kind

Definitions

  • say, Cap, What Kind O' Bug is This?' 099
    say, Cap, What Kind O' Bug is This?' 099
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj kind tolerant and forgiving under provocation "our neighbor was very kind about the window our son broke"
    • adj kind agreeable, conducive to comfort "a dry climate kind to asthmatics","the genial sunshine","hot summer pavements are anything but kind to the feet"
    • adj 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"
    • n kind a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality "sculpture is a form of art","what kinds of desserts are there?"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Kinds of roofing materials excavated include flat tiles (shown here), curved pantiles, slate, and shingles Kinds of roofing materials excavated include flat tiles (shown here), curved pantiles, slate, and shingles
BOAZ SHOWING KINDNESS TO RUTH BOAZ SHOWING KINDNESS TO RUTH
THOSE KIND COST ME $10.00 PER DOZ THOSE KIND COST ME $10.00 PER DOZ
1. Aromatic kernels of a much used kind 1. Aromatic kernels of a much used kind
Are you sure you know what kind of cap you do want Are you sure you know what kind of cap you do want
Frame 1: A religious woman is presented a sporting magazine from 'Mr. Fox'. The caption says: “With Mr Fox's respects & many happy returns of the day” Frame 2: A hunter is presented a religious text from 'Mrs. Stork'. The caption says: “With Mrs Stork's kind regards and the compliments of the season” Frame 1: A religious woman is presented a sporting magazine from 'Mr. Fox'. The caption says: “With Mr Fox's respects...
The boys pelting Jane with various kinds of food The boys pelting Jane with various kinds of food

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Prairie dogs are not dogs. A prairie dog is a kind of rodent.
    • Kind Characteristic of the species; belonging to one's nature; natural; native. "It becometh sweeter than it should be, and loseth the kind taste."
    • Kind Gentle; tractable; easily governed; as, a horse kind in harness.
    • Kind 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."
    • Kind Nature; natural instinct or disposition. "He knew by kind and by no other lore.""Some of you, on pure instinct of nature,
      Are led by kind t' admire your fellow-creature."
    • Kind Proceeding from, or characterized by, goodness, gentleness, or benevolence; as, a kind act. "Manners so kind , yet stately."
    • Kind Race; genus; species; generic class; as, in mankind or humankind . "Come of so low a kind .""Every kind of beasts, and of birds.""She follows the law of her kind .""Here to sow the seed of bread,
      That man and all the kinds be fed."
    • Kind 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.""O cruel Death, to those you take more kind Than to the wretched mortals left behind.""A fellow feeling makes one wondrous kind ."
    • Kind 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 !"
      "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?""Tax on tillage was often levied in kind upon corn."
    • v. t Kind To beget.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The gazelle is a kind of antelope.
    • kind Native; natural; characteristic; proper to the genus, species, or individual.
    • kind Of a sympathetic nature or disposition; beneficently disposed: good-hearted; considerate and tender in the treatment of others; benevolent; benignant.
    • kind Loving; affectionate; full of tenderness; caressing.
    • kind Marked by sympathetic feeling; proceeding from goodness of heart; amiable; obliging: considerate: as, a kind act; kind treatment; kind regards.
    • kind Of a favorable character or quality; propitious; serviceable; adaptable; tractable: as, kind weather; a horse kind in harness.
    • kind = Syn. 2 and 3. Gracious, Good-natured, etc. (see benignant); Kindly, etc. (see kindly); benign, beneficent, bounteous, generous, indulgent, tender, humane, compassionate, good, lenient, clement, mild, gentle, bland, friendly, amicable.
    • n kind Nature; natural constitution or character.
    • n kind Natural disposition, propensity, bent, or characteristic.
    • n kind Natural descent.
    • n kind A class; a sort; a species; a number of individual objects having common characters peculiar to them.
    • n kind In a loose use, a variety; a particular variation or variant: as, a kind of low fever. See kind of, below.
    • n kind Gender; sex.
    • n kind Specific manner or way; method of action or operation.
    • n kind Race; family; stock; descent; a line of individuals related as parent or ancestor and child or descendant.
    • n kind Blood-relationship.
    • n kind Also, in phrases like what kind of a thing is this? he is a poor kind of fellow (that is, a thing of what kind, a fellow of a poor kind), kind of has come to seem like an adjective element before the noun, and hence before a plural noun, after words like some, all, and especially these and those, it sometimes keeps the singular form: as, these kind of people. This inaccuracy is very old, and still far from rare, both in speaking and in writing; but good usage condemns it.
    • n kind Synonyms Sort, Kind (see sort); breed, species, set, family, description.
    • kind To beget.
    • n kind A cricket.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There are more kinds of bacteria in your mouth then there are people in the world
    • n Kind kīnd those of kin, a race: sort or species, a particular variety: nature: style, method of action, character: produce, as distinguished from money
    • adj Kind having the feelings natural for those of the same family: disposed to do good to others: benevolent
    • v.t Kind kind (Spens.) to beget.
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Quotations

  • H. L. Mencken
    H.%20L.%20Mencken
    “There are two kinds of books. Those that no one reads and those that no one ought to read.”
  • Crand Briton
    Crand Briton
    “Satire is often the reflection of a kind of moral nausea.”
  • Jonathan Swift
    Jonathan%20Swift
    “Pretense is the overrating of any kind of knowledge we pretend to.”
  • Charles M. Schwab
    Charles%20M.%20Schwab
    “Lead the life that will make you kindly and friendly to everyone about you, and you will be surprised what a happy life you will lead.”
  • Ronald Reagan
    Ronald%20Reagan
    “Let us ask ourselves; What kind of people do we think we are?”
  • John Ruskin
    John%20Ruskin
    “An unimaginative person can neither be reverent or kind.”

Idioms

Kill with kindness - If you kill someone with kindness, you are very kind, possibly excessively kind, to them.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. cynde, gecynde, natural, innate, prop. an old p. p. from the root of E. kin,. See Kin kindred
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
From kin.

Usage

In literature:

In three months these "wild beasts," as they were sometimes called, became harmless and kind.
"Pushing to the Front" by Orison Swett Marden
I misdoubted when I saw him carrying them down the quay, but it was some kind of a picnic he was out for.
"Priscilla's Spies" by George A. Birmingham
It is a pity now; but still, the officers they have been kind to us, really very kind.
"Good Old Anna" by Marie Belloc Lowndes
He'd had all kinds of nurses, but the good ones wouldn't stay and the bad ones he'd fired.
"Shorty McCabe" by Sewell Ford
The names of the other kinds of earth well denote their quality.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
I don't think he's the fighting kind, not that kind of a fight.
"Fair Harbor" by Joseph Crosby Lincoln
As far as I know, nothing of the kind was said.
"Orley Farm" by Anthony Trollope
His kind and gentle wife is kind and gentle still.
"Janet's Love and Service" by Margaret M Robertson
Of course the men would have been as kind as kind could be.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
She liked almost everybody: the captain had been so friendly, and Mrs. Jewett and some of the ladies on board the vessel so kind.
"A Little Girl in Old Boston" by Amanda Millie Douglas
Every group of any kind whatsoever demands that each of its members shall help defend group interests.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
The dog took kindly to her foster-children, and reared them successfully with her own.
"Chatterbox, 1906" by Various
Women of that kind always carry all before them, and men forgive everything to them.
"Floyd Grandon's Honor" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
His eyes expressed friendliness of a perfectly simple, unaffected kind.
"Gossamer" by George A. Birmingham
The universe, in short, possesses two kinds of property which are mutually convertible.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
And so with everything else of a substantial kind.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
He had only kindly looks for her now, and though his words of greeting were few, they were kindly also.
"Allison Bain" by Margaret Murray Robertson
You know her ways, kind o' sad an' saft.
"The Night Riders" by Ridgwell Cullum
His Protestantism was a religion of the most definite kind.
"The Red Hand of Ulster" by George A. Birmingham
Do you believe in loyalty, courage, and kindness?
"Boy Scouts Handbook" by Boy Scouts of America
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In poetry:

Let kindly Silence close again,
The picture vanish from the eye,
And on the dim and misty main
Let the small ripple die.
"My Namesake" by John Greenleaf Whittier
The pleasantest sort of poet
Is the poet who's old and wise,
With an old white beard and wrinkles
About his kind old eyes.
"Old Poets" by Alfred Joyce Kilmer
Wisely kind, and kindly wise;
Blessed life, where such love lies!
Wise, and kind, and fair, and true—
Lovely live all these in you.
"An Odd Conceit" by Nicholas Breton
"To die would not be dying quite,
Leaving a little life behind,
You, were you kind to me to-night,
Could grant me this; but--are you kind?
"His Rubies: Told" by Laurence Hope
My friend of days, but not of years,
With kindly heart these lines I trace,
To tell you of a kindly wish,
Which I upon this page would place.
"To Miss - -" by Thomas Frederick Young
You are not kind to me, but many are
And all their kindness does not make them dear;
It may be you deceive me when afar
Even as always you torment me near.
"To Aziz: Song Of Mahomed Akram" by Laurence Hope

In news:

A New Kind of Wine List at Belly Wine Bar.
I don't take kindly to folks bad-mouthing my friends.
It profiles artists of every kind from across the state and links to upcoming events.
Known as the last of the bebop drummers, Mr Roach's style transcends jazz and influences musicians of all kinds of popular music.
Carolyn Wyman ate all kinds of cheesesteaks while researching her just-released The Great Philly Cheesesteak Book.
Police in southwestern Pennsylvania township are working a different kind of sting operation: They're trying to find seven beehives stolen from a well-known beekeeper.
It is the first of its kind in Ohio.
Hundreds of people in more than 40 cities around the world are expected to light candles tonight to remember bullying victim Amanda Todd and to take a quiet stand against the kind of torment that led her to take her own life.
When Kip Moore sat down to write his latest hit, 'Beer Money,' he knew what kind of lyrics would resonate with himself to sing night after night.
A Kind of a Life by N. John Hall Yale University Press, 284 pp.
These were the kinds of questions that Bellow 's protagonists.
AmpldquoThe whole thing is kind of a big change from regular high school rodeo both in size and because people are traveling in from all over to competeamprdquo Belus said ampldquoIt is pretty differentamprdquo.
Fiorenza Nguyen, 3, and David Johnson, take part in the 2012 OC Walk to Remember at The District at Tustin Legacy to support families who have experienced miscarriage, pregnancy loss, or infant loss of any kind.
Los Angeles is not a love-at-first-sight kind of place.
A semisecret Parisian shop is making one-of-a-kind motorcycles for an international clientele, inspired by the romance of the open road.
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In science:

Notice that this kind of approach is potentially predictive.
AdS/CFT Correspondence and Type 0 String Theory
In this kind of model it is normal to consider only the possibility of harmful mutations, because of their overwhelming ma jority in nature.
Random deaths in a computational model for age-structured populations
This is a kind of mean field approximation and has allowed us to obtain recursion relations for the average access time.
Random spread on the family of small-world networks
Sasaki in 1960, who considered it as a special kind of contact geometries.
Locally Sasakian Manifolds
On the other hand such kind of models represents one sector of the MAG models.
A class of colliding waves in metric-affine gravity, nonmetricity and torsion shock waves
Suppose that the tensor product forming a particular irreducible representation of Gn contains nj factors of the kind ρj , for all 1 ≤ j ≤ s.
Random walks on wreath products of groups
The maximal sets of that kind are exactly the sets of connections having one and the same gauge orbit type t, i.e. the strata A=t .
On the Gribov Problem for Generalized Connections
In the literatur there are various kinds of regular connections characterized again by the holonomy group HA : 1.
On the Gribov Problem for Generalized Connections
The description of the simplest case of this kind is given in .
Exactly solvable models of quantum mechanics including fluctuations in the framework of representation of the wave function by random process
We can express Dk ,n in terms of standard Stirling numbers of the second kind, Sk ,n .
Random incidence matrices: moments of the spectral density
This is a one-to-one correspondence between the admissible walks and the partitions of [1, k ] into l non-empty subsets, which are counted by Stirling numbers of second kind.
Random incidence matrices: moments of the spectral density
Similarly, for the choice of the covariance function Γts = min(t, s) for t, s ≥ 0 we obtain a non commutative stochastic process Gt which can be regarded as some kind of a Brownian motion [BS1] and Gt can be asymptotical ly represented as a matrix valued stochastic process.
Gaussian Random Matrix Models for q-deformed Gaussian Random Variables
We point out that the same results can be obtained for the kind δ in replacing p by p−1 in (11).
Fractional Supersymmetry through Generalized Anyonic algebra
Another interesting feature of BZT phase diagram is appearance of relaxor behaviour at x ≥ 0.27 while in PZT nothing of this kind is known.
Random field based model of mixed ferroelectrics phase diagram
We think of this as a kind of compactification of the graph.
Explicit isoperimetric constants and phase transitions in the random-cluster model
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