What does like mean?

Definitions for like
laɪklike

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word like.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. like, ilk(adj)

    a kind of person

    "We'll not see his like again"; "I can't tolerate people of his ilk"

  3. like, similar(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"

  4. like, same(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"

  5. 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"

  6. comparable, corresponding, like(verb)

    conforming in every respect

    "boxes with corresponding dimensions"; "the like period of the preceding year"

  7. 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?"

  8. like(verb)

    find enjoyable or agreeable

    "I like jogging"; "She likes to read Russian novels"

  9. like(verb)

    be fond of

    "I like my nephews"

  10. like(verb)

    feel about or towards; consider, evaluate, or regard

    "How did you like the President's speech last night?"

  11. like(verb)

    want to have

    "I'd like a beer now!"

Wikipedia

  1. Like

    In English, 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,(linguistics)|filler]], and quotative.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Like

    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

    Etymology: [OE. liken to please, AS. lcian, gelcian, fr. gelc. See Like, a.]

  2. Like

    equal, or nearly equal; as, fields of like extent

    Etymology: [OE. liken to please, AS. lcian, gelcian, fr. gelc. See Like, a.]

  3. Like

    having probability; affording probability; probable; likely

    Etymology: [OE. liken to please, AS. lcian, gelcian, fr. gelc. See Like, a.]

  4. Like

    inclined toward; disposed to; as, to feel like taking a walk

    Etymology: [OE. liken to please, AS. lcian, gelcian, fr. gelc. See Like, a.]

  5. Like(noun)

    that which is equal or similar to another; the counterpart; an exact resemblance; a copy

    Etymology: [OE. liken to please, AS. lcian, gelcian, fr. gelc. See Like, a.]

  6. Like(noun)

    a liking; a preference; inclination; -- usually in pl.; as, we all have likes and dislikes

    Etymology: [OE. liken to please, AS. lcian, gelcian, fr. gelc. See Like, a.]

  7. Like(adj)

    in a manner like that of; in a manner similar to; as, do not act like him

    Etymology: [OE. liken to please, AS. lcian, gelcian, fr. gelc. See Like, a.]

  8. Like(adj)

    in a like or similar manner

    Etymology: [OE. liken to please, AS. lcian, gelcian, fr. gelc. See Like, a.]

  9. Like(adj)

    likely; probably

    Etymology: [OE. liken to please, AS. lcian, gelcian, fr. gelc. See Like, a.]

  10. Like(adj)

    to suit; to please; to be agreeable to

    Etymology: [OE. liken to please, AS. lcian, gelcian, fr. gelc. See Like, a.]

  11. Like(adj)

    to be pleased with in a moderate degree; to approve; to take satisfaction in; to enjoy

    Etymology: [OE. liken to please, AS. lcian, gelcian, fr. gelc. See Like, a.]

  12. Like(adj)

    to liken; to compare

    Etymology: [OE. liken to please, AS. lcian, gelcian, fr. gelc. See Like, a.]

  13. Like(verb)

    to be pleased; to choose

    Etymology: [OE. liken to please, AS. lcian, gelcian, fr. gelc. See Like, a.]

  14. Like(verb)

    to have an appearance or expression; to look; to seem to be (in a specified condition)

    Etymology: [OE. liken to please, AS. lcian, gelcian, fr. gelc. See Like, a.]

  15. Like(verb)

    to come near; to avoid with difficulty; to escape narrowly; as, he liked to have been too late. Cf. Had like, under Like, a

    Etymology: [OE. liken to please, AS. lcian, gelcian, fr. gelc. See Like, a.]

Freebase

  1. Like

    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

  1. Like

    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).]

  2. Like

    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. lícianlíc, like.]

Editors Contribution

  1. like

    Equal in shape, form, amount or value.

    The two cars were like each other only different colors.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 21, 2020  
  2. like

    To respect and value.

    They did like each other at work, very much in fact so they all worked together for the benefit of everyone.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 18, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'like' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #93

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'like' in Written Corpus Frequency: #96

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'like' in Verbs Frequency: #46

  4. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'like' in Adverbs Frequency: #117

  5. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'like' in Adjectives Frequency: #730

How to pronounce like?

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    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
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    British
    Karen
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    Australian
    Veena
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    Indian

How to say like in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of like in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of like in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of like in a Sentence

  1. Chef Richard Black:

    I admire a woman like T.R. "Tina" Threston. When nearly everyone else asks what a charity can do for them, she asks what she can do for a charity. That, my friends, is a rare woman indeed!

  2. Donald Trump:

    Whether you like the decision or not, you have to go along with the Supreme Court, this was not the right job for her.

  3. Matthew J. Hartman:

    ...the plane looked like it was holding steady.

  4. Gerry Seavo James:

    There's a gentleman that came up. He was pretty upset about it, and he cut it down. And he was like this has no place at this rally. We're trying to be peaceful.

  5. Abdel Karim:

    The Nour Party is a party like any other, it is exercising its right and the competition is open to all parties. People compete against each other and we have nothing to do with it at all.

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    used of men; markedly masculine in appearance or manner
    • A. eminent
    • B. elusive
    • C. butch
    • D. indiscernible

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