What does liking mean?

Definitions for likingˈlaɪ kɪŋ

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. liking(noun)

    a feeling of pleasure and enjoyment

    "I've always had a liking for reading"; "she developed a liking for gin"


  1. liking(Noun)

    The action of the verb to like.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Liking

    of Like

  2. Liking

    looking; appearing; as, better or worse liking. See Like, to look

  3. Liking(noun)

    the state of being pleasing; a suiting. See On liking, below

  4. Liking(noun)

    the state of being pleased with, or attracted toward, some thing or person; hence, inclination; desire; pleasure; preference; -- often with for, formerly with to; as, it is an amusement I have no liking for

  5. Liking(noun)

    appearance; look; figure; state of body as to health or condition


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of liking in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of liking in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Virgil:

    Each man is led by his own liking.

  2. John Dykstra:

    I started out as a kid liking to disassemble and assemble things ...

  3. Maya Angelou:

    Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.

  4. J. K. Rowling:

    There are some things you can't share without ending up liking each other.

  5. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    We may like the honey without liking the bee, but this will not be ethical!

Images & Illustrations of liking

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Translations for liking

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • Vorliebe, Zuneigung, Geschmack, SympathieGerman
  • mieltymysFinnish
  • sympathie, goûtFrench
  • 好みJapanese
  • gostoPortuguese
  • любовь, вкус, предрасположенность, пристрастие, симпатия, склонностьRussian

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