[ UK /kˈa‍ɪnd/ ]
[ US /ˈkaɪnd/ ]
  1. a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality
    sculpture is a form of art
    what kinds of desserts are there?
  1. agreeable, conducive to comfort
    the genial sunshine
    hot summer pavements are anything but kind to the feet
    a dry climate kind to asthmatics
  2. having or showing a tender and considerate and helpful nature; used especially of persons and their behavior
    kind to sick patients
    thanked her for her kind letter
    a kind master
    kind words showing understanding and sympathy
  3. tolerant and forgiving under provocation
    our neighbor was very kind about the window our son broke
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How To Use kind In A Sentence

  • And we -- it does extent all the way up toward Jacksonville, all the way down into West Palm Beach, all the way over to Fort Myers, and northward, almost kind of budging into the pan -- the Big Bend area, almost into the Panhandle, but not quite just yet. CNN Transcript Sep 5, 2004
  • Mostly, however, she seems to be held in some kind of incommunicado status until they need a sound bite, and then they throw the power switch, download the text and out she spits it, with all the emotion of an automaton. Condi a Waste of Time
  • I do not of course mean, Heaven forbid! that people should try to converse seriously; that results in the worst kind of dreariness, in feeling, as Stevenson said, that one has the brain of a sheep and the eyes of a boiled codfish. From a College Window
  • Apparently some people have an inborn tendency to develop certain kinds of tumour.
  • I guess I'm essentially a kind of deist of some kind as well. There Is A God
  • Having drop-dead gorgeous, private, windowed offices makes it a lot easier to recruit the kinds of superstars that produce ten times as much as the merely brilliant software developers.
  • And then I got there and they're like, no, you're writing sketches for other people, which I had never done and I was really kind of bummed because I had auditioned like two or three times. Zach Galifianakis: A Comedic Actor Takes A Dark Turn
  • Basically, it is a fish stew mixed with squash, sweet potatoes, okra, tamarind, and different kinds of peppers.
  • Distrust naturally creates distrust, and by nothing is good-will and kind conduct more speedily changed than by invidious jealousies and uncandid imputations, whether expressed or implied.
  • My husband wants to know what kind of millage it gets. Sunday Sweets: You "Auto" Watch
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