1. a kind of person;
- Example: "We'll not see his like again"
- Example: "I can't tolerate people of his ilk"
[syn: like, ilk]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Ilk \Ilk\, a. [Scot. ilk, OE. ilke the same, AS. ilca. Cf. Each.] Same; each; every. [Archaic] --Spenser. [1913 Webster] Of that ilk, (a) denoting that a person's surname and the title of his estate are the same; as, Grant of that ilk, i.e., Grant of Grant. [Scottish] --Jamieson. (a) Of the same kind. [1913 Webster +PJC]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Ilk \Ilk\ ([i^]lk), n. Kind; class; sort; type; as, him and his ilk; -- sometimes used to indicate disapproval when applied to people. [1913 Webster +PJC]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
ilk n 1: a kind of person; "We'll not see his like again"; "I can't tolerate people of his ilk" [syn: like, ilk]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
77 Moby Thesaurus words for "ilk": blood, body-build, brand, breed, cast, character, characteristic, characteristics, clan, color, complexion, composition, constituents, constitution, crasis, denomination, description, designation, dharma, diathesis, disposition, ethos, feather, fiber, form, frame, genius, genre, genus, grain, habit, hue, humor, humors, kidney, kin, kind, label, line, lot, make, makeup, manner, mark, mold, nature, number, persuasion, phylum, physique, property, quality, race, shape, somatotype, sort, species, spirit, stamp, strain, streak, stripe, style, suchness, system, temper, temperament, tendency, tenor, the like of, the likes of, tone, tribe, type, variety, vein, way