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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
(Definition of kind noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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