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Definitions of like

  1. having the same or similar characteristics; "all politicians are alike"; "they looked utterly alike"; "friends are generaly alike in background and taste" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. prefer or wish to do something; "Do you care to try this dish?"; "Would you like to come along to the movies?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. conforming in every respect; "boxes with corresponding dimensions"; "the like period of the preceding year" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. equal in amount or value; "like amounts"; "equivalent amounts"; "the same amount"; "gave one six blows and the other a like number"; "an equal number"; "the same number" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. want to have; "I'd like a beer now!" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. resembling or similar; having the same or some of the same characteristics; often used in combination; "suits of like design"; "a limited circle of like minds"; "members of the cat family have like dispositions"; "as like as two peas in a pod"; "doglike devotion"; "a dreamlike quality" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7. feel about or towards; consider, evaluate, or regard; "How did you like the President's speech last night?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. be fond of; "I like my nephews" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. find enjoyable or agreeable; "I like jogging"; "She likes to read Russian novels" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. To liken; to compare. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Having the same, or nearly the same, appearance, qualities, or characteristics; resembling; similar to; similar; alike; -- often with in and the particulars of the resemblance; as, they are like each other in features, complexion, and many traits of character. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Equal, or nearly equal; as, fields of like extent. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. Having probability; affording probability; probable; likely. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. Inclined toward; disposed to; as, to feel like taking a walk. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. That which is equal or similar to another; the counterpart; an exact resemblance; a copy. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. In a manner like that of; in a manner similar to; as, do not act like him. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. In a like or similar manner. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. Likely; probably. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. To suit; to please; to be agreeable to. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. To be pleased with in a moderate degree; to approve; to take satisfaction in; to enjoy. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. To be pleased; to choose. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  22. To have an appearance or expression; to look; to seem to be (in a specified condition). Webster Dictionary DB
  23. To come near; to avoid with difficulty; to escape narrowly; as, he liked to have been too late. Cf. Had like, under Like, a. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. The stroke which equalizes the number of strokes played by the opposing player or side; as, to play the like. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. A liking; a preference; inclination; - usually in pl.; as, we all have likes and dislikes. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. Similar; resembling; equal or nearly equal; in a mood or condition for; as, I feel like reading. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  27. To the same extent, or in the same manner, as; likely; only in such expressions as, like enough. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  28. That which is equal or similar to another. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  29. To have a taste for; enjoy. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  30. To choose; suffix, indicating resemblance. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  31. Likable, likeable. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  32. Equal in quantity, quality, or degree: similar: likely. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  33. The like thing or person: an exact resemblance: a liking. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  34. In the same manner: probably. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  35. To be pleased with: to approve: to enjoy: (obs.) to please. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  36. A similar thing or person. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  37. Equal; similar. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  38. To be pleased with; enjoy. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  39. To please, or be pleased with; enjoy; choose. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  40. Resembling; similar; equal, or virtually equivalent. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  41. A like person or thing; counterpart; liking; inclination. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  42. In the manner of; similarly to. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  43. Equal in quantity, quality, or degree; having resemblance; similar; likely. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  44. In the same manner; likely. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  45. Some person or thing resembling another; a copy. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  46. What pleases one. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  47. To be pleased with; to enjoy; to approve. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  48. Similar; resembling; likely; in a state that gives probable expectations. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  49. Some person or thing resembling another. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  50. In the same manner as; equally or nearly so. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  51. To be pleased with; to approve; to choose. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  52. A liking; a preference; inclination; -- usually in pl.; as, we all have likes and dislikes. mso.anu.edu.au
  53. Having the same, or nearly the same, appearance, qualities, or characteristics; resembling; similar to; similar; alike; often with in and the particulars of the resemblance; as, they are like each other in features, complexion, and many traits of character. dictgcide_fs
  54. A liking; a preference; inclination; usually in pl.; as, we all have likes and dislikes. dictgcide_fs
  55. l[=i]k, adj. equal in quantity, quality, or degree: similar: likely, probable.--n. the like thing or person: an exact resemblance: a liking.--adv. in the same manner: probably.--conj. as, as if.--v.t. (Shak.) to compare, liken.--ns. LIKE'LINESS, LIKE'LIHOOD.--adj. LIKE'LY, like the thing required: credible: probable: having reason to expect.--adv. probably.--adj. LIKE'-MIND'ED, having a similar disposition or purpose.--v.t. LIK'EN, to represent as like or similar: to compare.--n. LIKE'NESS, resemblance: one who resembles another: that which resembles: a portrait or picture: effigy.--adv. LIKE'WISE, in like wise or manner: also: moreover: too.--FEEL LIKE, to be disposed to do anything; HAD LIKE, was likely, came near to do something; LOOK LIKE, to show a likelihood of: to appear similar to; SUCH LIKE, of that kind. [A.S. líc, seen in ge-líc; Ice. líkr, Dut. ge-lijk, Ger. gleich (=ge-leich).] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  56. l[=i]k, v.t. to be pleased with: to approve: to enjoy: (obs.) to please.--n. a liking, chiefly in phrase 'likes and dislikes.'--adjs. LIKE'ABLE, lovable: amiable; LIKE'LY, that may be liked: pleasing.--n. LIK'ING, state of being pleased with: inclination: satisfaction in: (B.) condition, plight.--adj. (B.) as in GOOD'-LIK'ING, WELL'-LIK'ING, in good condition.--ON LIKING, on approval. [Orig. the verb meant 'to be pleasing,' and was used impersonally, as it 'likes me'--i.e. it pleases me, A.S. lícian--líc, like.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  57. (often governing noun like trans. part.; more, most, rarely or poet. -er, -est), prep., adv. (archaic), conj. (vulg.), & n. Similar, resembling something or each other or the original, (in l. manner or wise; on this& the l. subjects; the two letters are very l.; l. master l. man, as the one is so will the other be; the picture is not l.; in Alg., l. signs, both positive or both negative, l. quantities, expressed by same letters; sometimes with with, as beings of l. passions with us; now rarely, & chiefly in comp. -er, with to, as liker to God than man); resembling, such as, (nothing l. LEATHER, as good as; what is he, it, l.?, what sort of person or thing is he or it?; look l., have appearance of; l. that, of the kind just seen or referred to; a critic l. you, of the class that you exemplify; something l. $1,000, nearly, about; something like a day, with stress on like, remarkably fine or otherwise satisfactory; so abs., this is something like; nothing l. as good, not nearly); characteristic of (that is l. your impudence; it was l. him to think of himself last); in promising state or right mood for doing (looks l. lasting; feel l. working or stopping work; also look l. with n. =promise the finding or suggest the agency of, as looks l. rabbits); (archaic) likely, (archaic& colloq.) likely to (had, =was, l. to have done, narrowly escaped doing); l.-minded, having same tastes, views, &c. (Prep.) in the manner of, to the same degree as, (cannot do it l. you; do not talk l. that; l. a shot, without demur, willingly, regardless of consequences; l. fun, blazes, one o\'clock, anything, mad, &c., vigorously. (Adv.) in the same manner as (archaic); probably (now only in very l., l. enough, usu. parenthetic); (vulg.) so to speak (by way of argument l.). (Conj.; for archaic l. as; vulg. & colloq.) as (cannot do it l. you do; snow is falling l. in January). (N.) counterpart, equal, l. thing or person, (mix with your II.; shall not see his l. again; l. cures l.; the ll. of me colloq., persons so humble as I; the ll. of you colloq., persons so distinguished as you); (Golf) stroke that equalizes number of strokes played by each side; (ellipt. use of adj. with pl. l.) thing (s) of the same kind (will never do the l. again; & the l. often as pl. =etcetera, as music, painting, & the l.). [Middle English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  58. Be pleasing to (archaic or facet.; chiefly impers., it likes me not, well, &c.); thrive (obs. exc. in well-liking); find agreeable, congenial, or satisfactory, feel attracted by, wish for, (I l. you, the offer, his visits, iron. his impudence, her to be within reach, to see them now& then; do not l. such subjects discussed; should much l. to come; should l. to know or see iron., think you will find it hard to tell me, am not likely to see; should l. time to consider it; how do you l. it?, do you l. it much or little or dislike it?), whence likable a., likableness n.; suit (only in I l. it, i. e. kind of food, but it does not l. me); (n., usu. pl.) liking (s), predilection (s), (esp. II. & dislikes). [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  59. (esp.) in a notable degree (in proverbial or facet. pseudo-proverbial phrr.: blush l. a peony, come down l. a hundred of bricks, drink l. a fish, fight l. cat and dog, fit l. a glove, get on l. a house on fire, lie l. a gasmeter, sell l. hot cake, smoke i.e. tobacco l. a chimney, spread l. wildfire, stick l. a leech, stink l. a badger, swear l. a trooper, swim l. a duck; less usu. w. noun in objective relation, hate person &c. l. poison, scatter them l. chaff). Concise Oxford Dictionary
  60. n. An equal; a person or thing resembling another;— Whence, a counterpart; an exact resemblance; a copy. Cabinet Dictionary
  61. n. A liking; fancy or inclination. Cabinet Dictionary
  62. adv. In the same manner; to an equal degree;— in a becoming manner; fittingly; properlylikely; probably. Cabinet Dictionary

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