adjective, kind·er, kind·est.
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Origin of kind1
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Words nearby kind
Definition for kind (2 of 2)
- the nature, or natural disposition or character.
- manner; form.
Origin of kind2
usage note for kind
Kind (or sort ) of as an adverbial modifier meaning “somewhat” occurs in informal speech and writing: Sales have been kind (or sort ) of slow these last few weeks.
Example sentences from the Web for kind
After all, he met his husband of 30 years on a return trip to one of his homeland’s villages, the kind of place he once longed to escape.When Dead Beer Walks: A Dane in Vietnam Turns Strange Brew Into Craft Gin|Eugene Robinson|February 12, 2021|Ozy
Right away we kind of liked to work with each other, and that was always a war.As Kamaru Usman edges toward UFC greatness, his former teammate wants to stop him|Glynn A. Hill|February 12, 2021|Washington Post
I’m kind of just like wake up, see what our team services guy … has sent us for that day and then just go for it.For first time in three weeks, Capitals could be at full strength Sunday|Samantha Pell|February 11, 2021|Washington Post
He couldn’t imagine moving in and not having some kind of symbol of their relationship — maybe a ring or something else if she didn’t want to get married.
A woman who hears it thinks of a specific kind of danger, and a man who says it thinks of that danger, too.Capitol rioters searched for Nancy Pelosi in a way that should make every woman’s skin crawl|Monica Hesse|February 11, 2021|Washington Post
Submission is less a novel of ideas than a political book, and of the most subversive kind.
His discourse is now more detailed: submission, which is the meaning of islam in Arabic, gives him a kind of enjoyment.
Patrick Klugman, the deputy mayor of Paris, said: “We are living our kind of 9/11,” he said.
When I was in Holland, this is the kind of thing people feared.Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Our Duty Is to Keep Charlie Hebdo Alive|Ayaan Hirsi Ali|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
He appeared to understand however belatedly that he was in the presence of another kind of greatness.
Kind of a reception-room in there—guess I know a reception-room from a hole in the wall.
The relation existing between the balmy plant and the commerce of the world is of the strongest kind.
"She used to be so well—so bright," said Angela, who also appeared to have the desire to say something kind and comfortable.Confidence|Henry James
What he has done in any one species or distinct kind of writing would have been sufficient to have acquired him a great name.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
I tell you, madam, most distinctly and emphatically, that it is bread pudding and the meanest kind at that.'
British Dictionary definitions for kind (1 of 2)
Word Origin for kind
British Dictionary definitions for kind (2 of 2)
- (of payment) in goods or produce rather than in money
- with something of the same sortto return an insult in kind
- (adverb) somewhat; ratherkind of tired
- (sentence substitute) used to express reservation or qualified assentI figured it out. Kind of
Word Origin for kind
usage for kind
Idioms and Phrases with kind
In addition to the idiom beginning with kind
- kind of
- all kinds of
- in kind
- nothing of the kind
- of a kind
- two of a kind