Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “kind”

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.
Idioms

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).
(Definition of kind from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of kind?
Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Uncertainty, but you might be interested in these topics from the Chance and possibility topic area:

Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “kind” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

aptitude

a natural ability or skill

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More