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]

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  • ilk — is a word that arouses passions when it is used to mean ‘kind or sort’: • Fifteen years a faithful husband, that was his ilk Saul Bellow, 1987. Ilk arrived at this meaning by a strange route: originally it meant ‘same’ (Old English ilca), but was …   Modern English usage

  • ilk — [ılk] n [singular] [Date: 1700 1800; Origin: ilk same (12 19 centuries), from Old English ilca] a particular type = ↑kind of that/his/their etc ilk ▪ Irving Berlin and composers of his ilk sb and that/his/their etc ilk ▪ Mrs Taylor and her ilk… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ilk — ilk1 [ilk] adj. [Scot dial. < ME ilke < OE ilca, same; prob. < * ī līca < ī , lit., the + lica, like: see LIKE1] Obs. same; like n. kind; sort; class: only in of that (or his, her, etc.) ilk, of the same sort or class: from a… …   English World dictionary

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ilk — bezeichnet: eine ungarische Gemeinde im Komitat Szabolcs Szatmár Bereg, siehe Ilk (Ungarn) Ilk ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Herta Ilk (1902–1972), deutsche Politikerin (FDP) ILK ist die Abkürzung für: Internationale Länderkommission… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Ilk — Administration …   Wikipédia en Français

  • ilk — [ ılk ] noun singular a particular type of person or thing: A proposal of that ilk seems reasonable to me …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • ilk — ► NOUN 1) a type: fascists, racists, and others of that ilk. 2) (of that ilk) Scottish, chiefly archaic of the place or estate of the same name. ORIGIN Old English, related to ALIKE(Cf. ↑alike) …   English terms dictionary

  • ilk — O.E. ilca same (n. and adj.), from P.Gmc. *ij lik, in which the first element is from the PIE demonstrative particle *i (see YON (Cf. yon)) and the second is that in O.E. lic form (see LIKE (Cf. like)). Of similar formation are which and such.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Ilk — Ilk, 1) so v.w. Marder; 2) (Ill), so v.w. Iltis …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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