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Kind \Kind\ (k[imac]nd), a. [Compar. Kinder (k[imac]nd"[~e]r); superl. Kindest.] [AS. cynde, gecynde, natural, innate, prop. an old p. p. from the root of E. kin. See Kin kindred.]

  1. Characteristic of the species; belonging to one's nature; natural; native. [Obs.]

    It becometh sweeter than it should be, and loseth the kind taste.

  2. Having feelings befitting our common nature; congenial; sympathetic; as, a kind man; a kind heart.

    Yet was he kind, or if severe in aught, The love he bore to learning was his fault.

  3. Showing tenderness or goodness; disposed to do good and confer happiness; averse to hurting or paining; benevolent; benignant; gracious.

    He is kind unto the unthankful and to evil.
    --Luke vi 35.

    O cruel Death, to those you take more kind Than to the wretched mortals left behind.

    A fellow feeling makes one wondrous kind.

  4. Proceeding from, or characterized by, goodness, gentleness, or benevolence; as, a kind act. ``Manners so kind, yet stately.''

  5. Gentle; tractable; easily governed; as, a horse kind in harness.

    Syn: Benevolent; benign; beneficent; bounteous; gracious; propitious; generous; forbearing; indulgent; tender; humane; compassionate; good; lenient; clement; mild; gentle; bland; obliging; friendly; amicable. See Obliging.


Etymology 1 a. (en-comparative of: kind) Etymology 2

n. (label en chiefly jocular or German or Yiddish contexts) children.

Kinder, LA -- U.S. town in Louisiana
Population (2000): 2148
Housing Units (2000): 950
Land area (2000): 1.637934 sq. miles (4.242229 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1.637934 sq. miles (4.242229 sq. km)
FIPS code: 39755
Located within: Louisiana (LA), FIPS 22
Location: 30.486696 N, 92.846779 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 70648
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Kinder, LA

Kinder is the German word for "children"; it may also refer to:

Kinder (surname)

Kinder is a surname.

Notable people with the surname include:

  • John Kinder Labatt (1803–1866), brewer, founded Labatt Brewing Company
  • John Kinder (clergyman) (1819–1903), New Zealand artist and photographer
  • Claude W. Kinder (1852–1936), English railway engineer in China
  • Mary Kinder (1909–1981), Prohibition era gun moll
  • Ellis Kinder (1914–1968), baseball pitcher
  • Manfred Kinder (born 1938), West German sprinter
  • Jan Kinder (1944–2013), Norwegian ice hockey player
  • Richard Kinder (born 1944), American businessman, CEO of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners
  • Chuck Kinder (born 1946), American novelist
  • Peter Kinder (born 1954), American politician
  • Gary Kinder (author), American writer on sociology and true crime, wrote Victim: The Other Side of Murder
  • Tony Kinder, Scottish businessman and lecturer
  • Gary Kinder (born 1962), American decathlete
  • Steve Kinder, American basketball coach
  • Kate Kinder, (born 1984), British Rugby Union Photographer
  • Vladimír Kinder (born 1969), Slovak footballer
  • John Kinder (born 1974), racing driver
  • Randy Kinder (born 1975), American football player (running back)
  • Derek Kinder (born 1986), American football player (wide receiver)

Usage examples of "kinder".

While Seidl continued at Enron for a couple of years, his responsibilities gravitated to Rich Kinder, now working as chief of staff, sort of a roving Mr.

He figured Kinder not only would understand his brainstorm but would have the guts to get it done.

The meeting ended, and Skilling, downcast, followed Kinder to the elevator for the fiftieth floor.

The elevator doors opened, and Kinder walked out into the hallway, again clenching the cigar in his teeth.

In less than two weeks Kinder and Skilling lined up multi year contracts for more than a billion dollars of gas.

Repeatedly, he visited Kinder, by then company president, and pounded his desk, saying Enron was squandering its one great opportunity.

The pay would be less-something Skilling glossed over-but Kinder had suggested Enron might give him a piece of the business.

The company, Kinder decided, had to fix the overseas projects and shove them as far away from Enron as possible.

Now, as he rode in the corporate jet alongside Rich Kinder, Alexander decided to raise some of his concerns.

The next day, Ken Harrison called Kinder at the office, asking to get the talks back on track.

The rejection had infuriated Kinder, but he had agreed to continue in his job for two more years if his contract was changed.

Even though both Kinder and McNeil had filed to divorce their spouses, Lay believed it set a terrible example.

Sharon spelled out an unpleasant story: She had been out to dinner with a few friends, including Nancy McNeil, the subject of the Kinder rumors.

He had done so much for both Kinder and McNeil over the years, helping them with their careers, helping them find their way.

He had sandbagged Kinder two years earlier, promising to step aside-then nothing.