kindred


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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

   Syn: Kin; kinsfolk; relatives; kinsmen; relations;
        relationship; affinity.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Kindred \Kin"dred\, a.
   Related; congenial; of the like nature or properties; as,
   kindred souls; kindred skies; kindred propositions.
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         True to the kindred points of heaven and home.
                                                  --Wordsworth.
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