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English definition of “kind”


noun [C]     /kaɪnd/
A1 a group with similar characteristics , or a particular type : Today's vehicles use two kinds of fuel - petrol and diesel . What kind of (a) job are you looking for? I just don't have that kind of money (= I don't have so much money ). The cupboard contained all kinds of strange things. Her travel company was the first of its kind (= of others that are similar ).Categories and varietiesSpecies and genders Grammar:Sort, type and kindSort, type and kind all generally mean the same thing. They are words we use to refer to a group of people or things which share the same characteristics. We use these words very often when we describe things and we often find them in dictionary definitions:
(Definition of kind noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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