kind noun Meaning in the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “kind” - Learner’s Dictionary

kind

noun     /kaɪnd/
A1 [C] a type of thing or person: What kind of music do you like? All kinds of people come to our church. Older kids like board games and that kind of thing. Her travel company was the first of its kind (= the first one like it).Categories and varietiesSpecies and gendersConditions and characteristics
some kind of
B1 used to talk about something when you are not sure of its exact type: She has some kind of disability.Categories and varietiesSpecies and genders
kind of informal
B2 used when you are trying to explain or describe something, but you cannot be exact: It's kind of unusual.UncertaintyHesitatingAchievable
of a kind
used to describe something that exists but is not very good: The school had a swimming pool of a kind, but it was too small for most classes to use.Quite good, or not very goodSuitable and acceptable
Translations of “kind”
in Arabic نَوْع…
in Korean 종류…
in Malaysian jenis…
in French sorte, espèce…
in Turkish tür, çeşit…
in Italian genere, tipo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 種類…
in Russian род, тип, сорт…
in Polish rodzaj…
in Vietnamese loại…
in Spanish tipo, género, clase…
in Portuguese tipo, espécie…
in Thai ชนิด…
in German die Art…
in Catalan classe, mena…
in Japanese 種類…
in Indonesian jenis…
in Chinese (Simplified) 种类…
(Definition of kind noun from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More Learner's Dictionary definitions for “kind”

There, their and they’re – which one should you use?
There, their and they’re – which one should you use?
by ,
April 27, 2016
by Liz Walter If you are a learner of English and you are confused about the words there, their and they’re, let me reassure you: many, many people with English as their first language share your problem! You only have to take a look at the ‘comments’ sections on the website of, for example, a popular

Read More 

Word of the Day

sample

a small amount of something that shows you what the rest is or should be like

Word of the Day

bio-banding noun
bio-banding noun
April 25, 2016
in sport, grouping children according to their physical maturity rather than their age ‘When we’re grouping children for sports, we do it by age groups, but the problem is that, within those age groups, we get huge variations in biological age,’ said Dr Sean Cumming, senior lecturer at the University of Bath’s department for

Read More