Definition of two (or three, four, etc.) of a kind in English:

two (or three, four, etc.) of a kind


  • 1The same or very similar.

    ‘she and her sister were two of a kind’
    • ‘In these tumultuous years, the only constants are Rhett Butler, who sees through all Scarlett's pretenses to recognize that they are two of a kind, and Tara, which Scarlett comes to love as herself.’
    • ‘I myself had doubts at first until I went further in and found clothes that are two of a kind.’
    • ‘When I opened my eyes there she was - April from work, with her face up against mine telling me how we were two of a kind, and how we needed to do something about that, her and me.’
    • ‘We're two of a kind, we have a history and we're gonna have a future.’
    • ‘Lizzie, can't you tell, we're two of a kind.’
    • ‘You're two of a kind - genetically designed to get into trouble - and all we bystanders can do is pick up the pieces and try to stick them back together again afterward.’
    1. 1.1 (of cards) having the same face value but of a different suit.
      • ‘Also once you have made your meld you can then play sets of 3 of a kind.’
      • ‘Since the front hand has only 3 cards, only three hand types are possible: three of a kind; one pair; high card.’