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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Kind  \Kind\,  v.  t.  [See  {Kin}.] 
  To  beget.  [Obs.]  --Spenser. 
 
  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  ``Manners  so 
  kind  yet  stately.''  --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.  ``Come  of  so  low  a  kind.''  --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  WordNet  r  1.6  [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"  [ant:  {unkind}] 
  2:  liberal;  "kind  words  of  praise" 
  3:  conducive  to  comfort;  beneficial;  "the  genial  sunshine";  "a 
  kind  climate";  "hot  summer  pavements  are  anything  but  kind 
  to  the  feet"  [syn:  {genial}] 
  4:  expressing  sympathy 
  5:  characterized  by  mercy,  and  compassion;  "compassionate 
  toward  disadvantaged  people";  "kind  to  animals";  "a  humane 
  judge"  [syn:  {merciful}] 
  6:  agreeable;  "a  dry  climate  kind  to  asthmatics" 
  7:  helpful  to  other  people;  "helping  an  old  lady  with  her 
  bundles  was  his  kind  deed  for  the  day" 
  8:  tolerant  and  forgiving  under  provocation;  "our  neighbor  was 
  very  kind  about  the  window  our  son  broke"  [syn:  {tolerant}] 
  9:  showing  consideration  and  anticipation  of  needs  "it  was 
  thoughtful  of  you  to  bring  flowers";  "a  neighbor  showed 
  thoughtful  attention"  [syn:  {thoughtful}] 
  10:  generously  responsive;  "good-hearted  but  inept  efforts  to 
  help";  "take  a  kindly  interest";  "a  kindly  gentleman"; 
  "an  openhearted  gift  to  charity"  [syn:  {good-hearted},  {kindly}, 
  {openhearted}] 
  n  :  a  category  of  things  distinguished  by  some  common 
  characteristic  or  quality;  "sculpture  is  a  form  of  art"; 
  "what  kinds  of  desserts  are  there?"  [syn:  {sort},  {form}, 
  {variety}] 




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