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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Kind a. [Compar. Kinder superl. Kindest.]
 1. Characteristic of the species; belonging to one's nature; natural; native. [Obs.]
    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.”
 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.