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

oe. lik, ilik, gelic, as. gel, fr. pref. ge- + l body, and orig. meaning, having the same body, shape, or appearance, and hence, like; akin to os. gil, d. gelijk, g. gleich, ohg. gil, icel. l, gl, dan. lig, sw. lik, goth. galeiks, os. lik body, d. lijk, g. leiche, icel. l, sw. lik, goth. leik. the english adverbial ending-ly is from the same adjective. cf. each, such, which as. gel. see like, a.pos oe. liken to please, as. l, gel, fr. gel. see like, a.pos

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.

as noun

  • 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).

as adjective

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