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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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