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Definition 1: a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where kind or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • sculpture is a form of art
  • what kinds of desserts are there?

Synonyms for kind in the sense of this definition

(kind is a kind of ...) a general concept that marks divisions or coordinations in a conceptual scheme

(... is a kind of kind ) a kind or category

"businessmen of every stripe joined in opposition to the proposal"

(... is a kind of kind ) a type of product

"his car was an old model"

(... is a kind of kind ) a kind

"what manner of man are you?"

(... is a kind of kind ) a kind of person

"We'll not see his like again" "I can't tolerate people of his ilk"

(... is a kind of kind ) a kind of literary or artistic work

(... is a kind of kind ) a recognizable kind

"there's a new brand of hero in the movies now" "what make of car is that?"

(... is a kind of kind ) a general kind of something

"ignore the genus communism"

(... is a kind of kind ) a specific kind of something

"a species of molecule" "a species of villainy"

(... is a kind of kind ) (physics) the characteristic of quarks that determines their role in the strong interaction

"each flavor of quarks comes in three colors"

(... is a kind of kind ) (physics) the six kinds of quarks

(... is a kind of kind ) a particular kind (as to appearance)

"this style of shoe is in demand"

(... is a kind of kind ) (architecture) a form of artistic expression (such as writing or painting or architecture)

(... is a kind of kind ) an opposite or contrasting type

(... is a kind of kind ) a subdivision of a particular kind of thing

"what type of sculpture do you prefer?"

(... is a kind of kind ) sort or variety

"every description of book was there"

(... is a kind of kind ) a similar kind

"dogs, foxes, and the like" "we don't want the likes of you around here"

Definition 2: having or showing a tender and considerate and helpful nature; used especially of persons and their behavior - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where kind or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • kind to sick patients
  • a kind master
  • kind words showing understanding and sympathy
  • thanked her for her kind letter

(kind is similar to ...) characterized by kindness and warm courtesy especially of a king to his subjects

"our benignant king"

(kind is similar to ...) having or proceeding from an innately kind disposition

"a generous and kindhearted teacher"

(kind is similar to ...) having or showing a kindly or tender nature

"the gentle touch of her hand" "her gentle manner was comforting" "a gentle sensitive nature" "gentle blue eyes"

(kind is similar to ...) showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding and generosity

"was charitable in his opinions of others" "kindly criticism" "a kindly act" "sympathetic words" "a large-hearted mentor"

(kind is similar to ...) kindness of disposition or manner

"the benign ruler of millions" "benign intentions"

(means also ...) showing or giving mercy

"sought merciful treatment for the captives" "a merciful god"

(means also ...) compassionate and kind; conciliatory

"he was soft on his children"

(means also ...) having an easygoing and cheerful disposition

"too good-natured to resent a little criticism" "the good-natured policeman on our block" "the sounds of good-natured play"

(means also ...) showing concern for the rights and feelings of others

"friends considerate enough to leave us alone"

(means also ...) pleasant and beneficial in nature or influence

"a benign smile" "the benign sky" "the benign influence of pure air"

(... are attributes of kind) the quality of being warmhearted and considerate and humane and sympathetic

Definition 3: tolerant and forgiving under provocation - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where kind or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • our neighbor was very kind about the window our son broke

Synonyms for kind in the sense of this definition

(kind is similar to ...) inclined or able to forgive and show mercy

"a kindly forgiving nature" "a forgiving embrace to the naughty child"

Definition 4: agreeable, conducive to comfort - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where kind or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a dry climate kind to asthmatics
  • the genial sunshine
  • hot summer pavements are anything but kind to the feet

Synonyms for kind in the sense of this definition

(kind is similar to ...) favorable to life and growth

"soil sufficiently hospitable for forest growth" "a hospitable environment"

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