- 1 (of a payment) consisting of goods or services, not money As well as his salary, he gets benefits in kind.
- 2 (formal) with the same thing She insulted him and he responded in kind.
slightly; in some ways That made me feel kind of stupid. I like him, kind of. used to emphasize that the situation is very different from what has been said ‘I was terrible!’ ‘You were nothing of the kind.’
- 1 (disapproving) not as good as it could be You're making progress of a kind.
- 2 very similar They're two of a kind—both workaholics!