kind1 / kīnd/ • n. a group of people or things having similar characteristics: all kinds of music. ∎ character; nature: the trials were different in kind from any that preceded them. ∎ each of the elements (bread and wine) of the Eucharist: communion in both kinds.PHRASES: in kind in the same way; with something similar: if he responded positively, they would respond in kind. ∎ (of payment) in goods or services as opposed to money.one of a kind unique.kind2 • adj. having or showing a friendly, generous, and considerate nature: she was a good, kind woman. ∎ used in a polite request: would you be kind enough to repeat what you said? ∎ (kind to) (of a consumer product) gentle on (a part of the body): look for rollers that are kind to hair. ∎ archaic affectionate; loving.