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KIND, n.

1. Race; genus; generic class; as in mankind or humankind. In technical language, kind answers to genus.

2. Sort, in a sense more loose than genus; as, there are several kinds of eloquence and of style, many kinds of music, many kinds of government, various kinds of architecture or of painting, various kinds of soil, &c.

3. Particular nature; as laws most perfect in their kind.

4. Natural state; produce or commodity, as distinguished from money; as taxes paid in kind.

5. Nature; natural propensity or determination.

Some of you, on pure instinct of nature,

Are led by kind t' admire your fellow creature.

6. Manner; way. [Little used.]

7. Sort. He spoke with a kind of scorn or contempt.

KIND, a.

1. Disposed to do good to others, and to make them happy by granting their requests, supplying their wants or assisting them in distress; having tenderness or goodness of nature; benevolent; benignant.

God is kind to the unthankful, and to the evil. Luke 6.

Be ye kind one to another, tender-hearted. Eph.4.

2. Proceeding from tenderness or goodness of heart; benevolent; as a kind act; a kind return of favors.



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KIND, n.

1. Race; genus; generic class; as in mankind or humankind. In technical language, kind answers to genus.

2. Sort, in a sense more loose than genus; as, there are several kinds of eloquence and of style, many kinds of music, many kinds of government, various kinds of architecture or of painting, various kinds of soil, &c.

3. Particular nature; as laws most perfect in their kind.

4. Natural state; produce or commodity, as distinguished from money; as taxes paid in kind.

5. Nature; natural propensity or determination.

Some of you, on pure instinct of nature,

Are led by kind t' admire your fellow creature.

6. Manner; way. [Little used.]

7. Sort. He spoke with a kind of scorn or contempt.

KIND, a.

1. Disposed to do good to others, and to make them happy by granting their requests, supplying their wants or assisting them in distress; having tenderness or goodness of nature; benevolent; benignant.

God is kind to the unthankful, and to the evil. Luke 6.

Be ye kind one to another, tender-hearted. Eph.4.

2. Proceeding from tenderness or goodness of heart; benevolent; as a kind act; a kind return of favors.

KIND, a. [W. and Arm. cun, kind, favorable, attractive. In Ir. ceann, is affection. This word would seem to be connected with the preceding, but in sense it coincides best with the Teutonic gunstig, favorable, kind, from G. gönnen, to be glad or pleased, to love to see, to favor, D. gunnen, to grant or vouchsafe.]

  1. Disposed to do good to others, and to make them happy by granting their requests, supplying their wants or assisting them in distress; having tenderness or goodness of nature; benevolent; benignant. God is kind to the unthankful, and to the evil. Luke vi. Be ye kind one to another, tender-hearted. Eph. iv.
  2. Proceeding from tenderness or goodness of heart; benevolent; as, a kind act; a kind return of favors.

KIND, n. [Sax. cyn, or cynn. See Kin.]

  1. Race; genus; generic class; as in mankind or human kind. In technical language, kind answers to genus.
  2. Sort, in a sense more loose than genus; as, there are several kinds of eloquence and of style, many kinds of music, many kinds of government, various kinds of architecture or of painting, various kinds of soil, &c.
  3. Particular nature; as, laws most perfect in their kind. – Bacon.
  4. Natural state; produce or commodity, as distinguished from money; as, taxes paid in kind.
  5. Nature; natural propensity or determination. Some of you, on pure instinct of nature, / Are led by kind t' admire your fellow creature. – Dryden.
  6. Manner; way. [Little used.] – Bacon.
  7. Sort. He spoke with a kind of scorn or contempt.

Kind
  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. 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.

  3. To beget.

    [Obs.] Spenser.
  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. Proceeding from, or characterized by, goodness, gentleness, or benevolence; as, a kind act.

    "Manners so kind, yet stately." Tennyson.
  9. 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.

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Kind

KIND, noun

1. Race; genus; generic class; as in mankind or humankind. In technical language, kind answers to genus.

2. Sort, in a sense more loose than genus; as, there are several kinds of eloquence and of style, many kinds of music, many kinds of government, various kinds of architecture or of painting, various kinds of soil, etc.

3. Particular nature; as laws most perfect in their kind

4. Natural state; produce or commodity, as distinguished from money; as taxes paid in kind

5. Nature; natural propensity or determination.

Some of you, on pure instinct of nature,

Are led by kind t' admire your fellow creature.

6. Manner; way. [Little used.]

7. Sort. He spoke with a kind of scorn or contempt.

KIND, adjective

1. Disposed to do good to others, and to make them happy by granting their requests, supplying their wants or assisting them in distress; having tenderness or goodness of nature; benevolent; benignant.

God is kind to the unthankful, and to the evil. Luke 6:35.

Be ye kind one to another, tender-hearted. Ephesians 4:32.

2. Proceeding from tenderness or goodness of heart; benevolent; as a kind act; a kind return of favors.

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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do

DO, v.t. or auxiliary; pret. Did; pp. Done, pronounced dun. This verb, when transitive, is formed in the indicative, present tense, thus, I do, thou doest, he does or doth; when auxiliary, the second person is, thou dost. [G.]

1. To perform; to execute; to carry into effect; to exert labor or power for brining any thing to the state desired, or to completion; or to bring any thing to pass. We say, this man does his work well; he does more in one day than some men will do in two days.

In six days thou shalt do all thy work. Exodus 20.

I will teach you what ye shall do. Exodus 4.

I the Lord do all these things. Isaiah 45.

2. To practice; to perform; as, to do good or evil.

3. To perform for the benefit or injury of another; with for or to; for, when the thing is beneficial; to, in either case.

Till I know what God will do for me. 1 Samuel 22.

Do to him neither good nor evil. But to is more generally omitted. Do him neither good nor harm.

4. To execute; to discharge; to convey; as, do a message to the king.

5. To perform; to practice; to observe.

We lie and do not the truth. 1 John 1.

6. To exert.

Do thy diligence to come shortly to me. 2 Timothy 4.

7. To transact; as, to do business with another.

8. To finish; to execute or transact and bring to a conclusion. The sense of completion is often implied in this verb; as, we will do the business and adjourn; we did the business and dined.

9. To perform in an exigency; to have recourse to, as a consequential or last effort; to take a step or measure; as, in this crisis, we knew not what to do.

What will ye do in the day of visitation. Isaiah 10.

10. To make or cause.

Nothing but death can do me to respire.

11. To put.

Who should do the duke to death?

12. To answer the purpose.

Ill make the songs of Durfy do.

To have to do, to have concern with.

What have I to do with you? 2 Samuel 16.

What have I to do any more with idols? Hosea 14.

To do with, to dispose of; to make use of; to employ. Commerce is dull; we know not what to do with our ships. Idle men know not what to do with their time or with themselves. Also, to gain; to effect by influence.

A jest with a sad brow will do with a fellow who never had the ache in his shoulders.

I can do nothing with this obstinate fellow.

Also, to have concern with; to have business; to deal. [See No. 12.]

To do away, to remove; to destroy; as, to do away imperfections; to do away prejudices.

DO, v.i.

1. To act or behave, in any manner, well or ill; to conduct ones self.

They fear not the Lord, neither do they after the law and commandment. 2 Kings 17.

2. To fare; to be in a state with regard to sickness or health.

How dost thou?

We asked him how he did. How do you do, or how do you?

3. To succeed; to accomplish a purpose. We shall do without him. Will this plan do? Also, to fit; to be adapted; to answer the design; with for; as, this piece of timber will do for the corner post; this tenon will do for the mortise; the road is repaired and will do for the present.

To have to do with, to have concern or business with; to deal with. Have little to do with jealous men. Also, to have carnal commerce with.

Do is used for a verb to save the repetition of it. I shall probably come, but if I do not, you must not wait; that is, if I do not come, if I come not.

Do is also used in the imperative, to express an urgent request or command; as, do come; help me, do; make haste, do. In this case, do is uttered with emphasis.

As an auxiliary, do is used in asking questions. Do you intend to go? Does he wish me to come?

Do is also used to express emphasis. She is coquetish, but still I do love her.

Do is sometimes a mere expletive.

This just reproach their virtue does excite.

Expletives their feeble aid do join.

[The latter use of do is nearly obsolete.]

Do is sometimes used by way of opposition; as, I did love him, but he has lost my affections.

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