[kin-drid] /ˈkɪn drɪd/
a person’s relatives collectively; kinfolk; kin.
a group of persons related to another; family, tribe, or clan.
relationship by birth or descent, or sometimes by marriage; kinship.
natural relationship; affinity.
associated by origin, nature, qualities, etc.:
having the same belief, attitude, or feeling:
We are kindred spirits on the issue of gun control.
related by birth or descent; having kinship:
belonging to kin or relatives:
having similar or common qualities, origin, etc
related by blood or marriage
kindred spirit, a person with whom one has something in common
relationship by blood
similarity in character
a person’s relatives collectively
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 (cf. thunder) but perhaps encouraged by kind (n.). As an adjective, 1520s, from the noun.
kindred kin·dred (kĭn’drĭd)
A group of related persons, such as a clan or tribe.
- Kindred soul
noun See kindred spirit
- Kindred spirit
noun a person who shares beliefs, attitudes, feelings, or features with another; also called kindred soul Also, kindred soul. An individual with the same beliefs, attitudes or feelings as oneself. For example, Dean and I are kindred spirits when it comes to spending money—we’re both tight. [ Mid-1800s ]
[kin-doo] /ˈkɪn du/ noun 1. a town in E Zaire, on the Lualaba River.
/ˈkɪndɪ/ noun 1. (Austral & NZ, informal) short for kindergarten