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English

Etymology 1

Old English cynde, cynd

Pronunciation

Adjective

kind (comparative er, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
kind

Comparative
er

Superlative
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  1. Showing benevolence.
  2. Favorable.
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Noun

Singular
kind

Plural
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kind ({{{1}}})
  1. A type, race, or category; a group of entities that have common characteristics such that they may be grouped together.
    What kind of a car do you drive?
    What kind of a person are you?
    This is a strange kind of tobacco.
  2. A makeshift or otherwise atypical specimen.
    The opening served as a kind of window.
  3. (idiomatic) Quite, rather, somewhat (as in He was kind of surprised.).
Synonyms

(1) and/or (2)

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Etymology 2

From kine (cattle), from Middle English kyn, from Old English cȳna, when cattle were a means of exchange.

Noun

Singular
kind

Plural
-

kind (-)
  1. In goods or services rather than money (as in pay in kind).
  2. By the same means (as in I'll pay in kind for his insult).
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Danish

Noun

kind

  1. cheek

Dutch

Pronunciation

Noun

kind n. (plural kinderen, diminutive kindje)

  1. child, kid, non-adult human
  2. descendant, still a minor or irrespective of age
    In sommige patriarchale tradities blijven kinderen levenslang onvoorwaardelijk onderworpen aan het vaderlijk gezag, zoals aanvankelijk in het Oude Rome, in andere houdt een zoon op kind te zijn door zijn eigen gezin te stichten
    In certain patriarchal traditions, children remain subject to unconditional paternal authority for life, as originally in Ancient Rome, in other ones a son ceases to be a child by founding his own family

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Icelandic

Pronunciation

Noun

kind f. (genitive singular kindar, plural kindur)

  1. sheep

Swedish

Pronunciation

Noun

Inflection for kind Singular Plural
common Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative kind kinden kinder kinderna
Genitive kinds kindens kinders kindernas

kind c.

  1. (anatomy) cheek; a part of the face.

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