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Kind appears in the following pangrams (sentences using every letter of the alphabet at least once):

  • Cute, kind, jovial, foxy physique, amazing beauty? Wowser! (45 letters)
  • Their kind aunt was subject to frequent dizzy spells, thus causing much anxiety and worry. (74 letters)
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Usage statistics for the noun kind:

spoken English52.57%written English47.43% conversational speech21.42%task-oriented speech78.58% imaginative writing53.31%informational writing46.69%
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The word kind is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun kind

What does kind mean as a name of something?

Kind is one of the top 100 most common nouns in the English language.View more statistics!

noun - plural: kinds

  1. a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality
    • example: what kinds of desserts are there?
    • lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
    • synonyms of kind: form / sort / variety
    • more generic word: category = a general concept that marks divisions or coordinations in a conceptual scheme
    • more specific terms:

Definition of the adjective kind

What does kind mean as an attribute of a noun?

Kind is one of the top 1000 most common adjectives in the English language.

adjective - degrees: kinder | kindest

  1. having or showing a tender and considerate and helpful nature; used especially of persons and their behavior
  2. agreeable, conducive to comfort
    • examples: a dry climate kind to asthmatics | hot summer pavements are anything but kind to the feet
    • synonym of kind: genial
    • similar: hospitable
  3. tolerant and forgiving under provocation
    • example: our neighbor was very kind about the window our son broke
    • synonym of kind: tolerant
    • similar: forgiving

Alternative definition of the adjective kind


  1. Affectionate, showing benevolence.
  2. See Favorable.
  3. mild, gentle, forgiving


Kind a.k.a. Indianapolis International Airport is a public airport seven miles southwest of downtown Indianapolis, in Marion County, Indiana, United States. It is owned and operated by the Indianapolis Airport Authority. The airport is the largest in Indiana, occupying about 7,700 acres in Wayne and Decatur Townships of Marion County, all within the city of Indianapolis. It is near interstate highways I-65, I-69, I-70, and I-74, all of which connect to the city's I-465 beltway. The passenger terminal was the first designed and built in the United States since September 11, 2001 attacks.


  1. Kind is a musical group.
    • album: "Wax"
  2. Kind is a musical group.
    • album: "Cycle One"

There are other groups with in their name, like Any Kind, Ewe Kind, 3 of a Kind, Finest Kind, Marvel Kind, Kind of Girl, Kind of Jazz, Elephant Kind, Kind of Pluto, Northern Kind, Two of a Kind, Four of a Kind, Extra Blue Kind, Three of a Kind, three of a kind!, The Kindness Kind, The Righteous Kind, Another Kind of Death, Kind of Like Spitting and The Right Kind of Dirty.


Kind is an Irish-bred, British-trained Thoroughbred racehorse. She won six of her thirteen races, including the Listed Flower of Scotland Stakes and Kilvington Stakes, as well as being placed in the Group 3 Ballyogan Stakes. Since retiring from racing she has become one of Juddmonte Farms' top broodmares, foaling the undefeated, 10-time Group 1 winner Frankel. All of her first five foals have won races, including the Group winners Bullet Train and Noble Mission. Kind was trained by Roger Charlton and owned by Khalid Abdulla.

  • born on (13 years ago)


  1. Kind is a fictional character from the 1929 film Mother Krause's Journey to Happiness.
  2. Kind is a fictional character in the 2009 film The Last Station.
  3. Kind is a fictional character from the 1929 film Diary of a Coquette.
  4. Kind is a fictional character from the 2011 film In the Nick of Time.
  5. Kind is a fictional character from the 1929 film Meineid.
  6. Kind is a fictional character from the 2013 film Two Mothers.


  1. "KIND" a.k.a. "CHILD" is a cataloged instance, composition.
  2. "Kind": The initial studio album release by the Michigan jam rock band.
  3. "KIND" is a musical album of Ensemble 96.
    • released in (5 years ago)
  4. "Kind" is a musical album of Seven Sioux.
    • released in (24 years ago)


"Kind" is a 1997 film directed by Raymond Red.


  1. Kind: In the area of mathematical logic and computer science known as type theory, a kind is the type of a type constructor or, less commonly, the type of a higher-order type operator. A kind system is essentially a simply typed lambda calculus "one level up", endowed with a primitive type, denoted and called "type", which is the kind of any data type which does not need any type parameters.
  2. Kind is a breed temperament.
  3. kinD is a gene.
  4. The kind of flag this is. Most often merge or delete.

Phrases with Kind

Phrases starting with the word Kind:

  1. kind of
  2. kind-hearted
  3. kind-heartedness

Phrases ending with the word Kind:

  1. -KIND
  2. in kind
  3. In-Kind
  4. Of a Kind
  5. One of a Kind
  6. One-of-a-Kind
  7. Two of a Kind
  8. Five of a Kind
  9. Four of a Kind
  10. Three of a Kind
  11. Be Cruel to Be Kind
  12. Error of the First Kind
  13. Error of the Second Kind

Other phrase containing the word Kind:

  1. you get more with a kind word and a gun than you do with a kind word alone

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Kind

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Google previewIntelligent Kindness (2011)

Reforming the Culture of Healthcare by John Ballatt, Penelope Campling

As an adjective, kind means being of a sympathetic, helpful or forbearing nature and, importantly for our subject, being inclined to bring pleasure or relief. It is important to keep it rooted in its deeper meanings, though. It can easily become a ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of English Inflected Words, with the Syllabication of All the Words According to a System Founded on Well-defined Principles (1877)

And the System of Syllabication as Applied to Poetry and the Scansion of Verse. Forming Part II of The Handy English Word Book by James Stormonth

kins; kind n., kinds; kind a. , ...

Google previewThe Oratorical Dictionary (1835)

by John Newland Maffitt

Kind, civil, benevolent, good-natured, adv. mamely: s, humaneness, hu** * man; mankind. - HUMA"TION. s. Interment. MECTIVE. adj. Having the wer to moisten. HU'MERAL. adj. Belonging to the shoulder. - • HUMID. adj. Wet, moist, waMILITY.

Google previewA Dictionary Of The Malayan Language, In 2 Parts, Malayan and English And English and Malayan (1812)

by William Marsden

Ketch (kind of vessel) us; kichi. KETTLE, vid. Por. -- KETTLE-DRUM, vid.

Google previewDictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory (2012)

by J. A. Cuddon

and usually of a descriptive kind. Commonly found in newspapers ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Heavy Metal (2003)

by Daniel Bukszpan, Ronnie James Dio

Vi'ifei: Joe Comeau: guitars (The Killing Kind and later): Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth: vocals; Sid Falck: drums (Under the Influence through Horrorsctipe): Merritt Gam: guitars (Horrorscope through Wrecking Your Neck): Bobby Gusrafson: guitars ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Energy Resource Management

(priorities for 21st Century)

Kind. Energy plants give rise to heat and/or yield solid, liquid or gaseous fuel through conversion processes like direct burning, gasification, digestion, fermentation, etc. Since the discovery of woodfire, at least 150 thousand years ago, ...

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Usage statistics about kind

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the noun kind:

spoken English52.57%written English47.43% conversational speech21.42%task-oriented speech78.58% imaginative writing53.31%informational writing46.69%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun kind:


Comparison of usage frequency between the adjective kind and its most common antonym:


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Quotes about Kind

Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind. (Henry James)
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Scrabble value of K5I1N1D2

The value of this 4-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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