Kind

Definition of Kind

Pronunciation: kīnd
a.1.Characteristic of the species; belonging to one's nature; natural; native.
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.
5.Gentle; tractable; easily governed; as, a horse kind in harness.
n.1.Nature; natural instinct or disposition.
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.
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.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.
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.
v. t.1.To beget.

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