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1    brand, breed, class, family, genus, ilk, race, set, sort, species, stamp, variety  
2    character, description, essence, habit, manner, mould, nature, persuasion, sort, style, temperament, type  
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kind          [2]  
      adj   affectionate, amiable, amicable, beneficent, benevolent, benign, bounteous, charitable, clement, compassionate, congenial, considerate, cordial, courteous, friendly, generous, gentle, good, gracious, humane, indulgent, kind-hearted, kindly, lenient, loving, mild, neighbourly, obliging, philanthropic, propitious, sympathetic, tender-hearted, thoughtful, understanding  
   cruel, hard-hearted, harsh, heartless, merciless, severe, unkind, unsympathetic, vicious  

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  ( kinds    plural  )   (NOUN USES AND PHRASES)  
1       n-count   If you talk about a particular kind   of thing, you are talking about one of the types or sorts of that thing.      
usu N of n   (=sort, type)  
The party needs a different kind of leadership..., Had Jamie ever been in any kind of trouble?..., This book prize is the biggest of its kind in the world...     
2       n-count   If you refer to someone's kind   , you are referring to all the other people that are like them or that belong to the same class or set.      
poss N     (disapproval)    (=sort, type)  
I can take care of your kind.     
3    You can use all kinds of to emphasize that there are a great number and variety of particular things or people.  
all kinds of      phrase   PHR n     (emphasis)    Adoption can fail for all kinds of reasons...     
4    You use kind of when you want to say that something or someone can be roughly described in a particular way.  
kind of      phrase   PHR adj/adv/n, PHR before v     (vagueness)    It was kind of sad, really...     
5    You can use of a kind to indicate that something is not as good as it might be expected to be, but that it seems to be the best that is possible or available.  
of a kind      phrase   n PHR  
She finds solace of a kind in alcohol.     
6    If you refer to someone or something as one of a kind, you mean that there is nobody or nothing else like them.  
one of a kind      phrase  
She's a very unusual woman, one of a kind.     
7    If you refer, for example, to two, three, or four of a kind, you mean two, three, or four similar people or things that seem to go well or belong together.  
two/three/four of a kind      phrase  
They were two of a kind, from the same sort of background.     
8    If you respond in kind, you react to something that someone has done to you by doing the same thing to them.  
in kind      phrase   PHR after v  
They hurled defiant taunts at the riot police, who responded in kind.     
9    If you pay a debt in kind, you pay it in the form of goods or services and not money.  
in kind      phrase   PHR after v, n PHR  
...benefits in kind.     

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kind          [2]     ( kinder    comparative)   ( kindest    superlative  )   (ADJECTIVE USES)  
1       adj   Someone who is kind    behaves in a gentle, caring, and helpful way towards other people.      
oft ADJ to n, it v-link ADJ of n to-inf  
I must thank you for being so kind to me..., It was very kind of you to come.     
  kindly      adv   ADV after v  
`You seem tired this morning, Jenny,' she said kindly.     
2       adj   You can use kind    in expressions such as please be so kind as to and would you be kind enough to in order to ask someone to do something in a firm but polite way.      
v-link ADJ     (politeness)    I wonder if you'd be kind enough to call him.     

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See also:

kin, kindly, kindle, kid

be | not be the marrying kind exp.
be/not be interested in getting married and having a family

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