American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To find pleasant or attractive; enjoy.
- v. To want to have: would like some coffee.
- v. To feel about; regard: How do you like her nerve!
- v. Archaic To be pleasing to.
- v. To have an inclination or a preference: If you like, we can meet you there.
- v. Scots To be pleased.
- n. Something that is liked; a preference: made a list of his likes and dislikes.
- prep. Possessing the characteristics of; resembling closely; similar to.
- prep. In the typical manner of: It's not like you to take offense.
- prep. In the same way as: lived like royalty.
- prep. Inclined or disposed to: felt like running away.
- prep. As if the probability exists for: looks like a bad year for farmers.
- prep. Such as; for example: saved things like old newspapers and pieces of string.
- adj. Possessing the same or almost the same characteristics; similar: on this and like occasions.
- adj. Alike: They are as like as two siblings.
- adj. Having equivalent value or quality. Usually used in negative sentences: There's nothing like a good night's sleep.
- adv. In the manner of being; as if. Used as an intensifier of action: worked like hell; ran like crazy.
- adv. Informal Probably; likely: Like as not she'll change her mind.
- adv. Nearly; approximately: The price is more like 1,000 dollars.
- adv. Nonstandard Used to provide emphasis or a pause: Like let's get going.
- n. One similar to or like another. Used with the: was subject to coughs, asthma, and the like.
- n. Informal An equivalent or similar person or thing; an equal or match. Often used in the plural: I've never seen the likes of this before. We'll never see his like again.
- conj. Usage Problem In the same way that; as: To dance like she does requires great discipline.
- conj. Usage Problem As if: It looks like we'll finish on time.
- idiom. be like Informal To say or utter. Used chiefly in oral narration: And he's like, "Leave me alone!”
- v. Chiefly Southern U.S. Used with a past infinitive or with to and a simple past form to indicate being just on the point of or coming near to having done something in the past: "I like to a split a gut laughin'.” "It seemed as how nobody had thought about measurin' the width of the bridge's openin', and we like to didn't make it through” ( Dictionary of American Regional English).
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Body; form; the body of a human being or of any animal.
- n. A dead body; a corpse.
- Of similar form, appearance, or quality; of corresponding kind, amount, extent, degree, etc.; corresponding; equal or equivalent; analogous; agreeing in some noticeable respect: as, territory of like extent; two men of like pursuits and tastes.
- Having resemblance; similar in any respect; resembling: followed by to or a dative case (sometimes by as), the word or phrase governed by to being, however, often omitted: as, they are as like (to each other) as two peas.
- Likely; liable.
- Synonyms Allied, cognate, analogous, parallel.
- n. A person or thing resembling another; a counterpart; a resemblance; a similar character, condition, or example.
- In the same or a similar manner; equally; correspondingly.
- In the manner of; in the same way as.
- Likely; probably.
- As it were; so to speak: used after clauses or phrases with a signification similar to that of like suffixed to nouns. See like, adjective, 2.
- See fun.
- As; as if. This use is commonly condemned as incorrect, and is generally unacknowledged in dictionaries. It occurs several times in Shakspere, and not unfrequently in modern writers, and is common in colloquial and provincial usage: as, he limped like he had been hurt.
- To regard or describe as resembling; liken; compare.
- To please; be pleasing to; be agreeable to; suit; satisfy: used impersonally, and followed by an object, originally dative, of the person.
- To regard with favor; be well affected toward; be pleased with; take pleasure in.
- To agree with, as food or drink. Synonyms Like, Love; be fond of, relish, fancy. Like and love differ greatly in strength or warmth, and may differ in kind. Like may be feeble and cool, and it never has the intensity of love. We may like or even love a person; we only like the most palatable kind of food. With an infinitive, like is the common word, love being appropriate only in the hyperbole of poetical or rhetorical feeling.
- To be suitable or agreeable; give satisfaction.
- To be pleased or suited; choose: used absolutely, but formerly sometimes followed by of.
- To thrive; grow.
- n. A liking; a fancy; an inclination: used chiefly in the phrase likes and dislikes.
- To be likely: chiefly or only in the preterit liked, equivalent to had like. See like, adjective
- n. In golf, a stroke which equalizes the number played by the other side.
- As well as; as also.
- v. transitive, archaic To please.
- v. To enjoy, be pleased by; favor; be in favor of.
- v. obsolete To derive pleasure of, by or with someone or something.
- v. To prefer and maintain (an action) as a regular habit or activity.
- v. To find attractive; to prefer the company of; to have mild romantic feelings for.
- v. Internet, transitive To show support for, or approval of, something posted on the Internet by marking it with a vote.
- n. usually plural Something that a person likes (prefers).
- n. Internet The act of showing support for, or approval of, something posted on the Internet by marking it with a vote.
- adj. similar
- adv. informal for example, such as: to introduce an example or list of examples
- adv. archaic, colloquial Likely.
- n. Someone similar to a given person, or something similar to a given object; a comparative; a type; a sort.
- conj. as if; as though
- prep. Somewhat similar to, reminiscent of.
- prep. colloquial, obsolete A delayed filler.
- prep. colloquial A mild intensifier.
- prep. colloquial indicating approximation or uncertainty
- prep. colloquial, slang When preceded by any form of verb to be, used to mean “to say” or “to think”; used to precede an approximate quotation or paraphrase.
- interj. Liverpudlian, Geordie Used to place emphasis upon a statement.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Having the same, or nearly the same, appearance, qualities, or characteristics; resembling; similar to; similar; alike; -- often with
inand the particulars of the resemblance.
- adj. Equal, or nearly equal.
- adj. Having probability; affording probability; probable; likely.
- adj. Inclined toward; disposed to.
- n. That which is equal or similar to another; the counterpart; an exact resemblance; a copy.
- n. A liking; a preference; inclination; -- usually in pl..
- n. (Golf) The stroke which equalizes the number of strokes played by the opposing player or side.
- adv. In a manner like that of; in a manner similar to.
- adv. In a like or similar manner.
- adv. Likely; probably.
- v. obsolete To suit; to please; to be agreeable to.
- v. To be pleased with in a moderate degree; to approve; to take satisfaction in; to enjoy.
- v. obsolete To liken; to compare.
- v. To be pleased; to choose.
- v. obsolete To have an appearance or expression; to look; to seem to be (in a specified condition).
- v. colloq. To come near; to avoid with difficulty; to escape narrowly. Cf.
Had like, under Like, a.
- adj. resembling or similar; having the same or some of the same characteristics; often used in combination
- v. want to have
- v. prefer or wish to do something
- adj. equal in amount or value
- v. be fond of
- n. a kind of person
- adj. having the same or similar characteristics
- v. find enjoyable or agreeable
- adj. conforming in every respect
- v. feel about or towards; consider, evaluate, or regard
- n. a similar kind
- From Middle English, from Old English ġelīċ by shortening, influenced by Old Norse líkr. Cognate with alike; more distantly, with lich and -ly. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English liken, from Old English līcian, to please. Middle English, from like, similar (from Old English gelīc and Old Norse līkr) and from like, similarly (from Old English gelīce, from gelīc, similar). Middle English liken, to compare, from like, similar. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I dont think anything new or different could revive his career or the publics interest and frankly, he doesnt make a believable lead man, especially when it comes to romance…..like Will Ferrell or not, this movie seems like it will fail.”
“Plus I like absurd but not "dirty" humor..like Carl Hiaasen and Tim Dorsey.”
“I like not ordinary movies like these. not that i am gay or enything but.”
“Feels like to me..like its alot of filler for February and we are just waiting for March 6th and ….”
“Just like producers in the music industry, most writers and directors in Hollywood are simply work for hire yunno..like hoes that go from job to job in order to make a living.”
“*** Remember with us you can eat & drink what you like; read what you like; marry anyone you like; be gay if you like***”
“He actually did look like the punisher.thats my 2 cents ,,like it's worth even 1,so enjoy or don't,but hey I didn't agree with the reveiwer but lets ease off the personal slammming it's pretty low rent.”
“Law & Order is annoying in a lot of ways but I like shows *like* that.”
“At least the new school had nothing like "money for soup" hahahahhahahahahaha....still think my ending for the teacher would have been better though..like she limped for a month after that!”
“I feel like my life is mostly "in place" ... except for having a job that I *love* ... hell, or even having a job that I *like*”
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