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like


  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Like  \Like\  (l[imac]k),  a.  [Compar.  {Liker}  (l[imac]k"[~e]r); 
  superl.  {Likest}.]  [OE.  lik,  ilik,  gelic,  AS  gel[=i]c,  fr 
  pref.  ge-  +  l[=i]c  body,  and  orig.  meaning,  having  the  same 
  body,  shape,  or  appearance,  and  hence  like  akin  to  OS 
  gil[=i]k,  D.  gelijk  G.  gleich,  OHG.  gil[=i]h,  Icel.  l[=i]kr, 
  gl[=i]kr,  Dan.  lig,  Sw  lik,  Goth.  galeiks  OS  lik  body,  D. 
  lijk,  G.  leiche,  Icel.  l[=i]k,  Sw  lik,  Goth.  leik.  The 
  English  adverbial  ending-ly  is  from  the  same  adjective.  Cf 
  {Each},  {Such},  {Which}.] 
  1.  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. 
 
  'T  is  as  like  you  As  cherry  is  to  cherry.  --Shak. 
 
  Like  master,  like  man.  --Old  Prov. 
 
  He  giveth  snow  like  wool;  he  scattereth  the 
  hoar-frost  like  ashes.  --Ps.  cxlvii 
  16. 
 
  Note:  To  which  formerly  often  followed  like  is  now  usually 
  omitted. 
 
  2.  Equal,  or  nearly  equal;  as  fields  of  like  extent. 
 
  More  clergymen  were  impoverished  by  the  late  war 
  than  ever  in  the  like  space  before  --Sprat. 
 
  3.  Having  probability;  affording  probability;  probable; 
  likely. 
 
  Usage:  [Likely  is  more  used  now.]  --Shak. 
 
  But  it  is  like  the  jolly  world  about  us  will 
  scoff  at  the  paradox  of  these  practices. 
  --South. 
 
  Many  were  not  easy  to  be  governed,  nor  like  to 
  conform  themselves  to  strict  rules  --Clarendon. 
 
  4.  Inclined  toward;  disposed  to  as  to  feel  like  taking  a 
  walk. 
 
  {Had  like}  (followed  by  the  infinitive),  had  nearly;  came 
  little  short  of 
 
  Had  like  to  have  been  my  utter  overthrow.  --Sir  W. 
  Raleigh 
 
  Ramona  had  like  to  have  said  the  literal  truth,  .  . 
  .  but  recollected  herself  in  time.  --Mrs.  H.  H. 
  Jackson. 
 
  {Like  figures}  (Geom.),  similar  figures. 
 
  Note:  Like  is  used  as  a  suffix,  converting  nouns  into 
  adjectives  expressing  resemblance  to  the  noun  as 
  manlike,  like  a  man;  childlike,  like  a  child;  godlike, 
  like  a  god,  etc  Such  compounds  are  readily  formed 
  whenever  convenient,  and  several,  as  crescentlike 
  serpentlike  hairlike,  etc.,  are  used  in  this  book, 
  although,  in  some  cases,  not  entered  in  the  vocabulary. 
  Such  combinations  as  bell-like,  ball-like,  etc.,  are 
  hyphened. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Like  \Like\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Liked}  (l[imac]kt);  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Liking}.]  [OE.  liken  to  please,  AS  l[=i]cian, 
  gel[=i]cian,  fr  gel[=i]c.  See  {Like},  a.] 
  1.  To  suit;  to  please;  to  be  agreeable  to  [Obs.] 
 
  Cornwall  him  liked  best,  therefore  he  chose  there 
  --R.  of 
  Gloucester. 
 
  I  willingly  confess  that  it  likes  me  much  better 
  when  I  find  virtue  in  a  fair  lodging  than  when  I  am 
  bound  to  seek  it  in  an  ill-favored  creature.  --Sir 
  P.  Sidney. 
 
  2.  To  be  pleased  with  in  a  moderate  degree;  to  approve;  to 
  take  satisfaction  in  to  enjoy. 
 
  He  proceeded  from  looking  to  liking,  and  from  liking 
  to  loving.  --Sir  P. 
  Sidney. 
 
  3.  To  liken;  to  compare.[Obs.] 
 
  Like  me  to  the  peasant  boys  of  France.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Like  \Like\,  n. 
  1.  That  which  is  equal  or  similar  to  another;  the 
  counterpart;  an  exact  resemblance;  a  copy. 
 
  He  was  a  man,  take  him  for  all  in  all  I  shall  not 
  look  upon  his  like  again  --Shak. 
 
  2.  A  liking;  a  preference;  inclination;  --  usually  in  pl.; 
  as  we  all  have  likes  and  dislikes. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Like  \Like\,  adv  [AS.  gel[=i]ce.  See  {Like},  a.] 
  1.  In  a  manner  like  that  of  in  a  manner  similar  to  as  do 
  not  act  like  him 
 
  He  maketh  them  to  stagger  like  a  drunken  man.  --Job 
  xii.  25. 
 
  Note:  Like  as  here  used  is  regarded  by  some  grammarians  as 
  a  preposition. 
 
  2.  In  a  like  or  similar  manner.  --Shak. 
 
  Like  as  a  father  pitieth  his  children,  so  the  Lord 
  pitieth  them  that  fear  him  --Ps.  ciii. 
  13. 
 
  3.  Likely;  probably.  ``Like  enough  it  will.''  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Like  \Like\  (l[imac]k),  v.  i. 
  1.  To  be  pleased;  to  choose 
 
  He  may  either  go  or  stay,  as  he  best  likes.  --Locke. 
 
  2.  To  have  an  appearance  or  expression;  to  look  to  seem  to 
  be  (in  a  specified  condition).  [Obs.] 
 
  You  like  well  and  bear  your  years  very  well 
  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  come  near  to  avoid  with  difficulty;  to  escape 
  narrowly;  as  he  liked  to  have  been  too  late.  Cf  Had 
  like  under  {Like},  a.  [Colloq.] 
 
  He  probably  got  his  death,  as  he  liked  to  have  done 
  two  years  ago,  by  viewing  the  troops  for  the 
  expedition  from  the  wall  of  Kensington  Garden. 
  --Walpole. 
 
  {To  like  of},  to  be  pleased  with  [Obs.]  --Massinger. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Like  \Like\,  n.  (Golf) 
  The  stroke  which  equalizes  the  number  of  strokes  played  by 
  the  opposing  player  or  side  as  to  play  the  like 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  like 
  adj  1:  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"  [syn:  {similar}]  [ant:  {unlike}] 
  2:  equal  in  amount  or  value;  "like  amounts";  "equivalent 
  amounts";  "the  same  amount";  "gave  one  six  blows  and  the 
  other  a  like  number";  "an  equal  number";  "the  same  number" 
  [syn:  {equal},  {equivalent},  {same}]  [ant:  {unlike}] 
  3:  having  the  same  or  similar  characteristics;  "all  politicians 
  are  alike";  "they  looked  utterly  alike";  "friends  are 
  generaly  alike  in  background  and  taste"  [syn:  {alike(p)}, 
  {similar}]  [ant:  {unalike}] 
  4:  conforming  in  every  respect;  "boxes  with  corresponding 
  dimensions";  "the  like  period  of  the  preceding  year"  [syn: 
  {comparable},  {corresponding}] 
  v  1:  prefer  or  wish  to  do  something  "Do  you  care  to  try  this 
  dish?"  "Would  you  like  to  come  along  to  the  movies?" 
  [syn:  {wish},  {care}] 
  2:  find  enjoyable  or  agreeable;  "I  like  jogging";  "She  likes  to 
  read  Russian  novels"  [ant:  {dislike}] 
  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!" 




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