|a.||1.||Characteristic of the species; belonging to one's nature; natural; native.|
|2.||Having feelings befitting our common nature; congenial; sympathetic; as, a kind man; a kind heart.|
|3.||Showing tenderness or goodness; disposed to do good and confer happiness; averse to hurting or paining; benevolent; benignant; gracious.|
|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.|
|2.||Race; genus; species; generic class; as, in mankind or humankind.|
|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.|
There is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds.
Diogenes was asked in a kind of scorn: What was the matter that philosophers haunted rich men, and not rich men philosophers?
|v. t.||1.||To beget.|
|Noun||1.||kind - a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality; "sculpture is a form of art"; "what kinds of desserts are there?"|
|Adj.||1.||kind - 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"|
unkind - lacking kindness; "a thoughtless and unkind remark"; "the unkindest cut of all"
|2.||kind - liberal; "kind words of praise"|
|3.||kind - conducive to comfort; beneficial; "the genial sunshine"; "a kind climate"; "hot summer pavements are anything but kind to the feet"|
|4.||kind - expressing sympathy|
|5.||kind - characterized by mercy, and compassion; "compassionate toward disadvantaged people"; "kind to animals"; "a humane judge"|
|6.||kind - agreeable; "a dry climate kind to asthmatics"|
|7.||kind - helpful to other people; "helping an old lady with her bundles was his kind deed for the day"|
|8.||kind - tolerant and forgiving under provocation; "our neighbor was very kind about the window our son broke"|
|9.||kind - showing consideration and anticipation of needs; "it was thoughtful of you to bring flowers"; "a neighbor showed thoughtful attention"|
|10.||kind - generously responsive; "good-hearted but inept efforts to help"; "take a kindly interest"; "a kindly gentleman"; "an openhearted gift to charity"|