Definitions of like

  1. having the same or similar characteristics; " all politicians are alike"; " they looked utterly alike"; " friends are generaly alike in background and taste"
  2. prefer or wish to do something; " Do you care to try this dish?"; " Would you like to come along to the movies?"
  3. conforming in every respect; " boxes with corresponding dimensions"; " the like period of the preceding year"
  4. want to have; " I'd like a beer now!"
  5. resembling or similar; having the same or some of the same characteristics; often used in combination; " suits of like design"; " a limited circle of like minds"; " members of the cat family have like dispositions"; " as like as two peas in a pod"; " doglike devotion"; " a dreamlike quality"
  6. feel about or towards; consider, evaluate, or regard; " How did you like the President's speech last night?"
  7. be fond of; " I like my nephews"
  8. find enjoyable or agreeable; " I like jogging"; " She likes to read Russian novels"
  9. To liken; to compare.
  10. 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.
  11. Equal, or nearly equal; as, fields of like extent.
  12. Inclined toward; disposed to; as, to feel like taking a walk.
  13. That which is equal or similar to another; the counterpart; an exact resemblance; a copy.
  14. In a manner like that of; in a manner similar to; as, do not act like him.
  15. In a like or similar manner.
  16. Likely; probably.
  17. To suit; to please; to be agreeable to.
  18. To be pleased with in a moderate degree; to approve; to take satisfaction in; to enjoy.
  19. To be pleased; to choose.
  20. To have an appearance or expression; to look; to seem to be ( in a specified condition).
  21. To come near; to avoid with difficulty; to escape narrowly; as, he liked to have been too late. Cf. Had like, under Like, a.
  22. The stroke which equalizes the number of strokes played by the opposing player or side; as, to play the like.
  23. A liking; a preference; inclination; - usually in pl.; as, we all have likes and dislikes.
  24. Similar; resembling; equal or nearly equal; in a mood or condition for; as, I feel like reading.
  25. To the same extent, or in the same manner, as; likely; only in such expressions as, like enough.
  26. That which is equal or similar to another.
  27. To have a taste for; enjoy.
  28. To choose; suffix, indicating resemblance.
  29. Likable, likeable.
  30. Equal in quantity, quality, or degree: similar: likely.
  31. The like thing or person: an exact resemblance: a liking.
  32. In the same manner: probably.
  33. A similar thing or person.
  34. Equal; similar.
  35. To be pleased with; enjoy.
  36. To please, or be pleased with; enjoy; choose.
  37. Resembling; similar; equal, or virtually equivalent.
  38. A like person or thing; counterpart; liking; inclination.
  39. In the manner of; similarly to.
  40. Equal in quantity, quality, or degree; having resemblance; similar; likely.
  41. In the same manner; likely.
  42. Some person or thing resembling another; a copy.
  43. What pleases one.
  44. To be pleased with; to enjoy; to approve.
  45. Similar; resembling; likely; in a state that gives probable expectations.
  46. Some person or thing resembling another.
  47. In the same manner as; equally or nearly so.
  48. To be pleased with; to approve; to choose.

Usage examples for like

  1. He was like a boy. – Parrot & Co. by Harold MacGrath
  2. " I like that," she said. – Mary Minds Her Business by George Weston
  3. But do you know how I like it? – The Twilight of the Souls by Louis Couperus
  4. And here you are now- like that.... – Wanderers by Knut Hamsun
  5. " I like you so well! – The Disturbing Charm by Berta Ruck
  6. You like him, do you not? – Our Bessie by Rosa Nouchette Carey
  7. I like him for this. – Seeds of Pine by Janey Canuck
  8. What is this- this Yankeeland like?" – The Puppet Crown by Harold MacGrath
  9. Considine will like her. – Love and Lucy by Maurice Henry Hewlett
  10. I don't like you at all. – The Iron Furrow by George C. Shedd
  11. Would you like him to give you a li'l' girl like me? – Carnival by Compton Mackenzie
  12. Like it, did I say? – The Politician Out-Witted by Samuel Low
  13. Gentlemen, is that like innocence? – The Queen Against Owen by Allen Upward
  14. How do I like 'em? – Hills of the Shatemuc by Susan Warner
  15. What would you like to do now? – Joanna Godden by Sheila Kaye-Smith
  16. I must say I like him. – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  17. I should like to see them, if you please. – Elsie's Womanhood by Martha Finley
  18. Get more like this. – Astounding Stories of Super-Science, December 1930 by Various
  19. Like to see one? – The Varmint by Owen Johnson F. R. Gruger