Your kindred are your people. If you say are going to visit your kindred during the holidays, that means you are going to visit your relatives.

The word kindred can be used as either an adjective or a noun. The noun version is somewhat archaic — you are more likely to encounter this word in classic literature than in casual conversation. You may be more familiar with the adjective version of the word, which has gained popular usage in the term “kindred spirit” or “kindred soul,” which is used to describe those who share similar attitudes, characteristics, or beliefs.

Definitions of kindred

n group of people related by blood or marriage

clan, kin, kin group, kinship group, tribe
Bronte sisters
a 19th century family of three sisters who all wrote novels
Marx Brothers
a family of United States comedians consisting of four brothers with an anarchic sense of humor
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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
your parents
family tree, genealogy
successive generations of kin
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
couple, match, mates
a pair of people who live together
man and wife, marriage, married couple
two people who are married to each other
ancestry, blood, blood line, bloodline, descent, line, line of descent, lineage, origin, parentage, pedigree, stemma, stock
the descendants of one individual
Lost Tribes
the ten Tribes of Israel that were deported into captivity in Assyria around 720 BC (leaving only the tribes of Judah and Benjamin)
Type of:
social group
people sharing some social relation

adj related by blood or marriage

kindred clans”
connected by kinship, common origin, or marriage

adj similar in quality or character

kindred souls”
marked by correspondence or resemblance

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