Adjective "Kind" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/kʌɪnd/

Definitions and examples

noun

A group of people or things having similar characteristics.
  1. 'more data of this kind would be valuable'
  2. 'This is probably the busiest month in the year with music of all kinds dominating the action.'
  3. 'It is one of those CD's that you want to keep playing and playing, the kind where you family tell you that they have heard it enough.'
  4. 'We recognize four basic kinds of teeth in an individual's jaw, the incisors, canines, premolars, and molars.'
  5. 'I love all kinds of films, except the plotless kind with unconvincing acting, shoddy editing and duff music played on synths.'
  6. 'Can people still motivate themselves to vote if they only see these two kinds of politicians?'
  7. 'On a nearby table lay several bottles of finger paint, like the kind used in elementary schools.'
  8. 'I will deal with the first kind of case in this section, and the second kind in the next section.'
  9. 'The kinds of wine and food served for a fine dining experience will depend on your budget.'
  10. 'We try to compensate for our natural sinfulness by performing good works of various kinds.'
  11. 'Two kinds of writing by Seth Godin gives some quick, focused tips on how to write for different audiences.'
  12. 'The Liberals have an interesting dilemma, similar in kind to the Labour dilemma.'
  13. 'I think that a Toronto signing/reading/event is almost a certainty, but of what kind and nature I don't yet know.'
  14. 'In the final analysis, the ideology of radical diversity surreptitiously promotes a political program of the same kind.'
  15. 'It is my understanding that the country has never admitted that nuclear weapons are different in kind from other weapons.'
Each of the elements (bread and wine) of the Eucharist.
  1. 'Many practices that were part of pre-Vatican II Roman Catholicism, such as communion in one kind for the laity and eastward-facing celebrations, have not died out, as Anglicans sometimes think.'

adjective

Having or showing a friendly, generous, and considerate nature.
  1. 'he was very kind to me'
  2. 'Here I have friends and kind neighbours - only one lives very near, the others at least six miles away.'
  3. 'In its most direct form, hospitality refers to a kindness to visitors: a friendly welcome and a kind or generous treatment offered to guests or strangers.'
  4. 'They didn't know me from Adam but they were so kind and considerate and generous despite their grief.'
  5. 'Think of how a kind word spoken at the right time, or a special card sent to someone lonely or hurting can lift their spirits.'
  6. 'It has been mentioned also tonight, and my own experience has been that he really is that kind of a gentle man, a very kind man, with a good sense of humor.'
  7. 'His friends mourned a kind and generous man as well as a great talent.'
  8. 'Ken, a reader and walker, has written a kind letter to me and has requested more routes south of York.'
  9. 'Well, when I came to Johannesburg from the countryside, I knew nobody, but many strangers were very kind to me.'
  10. 'Anne was well known for her beautiful and unusual flower gardens and her very kind and generous nature.'
  11. 'And furthermore, he has mellowed a lot in his old age, and is very kind to everyone.'
  12. 'I wonder if you'd be kind enough to address my concerns?'
  13. 'So perhaps you'd be so very kind as to be repeating now the tale you and he have been telling for nigh on six months?'
  14. 'look for rollers that are kind to hair'
  15. 'Jonathan chose two different shades of dye, which had the added bonus of being tinted colour, as opposed to bleach, and so kinder to my hair.'
  16. 'Hope would grow up in a kind and loving family, and forget her mother was ever a rough teenage tramp on the streets of Glasgow.'
  17. 'She was always a kind and loving mother to the twins.'
  18. 'Her family were her priority and she was a wonderful loving and kind wife and mother.'

Definitions

1. of a good or benevolent nature or disposition, as a person: a kind and loving person.

2. having, showing, or proceeding from benevolence: kind words.

3. indulgent, considerate, or helpful; humane (often followed by to): to be kind to animals.

4. mild; gentle; clement: kind weather.

5. British Dialect. loving; affectionate.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be kind to people."

"people can be kind of things."

"years can be kind to people."

"places can be kind to people."

"people can be kind to animals."

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Origin

(kind)Old English gecynde ‘natural, native’; in Middle English the earliest sense is ‘well born or well bred’, whence ‘well disposed by nature, courteous, gentle, benevolent’.

Phrase

in kind
one's (own) kind
someone's kind
kind of
a kind of
nothing of the kind
of its kind
of a kind
one of a kind
something of the kind
two (or three, four, etc.) of a kind