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

 kind /ˈkaɪnd/

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.

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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Kind, v. t.  To beget. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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,
      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,