kind 英 [kaɪnd] 美 [kaɪnd]
n. 种类；性质 adj. 和蔼的；宽容的；令人感激的
名词复数:kinds 比较级:kinder 最高级:kindest
- A helpful and considerate nature can be described as kind. It is kind of someone to volunteer to rake their elderly neighbor's leaves in the fall. As a noun, kind refers to the variety or specific type of something.
- n. 种类；性质
- adj. 和蔼的；宽容的；令人感激的
1. be kind to animals/others
2. a very kind and helpful person
3. three kinds of cakes/cake
4. I like him, kind of.
- kind (adj.) "friendly, deliberately doing good to others," Middle English kinde, from Old English (ge)cynde "natural, native, innate," originally "with the feeling of relatives for each other," from Proto-Germanic *kundi- "natural, native," from *kunjam "family" (see kin), with collective or generalizing prefix *ga- and abstract suffix *-iz. The word rarely appeared in Old English without the prefix, but Old English also had it as a word-forming element -cund "born of, of a particular nature" (see kind (n.)). Sense development probably is from "with natural feelings," to "well-disposed" (c. 1300), "benign, compassionate, loving, full of tenderness" (c. 1300).
- kind (n.) "class, sort, variety," from Old English gecynd "kind, nature, race," related to cynn "family" (see kin), from Proto-Germanic *kundjaz "family, race," from PIE root *gene- "give birth, beget," with derivatives referring to procreation and familial and tribal groups.