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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 a kind of

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Kind, n.
 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.”
    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.
 Syn: -- Sort; species; type; class; genus; nature; style; character; breed; set.