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kind

adjective [-er/-est only]  /kɑɪnd/ us  

kind adjective [-er/-est only] (GOOD)

generous, helpful, and caring about other people: She’s a kind, thoughtful person. It was kind of you to give me your seat.
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kind

noun [C]  /kɑɪnd/ us  

kind noun [C] (TYPE)

a group with similar characteristics, or a particular type: What kind of thing is it? They talked about all kinds of stuff. It’s the largest organization of its kind in history. Where books are concerned, Tyler and Chlo are two of a kind (= similar).
Translations of “kind”
in Korean 종류…
in Arabic نَوْع…
in French sorte, espèce…
in Turkish tür, çeşit…
in Italian genere, tipo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 寬容的, 有益的, 體貼的…
in Russian род, тип, сорт…
in Polish rodzaj…
in Spanish tipo, género, clase…
in Portuguese tipo, espécie…
in German die Art…
in Catalan classe, mena…
in Japanese 種類…
in Chinese (Simplified) 宽容的, 有益的, 体贴的…
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