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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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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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