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Dictionary definition for: Kind

1. (n) a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality; "sculpture is a form of art" "what kinds of desserts are there?"

2. (a) having or showing a tender and considerate and helpful nature; used especially of persons and their behavior; "kind to sick patients" "a kind master" "kind words showing understanding and sympathy" "thanked her for her kind letter"

3. (s) liberal; "kind words of praise"

4. (s) conducive to comfort; beneficial; "the genial sunshine" "a kind climate" "hot summer pavements are anything but kind to the feet"

5. (s) expressing sympathy

6. (s) characterized by mercy, and compassion; "compassionate toward disadvantaged people" "kind to animals" "a humane judge"

7. (s) agreeable; "a dry climate kind to asthmatics"

8. (s) helpful to other people; "helping an old lady with her bundles was his kind deed for the day"

9. (s) tolerant and forgiving under provocation; "our neighbor was very kind about the window our son broke"

10. (s) showing consideration and anticipation of needs; "it was thoughtful of you to bring flowers" "a neighbor showed thoughtful attention"

11. (s) generously responsive; "good-hearted but inept efforts to help" "take a kindly interest" "a kindly gentleman" "an openhearted gift to charity"

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