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Kind Kind, n. [OE. kinde, cunde, AS. cynd. See {Kind}, a.] 1. Nature; natural instinct or disposition. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

He knew by kind and by no other lore. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

Some of you, on pure instinct of nature, Are led by kind t'admire your fellow-creature. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. Race; genus; species; generic class; as, in mankind or humankind. ``Come of so low a kind.'' --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

Every kind of beasts, and of birds. --James iii.7. [1913 Webster]

She follows the law of her kind. --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster]

Here to sow the seed of bread, That man and all the kinds be fed. --Emerson. [1913 Webster]

3. Sort; type; class; nature; style; character; fashion; manner; variety; description; as, there are several kinds of eloquence, of style, and of music; many kinds of government; various kinds of soil, etc. [1913 Webster]

How diversely Love doth his pageants play, And snows his power in variable kinds ! --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

There is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds. --I Cor. xv. 39. [1913 Webster]

Diogenes was asked in a kind of scorn: What was the matter that philosophers haunted rich men, and not rich men philosophers? --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

{A kind of}, something belonging to the class of; something like to; -- said loosely or slightingly.

{In kind}, in the produce or designated commodity itself, as distinguished from its value in money. [1913 Webster]

Tax on tillage was often levied in kind upon corn. --Arbuthnot.

Syn: Sort; species; type; class; genus; nature; style; character; breed; set. [1913 Webster]


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