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ilk

Definition:

a kind of person

Class:

cognition noun (cognitive processes and contents)

Plural:

ilks

Type of:

kind » category » conception » idea

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage example:

I can't tolerate people of his ilk

Synonyms:

like

Etymology:

Old English ilca "same" (Noun and adjective), probably from demonstrative...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Ilk
(Coordinates: 48.117°N 22.233°E)

a village in Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg county, in the Northern Great Plain region of eastern Hungary. It covers an area of 14.57 km2 and has a population of 1263 people . (29 of 400 words, 1 image)

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Collins Dictionary:

ilk | ilka | of that ilk [sense-specific] | class [synonym, sense-specific] | each [synonym, sense-specific] | every [synonym, sense-specific]

a type; class; sort (especially in the phrase of that, his, her, etc, ilk) | See "of that ilk" | [Scottish] each; every (21 of 577 words, 3 definitions, 10 usage examples, pronunciations)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

ilk

Type or kind | [Scottish] The same. Used following a name to indicate that the one named resides in an area bearing the same name | Variant of ilka. (27 of 189 words, 3 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Wiktionary:

ilk | ilks [plural] | ilke [sense-specific] | kind [synonym, sense-specific] | likes [synonym, sense-specific] | sort [synonym, sense-specific] | type [synonym, sense-specific]

[Scotland and Northern England] The same. | A type, race or category; a group of entities that have common characteristics such that they may be grouped together. (26 of 168 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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Oxford Dictionary:

ilk | of that ilk

Syllabification: (ilk) | [singular] | a type of people or things similar to those already referred to | ("of that ilk") [Scottish, archaic] : of the ... (23 of 167 words, 4 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

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ilk [singular] | of that ilk

a type of person or thing similar to one already referred to | ("of that ilk") [Scottish, archaic] : of the place or estate of the same name Today ilk ... (29 of 162 words, 2 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Merriam-Webster:

each [entry 1, adjective] | any [synonym] | every [synonym] | ilk [pronoun, Scottish] | all [similar] | several [similar] | various [similar] | particular [similar] | respective [similar] | ...

being one of two or more distinct individuals having a similar relation and often constituting an aggregate (17 of 118 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/each

ilk [entry 1, pronoun, Scottish] | same [synonym]

"same" [used with "that" especially in the names of landed families] (11 of 56 words, pronunciation)

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ilk [entry 2, noun] | sort [synonym] | kind [synonym] | breed [synonym] | class [synonym] | description [synonym] | feather [synonym] | genre [synonym] | kidney [synonym] | ...

"sort", "kind" (2 of 99 words, 2 usage examples)

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New World Dictionary:

ilk | ilka [sense-specific]

[obsolete] same; like | kind; sort; class: only in "of that (or his, her, etc.) ilk", of the same sort or class: from a misunderstanding of the phrase ... (27 of 105 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

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Random House Dictionary:

ilk [Scottish] | of that ilk [sense-specific] | same [synonym, sense-specific] | each [synonym, sense-specific] | every [synonym, sense-specific]

family, class, or kind. | "of that ilk": [Scottish] of the same family name or place. ; of the same class or kind. | same | "ilk" : each | each; ... (27 of 56 words, 5 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

ilk [singular] | of its/that/their ilk

"of its/that/their ilk": of its/that/their particular type or kind (9 of 49 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Cambridge Dictionary:

ilk [disapproving]

a particular type (3 of 24 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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Britannica Encyclopedia:

form [philosophy]

the external shape, appearance, or configuration of an object, in contradistinction to the matter of which it's composed; in Aristotelian metaphysics, ... (21 of 831 words, 2 images)

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form [crystallography]

in crystallography, all crystal faces having similar symmetry. Those forms that enclose space are called closed forms; those that do not, open forms. ... (23 of 259 words)

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Encarta Dictionary:

ilka [Scottish]

each or every (3 of 16 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 561510067​/definition​.html  [offline]

ilk [entry 1]

a kind or sort of person or thing (8 of 58 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861620108​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

ilk

Origin: Old English ilca "same" (Noun and adjective), probably from demonstrative particle i- (cognate with Gothic is "he" and first ... (19 of 68 etymology words)

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New World Dictionary:

ilk

Origin: Scottish dialect from Middle English ilke from Old English ... | Middle English, Northern and Midlands variant of ilch, ælch from Old ... (21 of 37 etymology words)

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Collins Dictionary:

ilk | ilka

Origin: Old English ilca the same family, same kind; related to Gothic is he, Latin is, Old English gelīc like | Old English ǣlc each (+ a1)

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Wiktionary:

ilk | ilks [plural]

Origin: Middle English ilke, from Old English ilca, from Proto-Germanic *ilīkaz, a compound of *iz and *-līkaz from the noun *līką ("body").

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American Heritage Dictionary:

ilk

Origin: Middle English ilke, same, from Old English ilca; see i- in Indo-European roots.

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Oxford Dictionary:

ilk | of that ilk

Origin: Old English ilca "same", of Germanic origin; related to "alike"

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Merriam-Webster:

ilk [entry 1, pronoun, Scottish]

First use: before 12th century

Origin: Middle English, from Old English ilca, from *i- that, the same (akin to Gothic is he, Latin, he, that) + *lik- form ... (25 of 30 etymology words)

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ilk [entry 3, pronoun, Scottish]

First use: before 12th century

Origin: Middle English, adjective and pronoun, from Old English ylc, ǣlc

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Encarta Dictionary:

ilk [entry 1]

Origin: Old English ilca "same", compound from Indo-European, "same" + Germanic, "form"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861620108​/definition​.html  [offline]

ilk [entry 2, Scottish]

Origin: Old English ylc, northern variant of ǣlc

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Audio references

Wiktionary:

ilk | ilks [plural]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "ilk"

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Collins Dictionary:

ilk | ilka

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "ilk"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/ilk

Macmillan British Dictionary:

ilk [singular]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "ilk"

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

ilk [singular]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "ilk"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/ilk

Cambridge Dictionary:

ilk [disapproving]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "ilk"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "ilk"

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the Free Dictionary:

ilk

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "ilk"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "ilk"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "ilk" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

ilk

Audio: English pronunciation of "ilk"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

YourDictionary Audio:

ilk

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "ilk" by speech synthesizer

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freedictionary.org:

ilk

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