I have a dual track, and I need to fill one of the tracks with something busy, some kind of chatter.
By that he presumably meant Northerners, not the kind who play baseball in the Bronx.
Harold Evans argues that it proves the value of the kind of investigative journalism we are losing.
But for the most part, kids aren't reading this kind of material.
This is exactly the kind of legal chaos that stays are meant to avoid.
For once, he was revealing that fundamental egotism which is the characteristic of all his kind.
Who among you ever received an injury from that kind old man?
She is older than you, but she is the kind of girl I know you would like.
For one thing Fred sha'n't get into that kind of muss if I can save him from it.
"On second thoughts, I may be able to give some kind of a pow-wow," I replied.
"class, sort, variety," from Old English gecynd "kind, nature, race," related to cynn "family" (see kin), from Proto-Germanic *gakundjaz "family, race" (see kind (adj.)). Ælfric's rendition of "the Book of Genesis" into Old English came out gecyndboc. The prefix disappeared 1150-1250. No exact cognates beyond English, but it corresponds to adjective endings such as Goth -kunds, Old High German -kund. Also in English as a suffix (mankind, etc.). Other earlier, now obsolete, senses in English included "character, quality derived from birth" and "manner or way natural or proper to anyone." Use in phrase a kind of (1590s) led to colloquial extension as adverb (1804) in phrases such as kind of stupid ("a kind of stupid (person)").
"friendly, deliberately doing good to others," from Old English gecynde "natural, native, innate," originally "with the feeling of relatives for each other," from Proto-Germanic *gakundiz "natural, native," from *kunjam (see kin), with collective prefix *ga- and abstract suffix *-iz. Sense development from "with natural feelings," to "well-disposed" (c.1300), "benign, compassionate" (c.1300).