Ilk in Scrabble Dictionary

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Is ilk a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word ilk is a Scrabble US word. The word ilk is worth 7 points in Scrabble:

I1L1K5

Is ilk a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word ilk is a Scrabble UK word and has 7 points:

I1L1K5

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Yes. The word ilk is a Words With Friends word. The word ilk is worth 8 points in Words With Friends (WWF):

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3 letters words from 'ilk'

ILK 7 

2 letters words from 'ilk'

KI 6LI 2

All 3 letters words made out of ilk

ilk lik ikl kil lki kli

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Definitions and meaning of ilk

ilk

Alternative forms

  • ilke

Etymology

From Middle English ilke, from Old English ilca, conjectured as from Proto-Germanic *ilīkaz, a compound of *iz and *-līkaz from the noun *līką (body). Akin to Dutch lichaam, or lijk, body, death body.

The sense of “type”, “kind” is from the application of the phrase ‘of that ilk’ to families: the word thus came to mean ‘family’.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɪlk/
  • Rhymes: -ɪlk

Adjective

ilk (not comparable)

  1. (Scotland and Northern England) Very; same.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Spenser to this entry?)

Usage notes

Used following a person’s name to show that he lives in a place of the same name, eg Johnstone of that ilk means Johnstone of Johnstone.

Noun

ilk (plural ilks)

  1. A type, race or category; a group of entities that have common characteristics such that they may be grouped together.
    • 1906, Upton Sinclair, The Jungle, Chapter 25
      "Hinkydink” or “Bathhouse John,” or others of that ilk, were proprietors of the most notorious dives in Chicago []
    • 1931, Ogden Nash, The Cow:
      The cow is of the bovine ilk;
      One end is moo, the other, milk.

Usage notes

  • In modern use, ilk is used in phrases such as of his ilk, of that ilk, to mean ‘type’ or ‘sort.’ It often, though not necessarily, has negative connotations. The use arose out of a misunderstanding of the earlier, Scottish use in the phrase of that ilk, where it means ‘of the same name or place.’ For this reason, some traditionalists regard the modern use as incorrect. It is, however, the only common current use and is now part of standard English.

Synonyms

  • kind
  • likes
  • sort
  • type

Derived terms

  • of that ilk
  • thilk

References

  • “ilk” in The New Oxford American Dictionary, Second Edition, Oxford University Press, 2005
  • “ilk” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2020.

Anagrams

  • Kil

Azerbaijani

Etymology

From Proto-Turkic *il(i)k (before; early; first). Cognate with Old Turkic 𐰃𐰠𐰚(ilk, first), Karakhanid اِلْكْ(ilk, first, firstly), Turkish ilk, Chuvash ӗлӗк (ĕlĕk, before, in old times; ago).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ilk]

Adjective

ilk

  1. first

Noun

ilk (definite accusative ilki, plural ilklər)

  1. firstborn, firstling

Declension


Scots

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɪlk/

Etymology 1

From the Old English īlca, from Proto-Germanic *ilīkaz, a compound of *iz and *-līkaz from the noun *līką (body).

Cognate to English ilk.

Adjective

ilk (not comparable)

  1. The same.
Usage notes
  • Used following a person’s name to show that he lives in a place of the same name, eg Johnstone of that ilk means Johnstone of Johnstone.

Etymology 2

From Middle English ylk, iwilk, from Old English ġehwylc (each, every), equivalent to y- +‎ which. Merged with Northern Old English ylc (each). More at each. (compare the Dutch elk - each)

Determiner

ilk

  1. (archaic, of two or more) each; every
Synonyms
  • ilka

Turkish

Etymology

From Ottoman Turkish الك(ilk, first, firstly, in the first place), from Proto-Turkic *ilk (first). Cognate with Old Turkic 𐰃𐰠𐰚(ilk, first), Karakhanid اِلْكْ(ilk, first, firstly), Bashkir элек (elek, before, earlier, ago).

Adjective

ilk (comparative daha ilk, superlative en ilk)

  1. first
    Synonyms: birinci, baştaki
    Antonym: son
  2. pristine (pertaining to the earliest state of something)

Adverb

ilk

  1. first, firstly
    Synonyms: önce, ilkin

Source: wiktionary.org
  • a type or kind.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)