(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' .
Checker: Zelig--From WordNet
(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.
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Synonyms and Synonymous
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.
Synonyms and Antonyms
SYN:Equal, correspondent, similar, resembling
ANT:Unequal, different, dissimilar
Edited by Jessica
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.
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- 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. George Eliot. Middlemarch.
- She came speeding over the sea like a great bird. Mark Twain. The Innocents Abroad.
- 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. Louisa May Alcott. Little Women.
- Well, you're not geese, you're swans--anything you like, only do, do leave Miss Sedley alone. William Makepeace Thackeray. Vanity Fair.
- His walk was soft; his voice was melancholy; his long lanky fingers were hooked like claws. Wilkie Collins. The Moonstone.
- You needn't, if you don't like, ma'am,' was his answer. Charles Dickens. Our Mutual Friend.
- I don't see why you shouldn't like me to know that you wished to do me a service, my dear fellow. George Eliot. Middlemarch.
- Miss Mills had a wonderful flow of words, and liked to pour them out. Charles Dickens. David Copperfield.
- 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. Louisa May Alcott. Little Women.
- I would be quiet if he liked, and as to talking rationally, I flattered myself I was doing that now. Charlotte Bronte. Jane Eyre.
- Everyone greeted him kindly, for Jo's sake at first, but very soon they liked him for his own. Louisa May Alcott. Little Women.
- He had liked Karkov but not the place. Hemingway, Ernest. For Whom The Bell Tolls.
- 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. William Makepeace Thackeray. Vanity Fair.
- I didn't think you would; and I want, more than ever, to be liked, now Julia Mills is gone. Charles Dickens. David Copperfield.
- See him busied at the work he likes best--making marriages. Charlotte Bronte. Shirley.
- Aunt March likes to have us pay her the compliment of coming in style, and making a formal call. Louisa May Alcott. Little Women.
- I likes to keep my things where I knows whar to go to 'em, said Dinah, rather decidedly. Harriet Beecher Stowe. Uncle Tom's Cabin.
- 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? Plato. The Republic.
- But she can act as she likes, you know. George Eliot. Middlemarch.
- She is too young to know what she likes. George Eliot. Middlemarch.
- 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. Charles Dickens. Little Dorrit.
- And there is no doubt the liking is mutual, said Moore. Charlotte Bronte. Shirley.
- 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. Charles Dickens. Bleak House.
- In short, not altogether liking the words my dear, as they had been applied to me by her husband, she thought it monstrous vulgar! Harriette Wilson. The Memoirs of Harriette Wilson.
- 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. Rupert S. Holland. Historic Inventions.
- To go petting Papa and helping you, just to wheedle you into liking him. Louisa May Alcott. Little Women.
- They suit so well about the servants they can't help liking each other. Charlotte Bronte. Shirley.
- We quarrelled finely, and Mrs. Clements, not liking to see it, I suppose, offered to take Anne away to live in London with her. Wilkie Collins. The Woman in White.