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

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English

Etymology

cynde, cynd

Pronunciation

  • , /kaɪnd/, /kaInd/
  • Rhymes with: -aɪnd

Adjective

en-adj er

Translations

nice
favorable
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Noun

  1. A type, race, or category; a group of entities that have common characteristics such that they may be grouped together.
    What kind of a car do you drive?
    What kind of a person are you?
    This is a strange kind of tobacco.
  2. A makeshift or otherwise atypical specimen.
    The opening served as a kind of window.
  3. In goods or services rather than money (as in pay in kind).
  4. By the same means (as in I'll pay in kind for his insult).
  5. Quite, rather, somewhat (as in He was kind of surprised.).

Translations

type, race, category
character or nature
atypical specimen
with goods and services
by the same means
somewhat
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(1) and/or (2)

Danish

Noun

kind

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • /kɪnt/, /kInt/

Noun

  1. child, kid, non-adult human
  2. descendant, still a minor or irrespective of age
    In sommige patriarchale tradities blijven kinderen levenslang onvoorwaardelijk onderworpen aan het vaderlijk gezag, zoals aanvankelijk in het Oude Rome, in andere houdt een zoon op kind te zijn door zijn eigen gezin te stichten
    In certain patriarchal traditions, children remain subject to unconditional paternal authority for life, as originally in Ancient Rome, in other ones a son ceases to be a child by founding his own family

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Icelandic

Noun

kind

Swedish

Pronunciation

Noun

kind
  1. cheek; a part of the face.

Extensive Definition

Kind can mean:

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kind in Simple English: Kind

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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