the likes of (someone or something)(redirected from the likes of one)
the likes of (someone or something)
Comparable to someone or something. Meteorologists think that blizzard was the storm of the century, so we shouldn't be seeing the likes of it anytime soon.
likes of someone or something
someone or something similar to that person or thing; the equal or equals of someone or something. I never want to see the likes of you again! We admired the splendid old ships, the likes of which will never be built again.
the likes ofa similar type of person or thing. informal
1989 Charles Shaar Murray Crosstown Traffic They specialized in an odd combination of funk workouts and soulish adaptations of folk-rock hits by the likes of James Taylor and the Doobie Brothers.