Uncle Ben and the Cream of Wheat cook.
▪ A recent discovery has shown that in kindred matters they followed a tradition current in Athens, at least in the fourth century.
▪ I could also imagine the gentle but resolute Amsale recognizing a kindred spirit in Neil Brown.
▪ I was different, to be sure, but he accepted me as a kindred spirit of sorts.
▪ No doubt she and Zahara had become friends because each recognised a kindred spirit in the other.
▪ Pharmacy and lavish automobile, what a kindred pair they were!
▪ Recognizing in Laz a kindred passion, I conceive a plan.
▪ The same kindred spirit flows in their veins.
▪ Was there some kindred spirit that linked this Samburu tribesman with a group of walkers from Sheffield?
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Kindred \Kin"dred\, n. [OE. kinrede, kynrede, kunreden (with excrescent d), fr. AS. cynn kin, race + the termination -r[=ae]den, akin to AS. r[=ae]dan to advise, G. rathen. Cf. Hatred.]

  1. Relationship by birth or marriage; consanguinity; affinity; kin.

    Like her, of equal kindred to the throne.

  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.

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


Kindred \Kin"dred\, a. Related; congenial; of the like nature or properties; as, kindred souls; kindred skies; kindred propositions.

True to the kindred points of heaven and home.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

c.1200, kinraden, compound of kin (q.v.) + -rede, from Old English ræden "condition, rule," related to rædan "to advise, rule" (see read (v.)). With intrusive -d- (17c.) probably for phonetic reasons (compare thunder) but perhaps encouraged by kind (n.). As an adjective, 1520s, from the noun.


a. Of the same nature. n. 1 (context often plural only English) Distant and close relatives, collectively. (rfex) 2 (context often plural only English) Peoples of the same ethnic descent, not including speaker; brethren. (rfex) 3 (context countable English) A grouping of relatives.

  1. adj. similar or related in quality or character; "a feeling akin to terror"; "kindred souls"; "the amateur is closely related to the collector" [syn: akin(p), related]

  2. related by blood or marriage; "kindred clans"

  3. n. group of people related by blood or marriage [syn: kin, kin group, kinship group, clan, tribe]

Kindred, ND -- U.S. city in North Dakota
Population (2000): 614
Housing Units (2000): 267
Land area (2000): 0.997934 sq. miles (2.584637 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.997934 sq. miles (2.584637 sq. km)
FIPS code: 42780
Located within: North Dakota (ND), FIPS 38
Location: 46.647973 N, 97.016486 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 58051
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Kindred, ND
Kindred (Heathenism)

In the Heathen movements, a kindred is a local worship group and organizational unit.

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.


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Kindred (comics)

The Kindred is a group of humanoid animals. They were introduced in a four-issue comic book mini-series published by Image Comics in 1994. Its writers were Jim Lee, Brandon Choi, Sean Ruffner and Brett Booth, who was also the artist. A second mini-series was published in 2002 under the Wildstorm imprint. Brett Booth was the sole writer and artist this time. Both series featured Grifter and Backlash fighting the Kindred.

Kindred (Heroes)

"Kindred" is the third episode of the second season of the NBC science fiction drama series Heroes. The episode was written by J. J. Philbin and was directed by Paul Edwards. It originally aired on October 8, 2007.

Kindred (EP)

Kindred is the fifth extended play by British electronic music producer Burial. It was digitally released on 13 February 2012, with a vinyl release following on 12 March 2012. The EP was met with praise, with Metacritic assigning an averaged score of 88 out of 100 based on 17 reviews from mainstream critics.

In 2013, Neil Blomkamp's film Elysium featured the song "Loner".

Kindred (novel)

'Kindred 'is the bestselling novel by American science-fiction author Octavia E. Butler. Part time-travel tale and part slave narrative, it was first published in 1979 and is still widely popular; it is regularly chosen as a text for community-wide reading programs and book organizations, as well as being a common choice for high school and college courses.

The book is the first-person account of a young African-American woman writer, Dana, who finds herself shuttled between her California home in 1976 and a pre-Civil War Maryland plantation. There she meets her ancestors: a spoiled, self-destructive white slave owner and the proud black freewoman he has forced into slavery and concubinage. As her stays in the past become longer, Dana becomes intimately entangled with the plantation community, making hard compromises to survive slavery and to ensure her existence in her own time.

Written to underscore the courageous endurance of people perceived as chattel, ''Kindred '' examines the dynamics and dilemmas of antebellum slavery as well as its legacy in present American society. Through the two interracial couples that form the emotional core of the story, the novel also explores the intersection of power, gender, and race issues and speculates on the prospects of future egalitarianism.

While most of Butler's work is classified as science-fiction, Kindred crosses disciplinary boundaries and so is often shelved under literature or African-American literature. Butler has categorized the work as "a kind of grim fantasy."

Kindred (album)

Kindred is the third studio album by American indietronica band Passion Pit, released on April 21, 2015 by Columbia Records.

Usage examples of "kindred".

So they abode a little, and the more part of what talk there was came from the Lady, and she was chiefly asking Ralph of his home in Upmeads, and his brethren and kindred, and he told her all openly, and hid naught, while her voice ravished his very soul from him, and it seemed strange to him, that such an one should hold him in talk concerning these simple matters and familiar haps, and look on him so kindly and simply.

A great many expressions of kindred tenor might easily be adduced, leaving it hardly possible to doubt as indeed we are not aware that any one does doubt that many of the Jews literally held that sin was the sole cause of bodily dissolution.

POSITIVE INJURY instead of benefit often results from the employment of some of the nostrums advertised for the cure of spermatorrhea, impotency and kindred affections.

I began to wonder about that huge open-pit mining operation the Kindred started on the altiplano just a year after the expedition.

An old priest, who had the highest possible opinion of me the moment I began to ask him about this truthful historian of the mother of Christ, shewed me the very place where she had written it, and assured me that the father, mother, sister, and in short all the kindred of the blessed biographer, had been great saints in their generation.

In Him she had found ample compensation for the bereavements she had suffered, the desertions she had witnessed, the ingratitude she had been shown by friends and kindred.

And their friends and their kindred gathered together and bewailed them for three days, as was the custom of the country, and returned their sacred remains unto the womb of the mother of all human kind.

It was not till the early part of the 18th century that the Efik, owing to civil war with their kindred and the Ibibio, migrated from the neighbourhood of the Niger to the shores of the river Calabar, and established themselves at Ikoritungko or Creek Town, a spot 4 m.

Before they touched the shores of Africa, this holy kindred degenerated into sensual love: and as Antonina soon overleaped the bounds of modesty and caution, the Roman general was alone ignorant of his own dishonor.

Balancesheet said nothing, but a brief flicker in its gaze acknowledged that it and Boba Fett were kindred entities, in spirit if not species.

Nevertheless, blessed with a strong body and a confident disposition, Jubal passed a pleasant childhood, enlivened by the weekly banquets at which Benruth entertained the Droad kindred and celebrated the sweet fugacity of existence.

In an age which venerated the Miles Gloriosus and thought of the Exploring Officer and his even more shadowy kindred as jackals and cowards, the news that the King himself employed such creatures might be enough to trigger a second English Civil War.

He had no sympathies with any measures that would debase or unsettle the currency, and set his face and gave his powerful influence against all forms of fiat or irredeemable paper money, and the kindred folly of the free coinage of silver by this country alone, without the concurrence of the commercial nations of the world.

The terrifying word of them flew before them, and the strong and able either fled or took to their keeps or mottes or fortified steadings with all their retainers, kindred, and kine, while the weak and helpless rushed to join immediately they came in proximity to the red-handed worshipers of the Mother.

In his black, lashless eyes she recognized the singlemindedness of a kindred spirit, and she understood her peril.