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.]
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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
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