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Definition of like:

  1. A liking; a preference; inclination; - usually in pl.; as, we all have likes and dislikes.
  2. Equal, or nearly equal; as, fields of like extent.
  3. Having probability; affording probability; probable; likely.
  4. 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.
  5. In a like or similar manner.
  6. In a manner like that of; in a manner similar to; as, do not act like him.
  7. Inclined toward; disposed to; as, to feel like taking a walk.
  8. Likely; probably.
  9. That which is equal or similar to another; the counterpart; an exact resemblance; a copy.
  10. The stroke which equalizes the number of strokes played by the opposing player or side; as, to play the like.
  11. To be pleased with in a moderate degree; to approve; to take satisfaction in; to enjoy.
  12. To be pleased; to choose.
  13. To come near; to avoid with difficulty; to escape narrowly; as, he liked to have been too late. Cf. Had like, under Like, a.
  14. To have an appearance or expression; to look; to seem to be ( in a specified condition).
  15. To liken; to compare.
  16. To suit; to please; to be agreeable to.


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Usage examples:

  • Do so; I shall like it.

    - "The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons", Jacques Casanova de Seingalt.
  • Something like that, you know.

    - "The Red Planet", William J. Locke.
  • They do like you.

    - "Prudence of the Parsonage", Ethel Hueston.