like, the like, the likes of(noun)
a similar kind
"dogs, foxes, and the like", "we don't want the likes of you around here"
a kind of person
"We'll not see his like again"; "I can't tolerate people of his ilk"
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"
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"
alike(p), similar, like(adj)
having the same or similar characteristics
"all politicians are alike"; "they looked utterly alike"; "friends are generally alike in background and taste"
comparable, corresponding, like(verb)
conforming in every respect
"boxes with corresponding dimensions"; "the like period of the preceding year"
wish, care, like(verb)
prefer or wish to do something
"Do you care to try this dish?"; "Would you like to come along to the movies?"
find enjoyable or agreeable
"I like jogging"; "She likes to read Russian novels"
be fond of
"I like my nephews"
feel about or towards; consider, evaluate, or regard
"How did you like the President's speech last night?"
want to have
"I'd like a beer now!"
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
equal, or nearly equal; as, fields of like extent
having probability; affording probability; probable; likely
inclined toward; disposed to; as, to feel like taking a walk
that which is equal or similar to another; the counterpart; an exact resemblance; a copy
a liking; a preference; inclination; -- usually in pl.; as, we all have likes and dislikes
in a manner like that of; in a manner similar to; as, do not act like him
in a like or similar manner
to suit; to please; to be agreeable to
to be pleased with in a moderate degree; to approve; to take satisfaction in; to enjoy
to liken; to compare
to be pleased; to choose
to have an appearance or expression; to look; to seem to be (in a specified condition)
to come near; to avoid with difficulty; to escape narrowly; as, he liked to have been too late. Cf. Had like, under Like, a
Origin: [OE. liken to please, AS. lcian, gelcian, fr. gelc. See Like, a.]
In the English language, the word like has a very flexible range of uses, ranging from conventional to non-standard. It can be used as a noun, verb, adverb, adjective, preposition, particle, conjunction, hedge, filler, and quotative.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
līk, 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).]
līk, 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.]
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'like' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #93
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'like' in Written Corpus Frequency: #96
Rank popularity for the word 'like' in Verbs Frequency: #46
Rank popularity for the word 'like' in Adverbs Frequency: #117
Rank popularity for the word 'like' in Adjectives Frequency: #730
The numerical value of like in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of like in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
There is no fire like passion; there is no shark like hatred; there is no snare like folly; there is no torrent like greed.
When you feel like Giving Up ... TRUST GOD - He will help you roar like a Lion... soar like an eagle... and even sting like a Bee... above all he will help you to be the best that you can BE !!!
Hamlet Do you see yonder cloud that's almost in shape of a camel Polonius By the mass, and 'tis like a camel, indeed. Hamlet Methinks it is like a weasel. Polonius It is backed like a weasel. Hamlet Or like a whale Polonius Very like a whale.
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Donnie Brasco Forget about it is like if you agree with someone, you know, like Raquel Welsh is one great piece of ass, forget about it. But then, if you disagree, like A Lincoln is better than a Cadillac Forget about it you know But then, it's also like if something's the greatest thing in the world, like mingia peppers, forget about it. But it's also like saying Go to hell too. Like, you know, like Hey Paulie, you got a one inch pecker and Paulie says Forget about it Sometimes it just means forget about it
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