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Verb: like  lIk
  1. Prefer or look forward to doing something
    "Would you like to come along to the movies?";
    - wish, care
     
  2. Find enjoyable or agreeable
    "I like jogging"; "She likes to read Russian novels"
     
  3. Be fond of
    "I like my nephews"
     
  4. Feel about or towards; consider, evaluate, or regard
    "How did you like the President's speech last night?"
     
  5. Want to have
    "I'd like a beer now!"
Adjective: like  lIk
  1. Resembling; having the same or some of the same characteristics; often used in combination
    "a limited circle of like minds"; "members of the cat family have like dispositions"; "as like as two peas in a pod"; "suits of like design";
    - similar
     
  2. Equal in amount or value
    "like amounts"; "gave one six blows and the other a like number";
    - same
     
  3. Having the same or nearly the same characteristics
    "all politicians are like";
    - alike, similar
     
  4. Conforming in every respect
    "the like period of the preceding year";
    - comparable, corresponding
Noun: like  lIk
  1. A similar kind
    "dogs, foxes, and the like"; "we don't want the likes of you around here";
    - the like, the likes of
     
  2. A kind of person
    "We'll not see his like again";
    - ilk
Conjunction: like  lIk
  1. (informal) sort of, in some way; often used as an almost meaningless filler
    "I thought for a second there was, like, you know, a story or something, but every shot is like only a second long"
     
  2. (informal) indicates something is unlikely and should not be considered
    "like that's going to be of any use to me!";
    - as if, as though
Combining form: -like  lIk
  1. (forming an adjective) having the form of, similar to
    - -form

Derived forms: liked, likes, liking

See also: alikeness, equal, like-minded, likeness, look-alike, same, similitude, suchlike

Type of: consider, desire, form, kind, reckon, regard, see, sort, variety, view, want

Antonym: dislike, unlike

Encyclopedia: Like, Love, Lust and the Open Halls of the Soul