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Meaning of KIND

Pronunciation:  kInd

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality; "sculpture is a form of art"; "what kinds of desserts are there?"
  2. [adj]  generously responsive; "good-hearted but inept efforts to help"; "take a kindly interest"; "a kindly gentleman"; "an openhearted gift to charity"
  3. [adj]  conducive to comfort; beneficial; "the genial sunshine"; "a kind climate"; "hot summer pavements are anything but kind to the feet"
  4. [adj]  showing consideration and anticipation of needs; "it was thoughtful of you to bring flowers"; "a neighbor showed thoughtful attention"
  5. [adj]  tolerant and forgiving under provocation; "our neighbor was very kind about the window our son broke"
  6. [adj]  liberal; "kind words of praise"
  7. [adj]  helpful to other people; "helping an old lady with her bundles was his kind deed for the day"
  8. [adj]  agreeable; "a dry climate kind to asthmatics"
  9. [adj]  characterized by mercy, and compassion; "compassionate toward disadvantaged people"; "kind to animals"; "a humane judge"
  10. [adj]  having or showing a tender and considerate and helpful nature; used especially of persons and their behavior; "kind to sick patients"; "a kind master"; "kind words showing understanding and sympathy"; "thanked her for her kind letter"
  11. [adj]  expressing sympathy

KIND is a 4 letter word that starts with K.


 Synonyms: benevolent, benign, benignant, charitable, considerate, forgiving, form, generous, genial, gentle, good, good-hearted, gracious, helpful, hospitable, humane, kindhearted, kindly, merciful, openhearted, sort, sympathetic, thoughtful, tolerant, variety
 Antonyms: unkind
 See Also: antitype, art form, brand, category, color, colour, description, flavor, flavour, genre, genus, good-natured, ilk, make, manner, model, soft, species, style, the like, the likes of, type



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Kind\, a. [Compar. {Kinder}; superl. {Kindest}.] [AS.
    cynde, gecynde, natural, innate, prop. an old p. p. from the
    root of E. kin. See {Kin} kindred.]
    1. Characteristic of the species; belonging to one's nature;
       natural; native. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
             It becometh sweeter than it should be, and loseth
             the kind taste.                       --Holland.
    2. Having feelings befitting our common nature; congenial;
       sympathetic; as, a kind man; a kind heart.
             Yet was he kind, or if severe in aught, The love he
             bore to learning was his fault.       --Goldsmith.
    3. Showing tenderness or goodness; disposed to do good and
       confer happiness; averse to hurting or paining;
       benevolent; benignant; gracious.
             He is kind unto the unthankful and to evil. --Luke
                                                   vi 35.
             O cruel Death, to those you take more kind Than to
             the wretched mortals left behind.     --Waller.
             A fellow feeling makes one wondrous kind. --Garrick.
    4. Proceeding from, or characterized by, goodness,
       gentleness, or benevolence; as, a kind act. ``Manners so
       kind, yet stately.'' --Tennyson.
    5. Gentle; tractable; easily governed; as, a horse kind in
    Syn: Benevolent; benign; beneficent; bounteous; gracious;
         propitious; generous; forbearing; indulgent; tender;
         humane; compassionate; good; lenient; clement; mild;
         gentle; bland; obliging; friendly; amicable. See
  2. \Kind\, n. [OE. kinde, cunde, AS. cynd. See {Kind}, a.]
    1. Nature; natural instinct or disposition. [Obs.]
             He knew by kind and by no other lore. --Chaucer.
             Some of you, on pure instinct of nature, Are led by
             kind t'admire your fellow-creature.   --Dryden.
    2. Race; genus; species; generic class; as, in mankind or
       humankind. ``Come of so low a kind.'' --Chaucer.
             Every kind of beasts, and of birds.   --James iii.7.
             She follows the law of her kind.      --Wordsworth.
             Here to sow the seed of bread, That man and all the
             kinds be fed.                         --Emerson.
    3. Nature; style; character; sort; fashion; manner; variety;
       description; class; as, there are several kinds of
       eloquence, of style, and of music; many kinds of
       government; various kinds of soil, etc.
             How diversely Love doth his pageants play, And snows
             his power in variable kinds !         --Spenser.
             There is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of
             beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds. --I
                                                   Cor. xv. 39.
             Diogenes was asked in a kind of scorn: What was the
             matter that philosophers haunted rich men, and not
             rich men philosophers ?               --Bacon.
    {A kind of}, something belonging to the class of; something
       like to; -- said loosely or slightingly.
    {In kind}, in the produce or designated commodity itself, as
       distinguished from its value in money.
             Tax on tillage was often levied in kind upon corn.
    Syn: Sort; species; class; genus; nature; style; character;
         breed; set.
  3. \Kind\, v. t. [See {Kin}.]
    To beget. [Obs.] --Spenser.
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