kind, sort, form, variety(adj)
a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality
"sculpture is a form of art"; "what kinds of desserts are there?"
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"
agreeable, conducive to comfort
"a dry climate kind to asthmatics"; "the genial sunshine";"hot summer pavements are anything but kind to the feet"
tolerant and forgiving under provocation
"our neighbor was very kind about the window our son broke"
A type, race or category; a group of entities that have common characteristics such that they may be grouped together.
A makeshift or otherwise atypical specimen.
The opening served as a kind of window.
One's inherent nature; character, natural disposition.
Goods or services used as payment, as e.g. in a barter.
to pay in kind
Equivalent means used as response to an action.
I'll pay in kind for his insult.
Affectionate, showing benevolence.
mild, gentle, forgiving
The years have been kind to Richard Gere; he ages well.
Origin: From cynde, cynd.
characteristic of the species; belonging to one's nature; natural; native
having feelings befitting our common nature; congenial; sympathetic; as, a kind man; a kind heart
showing tenderness or goodness; disposed to do good and confer happiness; averse to hurting or paining; benevolent; benignant; gracious
proceeding from, or characterized by, goodness, gentleness, or benevolence; as, a kind act
gentle; tractable; easily governed; as, a horse kind in harness
nature; natural instinct or disposition
race; genus; species; generic class; as, in mankind or humankind
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
Origin: [See Kin.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kīnd, n. those of kin, a race: sort or species, a particular variety: nature: style, method of action, character: produce, as distinguished from money.—adj. having the feelings natural for those of the same family: disposed to do good to others: benevolent.—adj. Kind′-heart′ed.—n. Kind′-heart′edness.—adj. Kind′less (Shak.), destitute of kindness, unnatural.—n. Kind′ness.—adj. Kind′-spok′en, spoken kindly: given to speaking kindly.—Kind of (coll.), somewhat, to some extent—used adverbially with adjectives and even verbs.—Do one's kind (Shak.), to act according to one's nature; In a kind, in a way, to some extent; In kind, payment in goods instead of money. [A.S. cynde—cynn, kin.]
kind, v.t. (Spens.) to beget. [From kin.]
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British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'kind' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #433
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'kind' in Written Corpus Frequency: #346
Rank popularity for the word 'kind' in Nouns Frequency: #100
Rank popularity for the word 'kind' in Adjectives Frequency: #714
The numerical value of kind in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of kind in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Three things in human life are important the first is to be kind the second is to be kind and the third is to be kind.
Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.
There are three things that are important in human life. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. The third is to be kind.
There's a little fallacy that we have to enrich our children's experience with every kind of lesson and every kind of sport and every kind of club, and that backfires at a certain point.
There's a side of me that thinks it's great that candidates and political leaders seem so human, but then there's a side of me that's kind of frustrated, it can be kind of frustrating and kind of funny at the same time.
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Translations for kind
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- tipe, soortAfrikaans
- نوع, حنون, لطيفة, لطيفArabic
- প্রজাতি, প্রকারBengali
- classe, tipus, maco, amable, gènereCatalan, Valencian
- caredig, mwynWelsh
- venlig, art, naturalier, natur, slags, rarDanish
- Sorte, liebenswürdig, gütig, nett, aufmerksam, lieb, freundlich, Art, mildGerman
- forma, gentil, género, amable, cariñoso, bondadoso, clase, tipoSpanish
- tõug, liik, sortEstonian
- تیپ, گونه, نوع, مهربانPersian
- tyyppi, säyseä, laatu, samalla mitalla, -lainen, oma, jonkinlainen, ystävällinen, luontoissuoritus, auttavainen, ominainen, eräänlainen, myötämielinen, sävyisä, kiltti, luokka, lajiFinnish
- gentil, acabit, genre, gentille, nature, sorte, favorableFrench
- sórt, gnéIrish
- seòrsa, gnèScottish Gaelic
- तरह, दया, प्रकारHindi
- բարի, տեսակArmenian
- tegund, gerð, góður, vinalegurIcelandic
- genere, gentile, carino, tipoItalian
- 優しい, 種類, 親切Japanese
- სახეობა, ტიპი, ჯიშიGeorgian
- 친절하다, 종류Korean
- benignus, mitisLatin
- léif, Zort, Genre, Aart, frëndlechLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- geras, malonus, veislė, meilus, rūšis, mielasLithuanian
- mīļš, šķirne, veids, laipns, suga, labsLatvian
- type, ras, aardig, mooi, natura, gelijke munt, categorie, prettig, leuk, natuur, lief, gunstig, slag, mild, aard, soort, genreDutch
- vennlig, slag, snillNorwegian
- ਵਰਗ, ਕਿਸਮPanjabi, Punjabi
- typ, rasa, rodzaj, miłyPolish
- categoria, raça, amável, classe, género, tipoPortuguese
- gen, amabil, fel, bun, drăguțRomanian
- любезный, разновидность, род, сорт, вид, добрыйRussian
- ljubazan, dobrodušan, prijatanSerbo-Croatian
- sort, natura, typ, snäll, art, slagSwedish
- జాతి, రకముTelugu
- vayant, vayante, djinti, djinteyeWalloon
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