What does liking mean?

Definitions for liking
ˈlaɪ kɪŋlik·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. likingnoun

    a feeling of pleasure and enjoyment

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

Wiktionary

  1. likingnoun

    The action of the verb to like.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Likingadjective

    Plump; in a state of plumpness.

    Etymology: Perhaps because plumpness is agreeable to the sight.

    I fear my lord the king, who hath appointed your meat and your drink; for why should he see your faces worse liking, than the children which are of your sort. Dan. i. 10.

  2. Likingnoun

    Etymology: from like.

    I’ll repent, and that suddenly, while I am in some liking; I shall be out of heart shortly, and then I shall have no strength to repent. William Shakespeare, Henry IV.

    Their young ones are in good liking; they grow up with corn. Job xxxix. 4.

    Cappadocian slaves were famous for their lustiness; and, being in good liking, were set on a stall when exposed to sale, to shew the good habit of their body. John Dryden, Pers. Notes to.

    The royal soul, that, like the lab’ring moon,
    By charms of art was hurried down;
    Forc’d with regret to leave her native sphere,
    Came but awhile on liking here. Dryden.

    Why do you longer feed on loathed light,
    Or liking find to gaze on earthly mold. Fairy Queen.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Liking

    of Like

  2. Liking

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

  3. Likingnoun

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

  4. Likingnoun

    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. Likingnoun

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

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Numerology

  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

Examples of liking in a Sentence

  1. John Dykstra:

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

  2. Donald Trump:

    You better go out and vote on November 3. Because you have a lot of people out there that aren't liking what we're doing.

  3. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez:

    This idea that we're going to refit it to Joe Manchin's liking, the bill has already been retrofitted to Joe Manchin's liking, let's make that extremely clear. The climate ambitions have been reduced because of Joe Manchin.

  4. Michael Douglas:

    I think I’ve enjoyed being more comfortable with myself and liking myself more – and not being quite as self-critical, and, I don’t like the lack of stamina. The stamina you used to take for granted, and now you’re hoping for more.

  5. Lois McMaster Bujold:

    If you make it plain you like people, it's hard for them to resist liking you back.

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

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