American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of a friendly, generous, or warm-hearted nature.
- adj. Showing sympathy or understanding; charitable: a kind word.
- adj. Humane; considerate: kind to animals.
- adj. Forbearing; tolerant: Our neighbor was very kind about the window we broke.
- adj. Generous; liberal: kind words of praise.
- adj. Agreeable; beneficial: a dry climate kind to asthmatics.
- n. A group of individuals or instances sharing common traits; a category or sort: different kinds of furniture; a new kind of politics.
- n. A doubtful or borderline member of a given category: fashioned a kind of shelter; a kind of bluish color.
- n. Archaic Underlying character as a determinant of the class to which a thing belongs; nature or essence.
- n. Archaic The natural order or course of things; nature.
- n. Archaic Manner or fashion.
- idiom. all kinds of Informal Plenty of; ample: We have all kinds of time to finish the job.
- idiom. in kind With produce or commodities rather than with money: pay in kind.
- idiom. in kind In the same manner or with an equivalent: returned the slight in kind.
- idiom. kind of Informal Rather; somewhat: I'm kind of hungry.
- idiom. of a kind Of the same kind; alike: My father and my uncle are two of a kind.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- 1. Native; natural; characteristic; proper to the genus, species, or individual.
- Of a sympathetic nature or disposition; beneficently disposed: good-hearted; considerate and tender in the treatment of others; benevolent; benignant.
- Loving; affectionate; full of tenderness; caressing.
- Marked by sympathetic feeling; proceeding from goodness of heart; amiable; obliging: considerate: as, a kind act; kind treatment; kind regards.
- Of a favorable character or quality; propitious; serviceable; adaptable; tractable: as, kind weather; a horse kind in harness.
- = Syn. 2 and 3. Gracious, Good-natured, etc. (see benignant); Kindly, etc. (see kindly); benign, beneficent, bounteous, generous, indulgent, tender, humane, compassionate, good, lenient, clement, mild, gentle, bland, friendly, amicable.
- n. Nature; natural constitution or character.
- n. Natural disposition, propensity, bent, or characteristic.
- n. Natural descent.
- n. A class; a sort; a species; a number of individual objects having common characters peculiar to them.
- n. In a loose use, a variety; a particular variation or variant: as, a kind of low fever. See kind of, below.
- n. Gender; sex.
- n. Specific manner or way; method of action or operation.
- n. Race; family; stock; descent; a line of individuals related as parent or ancestor and child or descendant.
- n. Blood-relationship.
- n. Also, in phrases like what kind of a thing is this? he is a poor kind of fellow (that is, a thing of what kind, a fellow of a poor kind), kind of has come to seem like an adjective element before the noun, and hence before a plural noun, after words like some, all, and especially these and those, it sometimes keeps the singular form: as, these kind of people. This inaccuracy is very old, and still far from rare, both in speaking and in writing; but good usage condemns it.
- n. Synonyms Sort, Kind (see sort); breed, species, set, family, description.
- To beget.
- n. A cricket.
- adj. Affectionate, showing benevolence.
- adj. Favorable.
- adj. mild, gentle, forgiving
- n. A type, race or category; a group of entities that have common characteristics such that they may be grouped together.
- n. A makeshift or otherwise atypical specimen.
- n. archaic One's inherent nature; character, natural disposition.
- n. Goods or services used as payment, as e.g. in a barter.
- n. Equivalent means used as response to an action.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. obsolete Characteristic of the species; belonging to one's nature; natural; native.
- adj. Having feelings befitting our common nature; congenial; sympathetic.
- adj. Showing tenderness or goodness; disposed to do good and confer happiness; averse to hurting or paining; benevolent; benignant; gracious.
- adj. Proceeding from, or characterized by, goodness, gentleness, or benevolence.
- adj. Gentle; tractable; easily governed.
- n. obsolete Nature; natural instinct or disposition.
- n. Race; genus; species; generic class.
- n. Sort; type; class; nature; style; character; fashion; manner; variety; description.
- v. obsolete To beget.
- n. a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality
- adj. having or showing a tender and considerate and helpful nature; used especially of persons and their behavior
- adj. agreeable, conducive to comfort
- adj. tolerant and forgiving under provocation
- From Old English cynde, cynd ("generation"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, natural, kind, from Old English gecynde, natural. Middle English, from Old English gecynd, race, offspring, kind. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“(ZHAHN-ruh) The kind or type of a work of art, from the French, meaning kind or genus.”
“Whatever the kind, or the amount stolen, the unvarying penalty was double of _the same kind_.”
“I feel that I must be so kind, kind, _kind_ to _everybody_!”
“The proof rather lies within the domain of the soul itself, and is not something which may be tacked on to any kind of external, spatial existence; it is the emergence of a _new kind_ of existence or _self-subsistence.”
“His stage of progress in knowledge was this, that during the discharge of _one_ kind of rays of force from the cathode pole in a Crookes tube _another kind_ of rays are set free, which differ totally in their nature and effects from anything hitherto known.”
“I think him as perfect, of his kind, as possible; though it is a _kind_ of art with which I do not sympathize.”
“A very useful and very remarkable kind of prophecy indeed, this inductive prophecy appears to be; and the question arises, whether _a kind_, endowed of God with a faculty of seeing, which commands the future in so inclusive a manner, and with so near and sufficient an aim for the most important practical purposes, ought to be besieging Heaven for a _super_natural gift, and questioning the ancient seers for some vague shadows of the coming event, instead of putting this immediate endowment -- this 'godlike' endowment -- under culture.”
“_nature_,' the fact that the human species is _a species_, -- the fact that the human kind is but a _kind_, neighboured with many others from which it is isolated by its native walls of ignorance, -- neighboured with many others, more or less known, known and unknown, more or less”
“after its kind," and each species remains; animals may alter from changes in their way of life, but there is no passing from one _kind_ to another.”
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