Definition of Like

1. Noun. A similar kind. "We don't want the likes of you around here"

Exact synonyms: The Like, The Likes Of
Generic synonyms: Form, Kind, Sort, Variety

2. Verb. Prefer or wish to do something. "They like to move "; "Would you like to come along to the movies?"
Exact synonyms: Care, Wish
Specialized synonyms: Please
Generic synonyms: Desire, Want
Derivative terms: Wish

3. Adjective. Resembling or similar; having the same or some of the same characteristics; often used in combination. "A dreamlike quality"
Exact synonyms: Similar
Similar to: Like-minded, Look-alike, Suchlike
Also: Same
Derivative terms: Likeness, Similarity
Antonyms: Unlike

4. Noun. A kind of person. "I can't tolerate people of his ilk"
Exact synonyms: Ilk
Generic synonyms: Form, Kind, Sort, Variety

5. Verb. Find enjoyable or agreeable. "Sam and Sue like the movie "; "She likes to read Russian novels"
Entails: Approve
Specialized synonyms: Cotton, Prefer, Care For, Enjoy, Love
Antonyms: Dislike

6. Adjective. Equal in amount or value. "The same number"
Exact synonyms: Same
Also: Equal
Antonyms: Unlike

7. Verb. Be fond of. "Sam cannot like Sue "; "I like my nephews"
Derivative terms: Likable, Likable, Likeable, Likeable

8. Adjective. Having the same or similar characteristics. "Friends are generally alike in background and taste"
Exact synonyms: Alike, Similar
Attributes: Alikeness, Likeness, Similitude
Derivative terms: Alikeness, Likeness, Similarity
Antonyms: Unalike

9. Verb. Feel about or towards; consider, evaluate, or regard. "How did you like the President's speech last night?"
Generic synonyms: Consider, Reckon, Regard, See, View

10. Adjective. Conforming in every respect. "The like period of the preceding year"
Exact synonyms: Comparable, Corresponding
Similar to: Same
Derivative terms: Likeness

11. Verb. Want to have. "I'd like a beer now!"
Generic synonyms: Desire, Want

Definition of Like

1. a. 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.

2. n. That which is equal or similar to another; the counterpart; an exact resemblance; a copy.

3. adv. In a manner like that of; in a manner similar to; as, do not act like him.

4. v. t. To suit; to please; to be agreeable to.

5. v. i. To be pleased; to choose.

6. n. The stroke which equalizes the number of strokes played by the opposing player or side; as, to play the like.

Definition of Like

1. Verb. (transitive archaic) To please. ¹

2. Verb. To enjoy, be pleased by; favor; be in favor of. ¹

3. Verb. (obsolete) To derive pleasure ''of'', ''by'' or ''with'' someone or something. ¹

4. Verb. To prefer and maintain (an action) as a regular habit or activity. ¹

5. Verb. To find attractive; to prefer the company of; to have mild romantic feelings for. ¹

6. Verb. (Internet transitive) To show support for, or approval of, something posted on the Internet by marking it with a vote. ¹

7. Noun. (context: usually plural) Something that a person likes (prefers). ¹

8. Adjective. similar ¹

9. Adverb. (informal) for example, such as: to introduce an example or list of examples ¹

10. Noun. (sometimes as '''the likes of''') Someone similar to a given person, or something similar to a given object; a comparative; a type; a sort. ¹

11. Conjunction. as if; as though ¹

12. Preposition. Somewhat similar to, reminiscent of. ¹

13. Particle. (colloquial obsolete current in Scots) (non-gloss definition A delayed filler.) ¹

14. Particle. (colloquial) (non-gloss definition A mild intensifier.) ¹

15. Particle. (colloquial) (non-gloss definition indicating approximation or uncertainty) ¹

16. Particle. (colloquial slang) (non-gloss definition When preceded by any form of the verb '''to be''', used to mean “to say” or “to think”; used to precede an approximate quotation or paraphrase.) ¹

17. Interjection. (Liverpool Geordie) Used to place emphasis upon a statement. ¹

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Definition of Like

1. possessing the same or almost the same characteristics [adj LIKER, LIKEST] / to find pleasant [v LIKED, LIKING, LIKES]

Medical Definition of Like

1. 1. 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. "'The as like you As cherry is to cherry." (Shak) "Like master, like man." (Old Prov) "He giveth snow like wool; he scattereth the hoar-frost like ashes." (Ps. Cxlvii. 16) To, which formerly often followed like, is now usually omitted. 2. Equal, or nearly equal; as, fields of like extent. "More clergymen were impoverished by the late war than ever in the like space before." (Sprat) 3. Having probability; affording probability; probable; likely. [Likely is more used now] "But it is like the jolly world about us will scoff at the paradox of these practices." (South) "Many were not easy to be governed, nor like to conform themselves to strict rules." (Clarendon) 4. Inclined toward; disposed to; as, to feel like taking a walk. Had like (followed by the infinitive), had nearly; came little short of. "Had like to have been my utter overthrow." (Sir W. Raleigh) "Ramona had like to have said the literal truth, . . . But recollected herself in time." (Mrs. H. H. Jackson) Like figures, similar figures. Like is used as a suffix, converting nouns into adjectives expressing resemblance to the noun; as, manlike, like a man; childlike, like a child; godlike, like a god, etc. Such compounds are readily formed whenever convenient, and several, as crescentlike, serpentlike, hairlike, etc, are used in this book, although, in some cases, not entered in the vocabulary. Such combinations as bell-like, ball-like, etc, are hyphened. Origin: OE. Lik, ilik, gelic, AS. Gelic, fr. Pref. Ge- + lic body, and orig. Meaning, having the same body, shape, or appearance, and hence, like; akin to OS. Gilik, D. Gelijk, G. Gleich, OHG. Gilih, Icel. Likr, glikr, Dan. Lig, Sw. Lik, Goth. Galeiks, OS. Lik body, D. Lijk, G. Leiche, Icel. Lik, Sw. Lik, Goth. Leik. The English adverbial ending-ly is from the same adjective. Cf. Each, Such, Which. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Like

like (current term)
like-for-like sales
like a bat out of hell
like a bee in clover
like a bull in a china shop
like a cat in a strange garret
like a cat on a hot tin roof
like a charm
like a chicken with its head cut off
like a chicken with the pip

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