What does the word kindred mean?

Usage examples for kindred

  1. He tried to tell her what her friendship meant to him; they were, he declared, kindred spirits- from the first time he had seen her, on the Common, he had known this. – The Dwelling Place of Light, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  2. I believe you are scarcely more blessed with kindred than I? – The Testing of Diana Mallory by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  3. He was as obstinate as ever in his lonesomeness, always pettishly rebuffing the friendly advances of Robin and, though I would take his cage to the vicinity of bird after bird, hoping that in some one of these he might recognize a kindred spirit, he found nothing of his feather. – Sigurd Our Golden Collie and Other Comrades of the Road by Katharine Lee Bates