(noun, adjective)


1. having or showing a tender and considerate and helpful nature; used especially of persons and their behavior

- kind to sick patients

- a kind master

- kind words showing understanding and sympathy

Similar word(s): benign, benignant, considerate, soft, benignant, gracious, benign, benevolent, charitable, kindly, openhearted, sympathetic, gentle, kindhearted, merciful

2. agreeable, conducive to comfort

- a dry climate kind to asthmatics

- hot summer pavements are anything but kind to the feet

Similar word(s): hospitable, genial

3. tolerant and forgiving under provocation

- our neighbor was very kind about the window our son broke

Similar word(s): forgiving, tolerant

Sentences with kind as an adjective:

- a kind man; a kind heart

- The years have been kind to Richard Gere; he ages well.

- a horse kind in harness


1. a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality

- what kinds of desserts are there?

Similar word(s): form, sort, variety

Definition categories: thought, category

2. a temporary substitution.

- the stick served as a kind of baseball bat for our game.

Sentences with kind as a noun:

- What kind of a person are you?

- This is a strange kind of tobacco.

- The opening served as a kind of window.

- I'll pay in kind for his insult.