Pronunciation: (kīnd),[key] —adj.,-er, -est. 1. of a good or benevolent nature or disposition, as a person: a kind and loving person. 2. having, showing, or proceeding from benevolence: kind words. 3. indulgent, considerate, or helpful; humane (often fol. by to): to be kind to animals. 4. mild; gentle; clement: kind weather. 5. Brit. Dial.loving; affectionate.
Pronunciation: (kīnd),[key] —n. 1. a class or group of individual objects, people, animals, etc., of the same nature or character, or classified together because they have traits in common; category: Our dog is the same kind as theirs. 2. nature or character as determining likeness or difference between things: These differ in degree rather than in kind. 3. a person or thing as being of a particular character or class: He is a strange kind of hero. 4. a more or less adequate or inadequate example of something; sort: The vines formed a kind of roof. 5. Archaic. a. the nature, or natural disposition or character.
b. manner; form.
6. Obs.gender; sex.
7. in kind, a. in something of the same kind or in the same way as that received or borne: They will be repaid in kind for their rudeness. b. in goods, commodities, or services rather than money: In colonial times, payment was often made in kind. 8. kind of,Informal.to some extent; somewhat; rather: The room was kind of dark. 9. of a kind, of the same class, nature, character, etc.: They are two of a kind.