Definitions of kind

  1. a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality; " sculpture is a form of art"; " what kinds of desserts are there?"
  2. conducive to comfort; beneficial; " the genial sunshine"; " a kind climate"; " hot summer pavements are anything but kind to the feet"
  3. generously responsive; " good- hearted but inept efforts to help"; " take a kindly interest"; " a kindly gentleman"; " an openhearted gift to charity"
  4. expressing sympathy
  5. showing consideration and anticipation of needs; " it was thoughtful of you to bring flowers"; " a neighbor showed thoughtful attention"
  6. tolerant and forgiving under provocation; " our neighbor was very kind about the window our son broke"
  7. liberal; " kind words of praise"
  8. helpful to other people; " helping an old lady with her bundles was his kind deed for the day"
  9. agreeable; " a dry climate kind to asthmatics"
  10. characterized by mercy, and compassion; " compassionate toward disadvantaged people"; " kind to animals"; " a humane judge"
  11. 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"
  12. Characteristic of the species; belonging to one's nature; natural; native.
  13. Having feelings befitting our common nature; congenial; sympathetic; as, a kind man; a kind heart.
  14. Showing tenderness or goodness; disposed to do good and confer happiness; averse to hurting or paining; benevolent; benignant; gracious.
  15. Proceeding from, or characterized by, goodness, gentleness, or benevolence; as, a kind act.
  16. Gentle; tractable; easily governed; as, a horse kind in harness.
  17. Nature; natural instinct or disposition.
  18. Race; genus; species; generic class; as, in mankind or humankind.
  19. 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.
  20. To beget.
  21. Indulgent; gracious; inclined to do good to others; affectionate; sympathetic.
  22. Class or species; quality; variety; sort.
  23. Those of kin, a race: sort or species: nature: style: character: produce, as distinguished from money.
  24. Having the feelings natural for those of the same family: disposed to do good to others.
  27. Gentle; benevolent; amiable.
  28. Sort or species.
  29. Gentle; tender; humane; kindly.
  30. Sort; a class; species.
  31. Disposed to do good to others and to make them happy; proceeding from tenderness or goodness of heart; benevolent.
  32. Race; family; sort; produce; nature.
  33. Disposed to do good to others; indulgent; favourable.

Usage examples for kind

  1. Think it's a kind of chance? – The Landlord at Lion's Head, Complete by William Dean Howells Last Updated: February 27, 2009
  2. Kind love to Mr. Gubb. – Philo Gubb Correspondence-School Detective by Ellis Parker Butler
  3. " Never could do much with that kind, ennyhow. – A Man to His Mate by J. Allan Dunn
  4. If you will be so kind. – Countess Erika's Apprenticeship by Ossip Schubin
  5. " You have been very kind to come with me. – The Mormon Prophet by Lily Dougall
  6. I'm that kind, I'm afraid. – The Port of Adventure by Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
  7. How good and kind you've all been! – The Lone Ranche by Captain Mayne Reid
  8. It was very kind of you to come. – Only One Love, or Who Was the Heir by Charles Garvice
  9. I always knew as something o' this kind 'ud be 'appenin'. – The Nether World by George Gissing
  10. You are very kind, replied Lawry. – Haste and Waste by Oliver Optic
  11. I know the kind!" – The Salamander by Owen Johnson
  12. You know it's nothing of the kind. – The Cock-House at Fellsgarth by Talbot Baines Reed
  13. It's very kind of you, miss! – Weighed and Wanting by George MacDonald
  14. Nothing of any kind. – Out Like a Light by Gordon Randall Garrett
  15. Oh, my dear brother, say one kind word to me! – Commodore Junk by George Manville Fenn
  16. " It is very kind of you, what you are doing," he said. – The Amazing Interlude by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  17. They will be kind to you. – Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue and Their Shetland Pony by Laura Lee Hope
  18. I didn't come to you for that kind of talk. – Fanny Herself by Edna Ferber
  19. All are so kind. – Without a Home by E. P. Roe
  20. That is not kind. – The Gringos by B. M. Bower