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  1  definition  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 
  Note:  To  which  formerly  often  followed  like  is  now  usually 
  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; 
  Usage:  [Likely  is  more  used  now.]  --Shak. 
  But  it  is  like  the  jolly  world  about  us  will 
  scoff  at  the  paradox  of  these  practices. 
  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 
  {Had  like}  (followed  by  the  infinitive),  had  nearly;  came 
  little  short  of 
  Had  like  to  have  been  my  utter  overthrow.  --Sir  W. 
  Ramona  had  like  to  have  said  the  literal  truth,  .  . 
  .  but  recollected  herself  in  time.  --Mrs.  H.  H. 
  {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 

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