(noun.) a kind of person; 'We'll not see his like again'; 'I can't tolerate people of his ilk'.
(noun.) a similar kind; 'dogs, foxes, and the like', 'we don't want the likes of you around here'.
(verb.) feel about or towards; consider, evaluate, or regard; 'How did you like the President's speech last night?'.
(verb.) be fond of; 'I like my nephews'.
(verb.) find enjoyable or agreeable; 'I like jogging'; 'She likes to read Russian novels'.
(verb.) want to have; 'I'd like a beer now!'.
(adj.) 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' .
(adj.) equal in amount or value; 'like amounts'; 'equivalent amounts'; 'the same amount'; 'gave one six blows and the other a like number'; 'the same number' .
(superl.) 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.
(superl.) Equal, or nearly equal; as, fields of like extent.
(superl.) Having probability; affording probability; probable; likely.
(superl.) Inclined toward; disposed to; as, to feel like taking a walk.
(n.) That which is equal or similar to another; the counterpart; an exact resemblance; a copy.
(n.) A liking; a preference; inclination; -- usually in pl.; as, we all have likes and dislikes.
(a.) In a manner like that of; in a manner similar to; as, do not act like him.
(a.) In a like or similar manner.
(a.) Likely; probably.
(a.) To suit; to please; to be agreeable to.
(a.) To be pleased with in a moderate degree; to approve; to take satisfaction in; to enjoy.
(a.) To liken; to compare.
(v. i.) To be pleased; to choose.
(v. i.) To have an appearance or expression; to look; to seem to be (in a specified condition).
(v. i.) To come near; to avoid with difficulty; to escape narrowly; as, he liked to have been too late. Cf. Had like, under Like, a.
a. . Similar, resembling, analogous, allied, parallel, cognate, of a piece.. Equal, same.. Likely, probable.
n. . Equal.. Preference, partiality, liking.
ad. . In the manner of, in the same manner as.. Likely, probably.
v. a. . Approve, be pleased with, take pleasure in.. Relish, enjoy, be fond of.. Esteem, fancy, have a regard for, take a liking to, take to, take a fancy to; find to one's mind, taste, or fancy.
v. n. Choose, prefer, elect, list, think fit, be pleased.
SYN:Equal, correspondent, similar, resembling
ANT:Unequal, different, dissimilar
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.
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.
- He was undeniably a prosperous man, bore his drinking better than others bore their moderation, and, on the whole, flourished like the green bay-tree. 乔治·艾略特. 米德尔马契.
- She came speeding over the sea like a great bird. 马克·吐温. 傻子出国记.
- The Unquenchables had done their best to be worthy of the name, for like elves they had worked by night and conjured up a comical surprise. 路易莎·梅·奥尔科特. 小妇人.
- Well, you're not geese, you're swans--anything you like, only do, do leave Miss Sedley alone. 威廉·梅克比斯·萨克雷. 名利场.
- His walk was soft; his voice was melancholy; his long lanky fingers were hooked like claws. 威尔基·柯林斯. 月亮宝石.
- You needn't, if you don't like, ma'am,' was his answer. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 我们共同的朋友.
- I don't see why you shouldn't like me to know that you wished to do me a service, my dear fellow. 乔治·艾略特. 米德尔马契.
- Miss Mills had a wonderful flow of words, and liked to pour them out. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 大卫·科波菲尔.
- I don't remember much about it, except that I was afraid of the cellar and the dark entry, and always liked the cake and milk we had up at the top. 路易莎·梅·奥尔科特. 小妇人.
- I would be quiet if he liked, and as to talking rationally, I flattered myself I was doing that now. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 简·爱.
- Everyone greeted him kindly, for Jo's sake at first, but very soon they liked him for his own. 路易莎·梅·奥尔科特. 小妇人.
- He had liked Karkov but not the place. 欧内斯特·海明威. 丧钟为谁而鸣.
- Consols; for so it was that Becky felt the Vanity of human affairs, and it was in those securities that she would have liked to cast anchor. 威廉·梅克比斯·萨克雷. 名利场.
- I didn't think you would; and I want, more than ever, to be liked, now Julia Mills is gone. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 大卫·科波菲尔.
- See him busied at the work he likes best--making marriages. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 雪莉.
- Aunt March likes to have us pay her the compliment of coming in style, and making a formal call. 路易莎·梅·奥尔科特. 小妇人.
- I likes to keep my things where I knows whar to go to 'em, said Dinah, rather decidedly. 哈丽叶特·比切·斯托. 汤姆叔叔的小屋.
- In the first place, are they not free; and is not the city full of freedom and frankness--a man may say and do what he likes? 柏拉图. 理想国.
- But she can act as she likes, you know. 乔治·艾略特. 米德尔马契.
- She is too young to know what she likes. 乔治·艾略特. 米德尔马契.
- For there is nobody--he told me so himself when he talked to me this very day--there is nobody he likes so well as you, or trusts so much. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 小杜丽.
- And there is no doubt the liking is mutual, said Moore. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 雪莉.
- The lady was wealthy and beautiful, and had a liking for the girl, and treated her with great kindness, and kept her always near her. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 荒凉山庄.
- In short, not altogether liking the words my dear, as they had been applied to me by her husband, she thought it monstrous vulgar! 哈里特·威尔逊. 哈里特·威尔逊回忆录.
- Coleridge said, I attend Davy’s lectures to increase my stock of metaphors, and there were many others who went to hear the young chemist for other reasons than a liking for science. 鲁伯特·萨金特·荷兰. 历史性发明.
- To go petting Papa and helping you, just to wheedle you into liking him. 路易莎·梅·奥尔科特. 小妇人.
- They suit so well about the servants they can't help liking each other. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 雪莉.
- We quarrelled finely, and Mrs. Clements, not liking to see it, I suppose, offered to take Anne away to live in London with her. 威尔基·柯林斯. 白衣女人.