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1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
    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: agreeable, conducive to comfort; "a dry climate kind to
       asthmatics"; "the genial sunshine";"hot summer pavements are
       anything but kind to the feet" [syn: kind, genial]
    3: tolerant and forgiving under provocation; "our neighbor was
       very kind about the window our son broke" [syn: kind,
    n 1: a category of things distinguished by some common
         characteristic or quality; "sculpture is a form of art";
         "what kinds of desserts are there?" [syn: kind, sort,
         form, variety]

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Kind \Kind\ (k[imac]nd), a. [Compar. Kinder (k[imac]nd"[~e]r);
   superl. Kindest.] [AS. cynde, gecynde, natural, innate,
   prop. an old p. p. from the root of E. kin. See Kin
   1. Characteristic of the species; belonging to one's nature;
      natural; native. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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            It becometh sweeter than it should be, and loseth
            the kind taste.                       --Holland.
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   2. Having feelings befitting our common nature; congenial;
      sympathetic; as, a kind man; a kind heart.
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            Yet was he kind, or if severe in aught,
            The love he bore to learning was his fault.
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   3. Showing tenderness or goodness; disposed to do good and
      confer happiness; averse to hurting or paining;
      benevolent; benignant; gracious.
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            He is kind unto the unthankful and to evil. --Luke
                                                  vi 35.
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            O cruel Death, to those you take more kind
            Than to the wretched mortals left behind. --Waller.
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            A fellow feeling makes one wondrous kind. --Garrick.
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   4. Proceeding from, or characterized by, goodness,
      gentleness, or benevolence; as, a kind act. "Manners so
      kind, yet stately." --Tennyson.
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   5. Gentle; tractable; easily governed; as, a horse kind in

   Syn: Benevolent; benign; beneficent; bounteous; gracious;
        propitious; generous; forbearing; indulgent; tender;
        humane; compassionate; good; lenient; clement; mild;
        gentle; bland; obliging; friendly; amicable. See
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3. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Kind \Kind\, n. [OE. kinde, cunde, AS. cynd. See Kind, a.]
   1. Nature; natural instinct or disposition. [Obs.]
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            He knew by kind and by no other lore. --Chaucer.
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            Some of you, on pure instinct of nature,
            Are led by kind t'admire your fellow-creature.
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   2. Race; genus; species; generic class; as, in mankind or
      humankind. "Come of so low a kind." --Chaucer.
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            Every kind of beasts, and of birds.   --James iii.7.
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            She follows the law of her kind.      --Wordsworth.
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            Here to sow the seed of bread,
            That man and all the kinds be fed.    --Emerson.
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   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.
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            How diversely Love doth his pageants play,
            And snows his power in variable kinds ! --Spenser.
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            There is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of
            beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds. --I
                                                  Cor. xv. 39.
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            Diogenes was asked in a kind of scorn: What was the
            matter that philosophers haunted rich men, and not
            rich men philosophers?                --Bacon.
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   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.
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            Tax on tillage was often levied in kind upon corn.

   Syn: Sort; species; type; class; genus; nature; style;
        character; breed; set.
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4. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Kind \Kind\, v. t. [See Kin.]
   To beget. [Obs.] --Spenser.
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1. Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
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