Definition and Meanings for like
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Part of Speech of like
adjective, comparative, superlative, noun, adverb, transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, intransitive verb
Etymology of like
Meaning of like
as adjective, comparative, superlative
- 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.
- the stroke which equalizes the number of strokes played by the opposing player or side; as, to play the like.
as adverb, adjective
- in a manner like that of; in a manner similar to; as, do not act like him.
- in a like or similar manner.
- likely; probably.
as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, adjective
- 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.
as intransitive verb
- 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.