kind of

adverb
Updated on: 16 Dec 2017

Definition of kind of

1 : to a moderate degree : somewhat
  • it's kind of late to begin
2 : in a way that approximates : more or less
  • kind of sneaked up on us

Examples of kind of in a Sentence

  1. those sheets are kind of new, so use something else to cover the floor while painting

Recent Examples of kind of from the Web

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First Known Use of kind of

1775


KIND OF Defined for Kids

kind of

adverb

Definition of kind of for Students

: to a moderate degree : somewhat
  • It's kind of dark in here.


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