kind

superl.

  1. Characteristic of the species; belonging to one's nature; natural; native.
  2. Having feelings befitting our common nature; congenial; sympathetic; as, a kind man; a kind heart.
  3. Showing tenderness or goodness; disposed to do good and confer happiness; averse to hurting or paining; benevolent; benignant; gracious.
  4. Proceeding from, or characterized by, goodness, gentleness, or benevolence; as, a kind act.
  5. Gentle; tractable; easily governed; as, a horse kind in harness.

a.

  1. Nature; natural instinct or disposition.
  2. Race; genus; species; generic class; as, in mankind or humankind.
  3. Nature; style; character; sort; fashion; manner; variety; description; class; as, there are several kinds of eloquence, of style, and of music; many kinds of government; various kinds of soil, etc.

v. t.

  1. To beget.