Definition and Meanings for kind

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Kind is ranked 6,720 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of kind

adjective, comparative, superlative, noun, transitive verb

Etymology of kind

as. cynde, gecynde, natural, innate, prop. an old p. p. from the root of e. kin. see kin kindred oe. kinde, cunde, as. cynd. see kind, a.pos see kin

Meaning of kind


as adjective, comparative, superlative

  • 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.

as noun, adjective

  • nature; natural instinct or disposition.
  • race; genus; species; generic class; as, in mankind or humankind.
  • sort; type; class; nature; style; character; fashion; manner; variety; description; as, there are several kinds of eloquence, of style, and of music; many kinds of government; various kinds of soil, etc.

as transitive verb

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