Definition of the likes of in English:

the likes of


  • Used of someone or something regarded as a type.

    • ‘she didn't want to associate with the likes of me’
    • ‘This is where you are likely to find the likes of Mick Jagger, Elton John and other superstars.’
    • ‘The sound has been compared to the likes of Pavement, The Pixies and Talking Heads.’
    • ‘There was a certain romance in crime when we felt that the likes of Michael Corleone were behind it all.’
    • ‘One can only imagine how the likes of Amis or Rushdie would have taken this kind of condescension.’
    • ‘He plays on regular basis with the likes of Tim Henman and Greg Rusedski and is touted as a star of the future.’
    • ‘In the past, the pair have worked with the likes of Suzie Quatro and Cliff Richard.’
    • ‘He finds that people assume the likes of Thompson, Fry and Laurie were part of his circle.’
    • ‘They put up strong resistance every game and have turned over the likes of Workington.’
    • ‘I'm not sure Ford has a plan to fight off the assault on its business from the likes of Toyota.’
    • ‘Dementieva beat the likes of Justine Henin-Hardenne and Lindsay Davenport en route to the final.’