- (usually after the noun) In the form of goods and service rather than money.
- "How much did he give?" "Hard to say. It was all in kind."
- The pay is OK, but the real attraction is all the benefits in kind.
- (paying or giving) with goods or services (as opposed to cash)
- I made some donations to the charity, not in money, but in kind, such as non-perishable food.
- (idiomatic) In a reciprocal manner; in a similar way; in the same kind.
- I kissed him, and he responded in kind and kissed me back.
Frequently in the phrase payment in kind.
- (payment or gift) consisting of goods or commodities (as opposed to cash)
- I made an in-kind donation to the charity after cleaning out old clothing from my closet.
- As a self-funded museum, we only receive in-kind support from the government, which provides us with some documents and articles of historic significance.
- Free guarana soda from 2pm on is just one of the many in-kind benefits for employees here.
- In the US "in-kind" before a noun is much more common than in kind after.