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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A feeling of attraction or love; fondness.
  • n. Preference or taste.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of like.
  • n. A like; a predilection.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Looking; appearing. See like, to look.
  • n. The state of being pleasing; a suiting. See On liking, below.
  • n. The state of being pleased with, or attracted toward, some thing or person; hence, inclination; desire; pleasure; preference; -- often with for, formerly with to.
  • n. Appearance; look; figure; state of body as to health or condition.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being pleased with something; favor; approval; inclination; pleasure: as, one's liking for a friend; he took a liking to the place.
  • n. A favorable or pleasing condition; attractive appearance; comeliness; in general, appearance.
  • n. Synonyms Predilection, attachment, etc. See love.
  • Pleasing; comely; good-looking.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a feeling of pleasure and enjoyment

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