different, same, similar

She does the same kind of work as me.

all, another, any, some, various

You need some kind of cover over it to protect it from the rain.

We stock various kinds of lawnmower.

each, every
certain, distinct, exact, particular, special, specific

Certain kinds of food are unsuitable for small children.

best, good
bad, worst
right, wrong

Be sure to eat enough of the right kind of food.

This is the exact kind of thing I want.

common, normal, typical, usual

I'm a fairly normal kind of guy.

Prostate cancer is the most common kind of cancer in men.


the need for a new kind of leadership


Musicals were her favourite/favorite kind of movie.

funny, odd, peculiar, strange, weird
rare, unique

They played a truly unique kind of punk rock.

in kind

The regions differ in size, but not in kind.

of a kind

You're making progress of a kind (= some progress, but not very much, or not of the best type).

They're two of a kind (= very like each other)—both workaholics!

of … kind

books of every kind

music of different kinds

of its kind

The new school was the first of its kind.

kind of

a special kind of oil

a/the kind of thing

Do you know the kind of thing I mean?

They sell all kinds of things.

a … kind of way

I missed him, in a funny kind of way.

nothing of the kind

‘I was terrible!’ ‘You were nothing of the kind!’

nothing of that kind, something of that kind, something of the kind

‘He's resigning.’ ‘I'd suspected something of the kind.’


She was endlessly kind and sympathetic.

extremely, fairly, very, etc.
especially, genuinely, most, particularly

It really was most kind of you to help.


My boss has been extremely kind to me.

Kind is used with these nouns: ↑act, ↑deed, ↑face, ↑fate, ↑gesture, ↑gift, ↑heart, ↑invitation, ↑lady, ↑man, ↑manner, ↑offer, ↑person, ↑regard, ↑remark, ↑soul, ↑thought, ↑woman, ↑word

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