I UK [kaɪnd] / US noun
Word forms "kind":
singular kind plural kinds
1) [countable] a type of person or thing
kind of:

What kind of person is she?

different kinds of:

Many people like to try lots of different kinds of food.

of some kind:

We've all had disappointments of some kind.

of any kind:

There are no notes of any kind in the text.

all kinds of:

Francis taught me all kinds of stuff.

2) [singular] formal all the people who are similar to a person, for example because they come from the same social class

Terry was more comfortable with his own kind.

the biggest/best etc of its/their kind — used to say that one thing is bigger, better etc than other similar things

The bridge is the largest of its kind in the world.

products that are some of the best examples of their kind

two/three etc of a kind — used to say that two, three etc people or things are very similar and therefore go well together or belong together

I'm not surprised they're friends – they're two of a kind.

II UK [kaɪnd] / US adjective
Word forms "kind":
adjective kind comparative kinder superlative kindest
1) behaving in a way that shows you care about other people and want to help them

Thank you, Mark, you've been very kind.

kind to:

She was very kind to me when the children were ill.

it is kind of someone to do something:

It was kind of you to help them.

a) used about someone's appearance

She had a gentle kind face.

b) used about things that someone says or does, especially when you are thanking them

Thank you for your kind words.

We are grateful for your kind offer.

2) formal not causing harm or damage

Fate has been kind to me.

English dictionary. 2014.

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