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Definition of "kind" [kind]

  • Of a friendly, generous, or warm-hearted nature. (adjective)
  • Showing sympathy or understanding; charitable: a kind word. (adjective)
  • Humane; considerate: kind to animals. (adjective)
  • Forbearing; tolerant: Our neighbor was very kind about the window we broke. (adjective)
  • Generous; liberal: kind words of praise. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "kind" in a sentence
  • "But if you are into that kind of entertainment, fair enough.. theres tonnes of movies like that out there… and don't get me wrong… i thought "Knowing" was kind of entertaining..kind of funny even with that gooky script who wouldnt?"
  • "(ZHAHN-ruh) The kind or type of a work of art, from the French, meaning “kind” or “genus."
  • "Whatever the kind, or the amount stolen, the unvarying penalty was double of _the same kind_."