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English Dictionary: kind by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
kind
adj
  1. 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"
    Antonym(s): unkind
  2. agreeable, conducive to comfort; "a dry climate kind to asthmatics"; "the genial sunshine";"hot summer pavements are anything but kind to the feet"
    Synonym(s): kind, genial
  3. tolerant and forgiving under provocation; "our neighbor was very kind about the window our son broke"
    Synonym(s): kind, tolerant
n
  1. a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality; "sculpture is a form of art"; "what kinds of desserts are there?"
    Synonym(s): kind, sort, form, variety
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Kind \Kind\, a. [Compar. {Kinder}; superl. {Kindest}.] [AS.
      cynde, gecynde, natural, innate, prop. an old p. p. from the
      root of E. kin. See {Kin} kindred.]
      1. Characteristic of the species; belonging to one's nature;
            natural; native. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
  
                     It becometh sweeter than it should be, and loseth
                     the kind taste.                                 --Holland.
  
      2. Having feelings befitting our common nature; congenial;
            sympathetic; as, a kind man; a kind heart.
  
                     Yet was he kind, or if severe in aught, The love he
                     bore to learning was his fault.         --Goldsmith.
  
      3. Showing tenderness or goodness; disposed to do good and
            confer happiness; averse to hurting or paining;
            benevolent; benignant; gracious.
  
                     He is kind unto the unthankful and to evil. --Luke
                                                                              vi 35.
  
                     O cruel Death, to those you take more kind Than to
                     the wretched mortals left behind.      --Waller.
  
                     A fellow feeling makes one wondrous kind. --Garrick.
  
      4. Proceeding from, or characterized by, goodness,
            gentleness, or benevolence; as, a kind act. [bd]Manners so
            kind, yet stately.[b8] --Tennyson.
  
      5. Gentle; tractable; easily governed; as, a horse kind in
            harness.
  
      Syn: Benevolent; benign; beneficent; bounteous; gracious;
               propitious; generous; forbearing; indulgent; tender;
               humane; compassionate; good; lenient; clement; mild;
               gentle; bland; obliging; friendly; amicable. See
               {Obliging}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Kind \Kind\, n. [OE. kinde, cunde, AS. cynd. See {Kind}, a.]
      1. Nature; natural instinct or disposition. [Obs.]
  
                     He knew by kind and by no other lore. --Chaucer.
  
                     Some of you, on pure instinct of nature, Are led by
                     kind t'admire your fellow-creature.   --Dryden.
  
      2. Race; genus; species; generic class; as, in mankind or
            humankind. [bd]Come of so low a kind.[b8] --Chaucer.
  
                     Every kind of beasts, and of birds.   --James iii.7.
  
                     She follows the law of her kind.         --Wordsworth.
  
                     Here to sow the seed of bread, That man and all the
                     kinds be fed.                                    --Emerson.
  
      3. 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.
  
                     How diversely Love doth his pageants play, And snows
                     his power in variable kinds !            --Spenser.
  
                     There is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of
                     beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds. --I
                                                                              Cor. xv. 39.
  
                     Diogenes was asked in a kind of scorn: What was the
                     matter that philosophers haunted rich men, and not
                     rich men philosophers ?                     --Bacon.
  
      {A kind of}, something belonging to the class of; something
            like to; -- said loosely or slightingly.
  
      {In kind}, in the produce or designated commodity itself, as
            distinguished from its value in money.
  
                     Tax on tillage was often levied in kind upon corn.
                                                                              --Arbuthnot.
  
      Syn: Sort; species; class; genus; nature; style; character;
               breed; set.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Kind \Kind\, v. t. [See {Kin}.]
      To beget. [Obs.] --Spenser.
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