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ilk 1

 (ĭlk)
n.
Type or kind: can't trust people of that ilk.
pron. Scots
The same. Used following a name to indicate that the one named resides in an area bearing the same name: Duncan of that ilk.

[Middle English ilke, same, from Old English ilca; see i- in Indo-European roots.]
Word History: When one uses ilk, as in the phrase men of his ilk, one is using a word with an ancient pedigree even though the sense of ilk, "kind or sort," is actually quite recent, having been first recorded at the end of the 18th century. This sense grew out of an older use of ilk in the phrase of that ilk, meaning "of the same place, territorial designation, or name." This phrase was used chiefly in names of landed families, Guthrie of that ilk meaning "Guthrie of Guthrie." "Same" is the fundamental meaning of the word. The ancestors of ilk, Old English ilca and Middle English ilke, were common words, usually appearing with such words as the or that, but the word hardly survived the Middle Ages in those uses.

ilk 2

 (ĭlk)
adj.
Variant of ilka.

ilk

(ɪlk)
n
1. a type; class; sort (esp in the phrase of that, his, her, etc, ilk): people of that ilk should not be allowed here.
2. of that ilk Scot of the place of the same name: used to indicate that the person named is proprietor or laird of the place named: Moncrieff of that ilk.
[Old English ilca the same family, same kind; related to Gothic is he, Latin is, Old English gelīc like]
Usage: Although the use of ilk in the sense of sense 1 is sometimes condemned as being the result of a misunderstanding of the original Scottish expression of that ilk, it is nevertheless well established and generally acceptable

ilk

(ɪlk) or

ilka

determiner
Scot each; every
[Old English ǣlc each (+ a1)]

ilk1

(ɪlk)

n.
family, class, or kind: he and all his ilk.
Idioms:
of that ilk,
a. (in Scotland) of the same family name or place.
b. of the same class or kind.
[before 900; Middle English ilke, Old English ilca (pronoun) the same = demonstrative i (c. Gothic is he, Latin is that) + a reduced form of līc like1]

ilk2

(ɪlk)

pron. Chiefly Scot.
each.
[before 900; Middle English ilk, north variant of ilch]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ilk - a kind of person; "We'll not see his like again"; "I can't tolerate people of his ilk"
kind, sort, form, variety - a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality; "sculpture is a form of art"; "what kinds of desserts are there?"

ilk

noun type, sort, kind, class, style, character, variety, brand, breed, stamp, description, kidney, disposition politicians and their ilk

ilk

noun
A class that is defined by the common attribute or attributes possessed by all its members:
Informal: persuasion.
Translations

ilk

[ɪlk] Níndole f, clase f
and others of that ilky otros así or de esa clase, y otros de ese jaez

ilk

[ˈɪlk] n
of that ilk (= of that type) → de cette eau
and their ilk → et consorts
He currently terrorises politicians and their ilk on "Newsnight" → Il terrorise politiciens et consorts dans son émission "Newsnight".

ilk

n people of that ilksolche Leute; all things of that ilkdergleichen Dinge; and others of that ilkund dergleichen, und ihresgleichen

ilk

[ɪlk] n of that ilkdi quel genere
References in classic literature ?
Hinkydink" or "Bathhouse John," or others of that ilk, were proprietors of the most notorious dives in Chicago, and also the "gray wolves" of the city council, who gave away the streets of the city to the businessmen; and those who patronized their places were the gamblers and prize fighters who set the law at defiance, and the burglars and holdup men who kept the whole city in terror.
But he saw that it was good, else, he said, in battle every one would surely run save forlorn hopes and their ilk.
I come from the woodlands over in Herefordshire, upon the lands of the Bishop of that ilk.
Little business men, shopkeepers, and such ilk took what whack they could out of the product of the worker; but, after all, it was the large business men who formed the workers through the little business men.
While the sight of a moose-bird almost invariably put him into the wildest of rages; for he never forgot the peck on the nose he had received from the first of that ilk he encountered.
But the next comer proved to be not merely one of their own ilk, but likewise to have only one arm.
Two of that ilk descended upon Anne one violet dusk and proceeded to do what in them lay to prick the rainbow bubble of her satisfaction.
Her ne kadar ilk bir yasta iyilesme oranlari yuksek olsa da, agir pulmoner darliga ilerleyen vakalar ile bu donemde daha sik karsilasildigindan, hastalar ilk bir yasta daha sik takip edilmelidir.
Kaynak gosterilmedeki ilk indeks raporlarinin da onceki senelere oranla artmis oldugunu ve bu ivmenin olumlu sonuclarini ileriki aylarda makale yazarlari ve dergimiz okuyucular ile de paylasacagiz.
Egitim grubundaki annelerin 42'si (%46,7), kontrol grubundaki annelerin 48'i (%48) ilk yarim saatte bebeklerini emzirmisti ve iki grup arasinda emzirmeye baslama zamani acisindan istatistiksel olarak anlamli bir fark saptanmadi (p=0,26).
It's shame because I don't think we will get many players of that ilk anymore - and if we do it will be a miracle.