kind

kind
I.
/kaɪnd / (say kuynd)

adjective
1. of a good or benevolent nature or disposition, as a person.
2. having, showing, or proceeding from benevolence: kind words.
3. cordial; well-meant: kind regards.
4. (sometimes followed by to) indulgent, considerate, or helpful: to be kind to animals.
5. Obsolete loving; intimate.
{Middle English kinde, Old English gecynde, from gecynd nature. See kind2}
II.
/kaɪnd / (say kuynd)

noun
1. a class or group of individuals of the same nature or character, especially a natural group of animals or plants.
2. nature or character as determining likeness or difference between things: things differing in degree rather than in kind.
3. a person or thing as being of a particular character or class: he is a strange kind of hero.
4. a more or less adequate or inadequate example, or a sort, of something: the vines formed a kind of roof.
5. Obsolete one's nature, or natural disposition or character: to act after one's kind.
phrase
6. in kind,
a. in something of the same kind; in the same way: to retaliate in kind.
b. in goods or natural produce, instead of money.
7. kind of, Colloquial after a fashion; to some extent; somewhat; rather: the room was kind of dark.
{Middle English kinde, Old English gecynd. See kin}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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