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noun kind pronunciation in British English /kaɪnd/
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  1. 1
    [countable] a type of person or thing
    kind of: What kind of person is she?
    different kinds of: Many people like to try lots of different kinds of food.
    of some kind: We’ve all had disappointments of some kind.
    of any kind: There are no notes of any kind in the text.
    all kinds of: Francis taught me all kinds of stuff.
  2. 2
    [singular] formal all the people who are similar to a person, for example because they come from the same social class
    Terry was more comfortable with his own kind.



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