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 like like

adj

  • () resembling or similar; having the same or some of the same characteristics; often used in combination  ( similar, like )
    resembling or similar; having the same or some of the same characteristics; often used in combination
     suits of like design
    suits of like design
     a limited circle of like minds
    a limited circle of like minds
     members of the cat family have like dispositions
    members of the cat family have like dispositions
     as like as two peas in a pod
    as like as two peas in a pod
     doglike devotion
    doglike devotion
     a dreamlike quality
    a dreamlike quality
  • () having the same or similar characteristics  ( like, alike, similar )
    having the same or similar characteristics
     all politicians are alike
    all politicians are alike
     they looked utterly alike
    they looked utterly alike
     friends are generally alike in background and taste
    friends are generally alike in background and taste
  • () equal in amount or value  ( like, same )
    equal in amount or value
     like amounts
    like amounts
     equivalent amounts
    equivalent amounts
     the same amount
    the same amount
     gave one six blows and the other a like number
    gave one six blows and the other a like number
     the same number
    the same number
  • noun

  • a kind of person  ( like, ilk )
    a kind of person
     We'll not see his like again
    We'll not see his like again
     I can't tolerate people of his ilk
    I can't tolerate people of his ilk
  • a similar kind  ( like, the likes of, the like )
    a similar kind
     dogs, foxes, and the like
    dogs, foxes, and the like
     we don't want the likes of you around here
    we don't want the likes of you around here
  • adj

  • conforming in every respect  ( like, comparable, corresponding )
    conforming in every respect
     boxes with corresponding dimensions
    boxes with corresponding dimensions
     the like period of the preceding year
    the like period of the preceding year
  • verb

  • () prefer or wish to do something  ( care, wish, like )
    prefer or wish to do something
     Do you care to try this dish?
    Do you care to try this dish?
     Would you like to come along to the movies?
    Would you like to come along to the movies?
  • () find enjoyable or agreeable  ( like )
    find enjoyable or agreeable
     I like jogging
    I like jogging
     She likes to read Russian novels
    She likes to read Russian novels
  • () be fond of  ( like )
    be fond of
     I like my nephews
    I like my nephews
  • () feel about or towards; consider, evaluate, or regard  ( like )
    feel about or towards; consider, evaluate, or regard
     How did you like the President's speech last night?
    How did you like the President's speech last night?
  • () want to have  ( like )
    want to have
     I'd like a beer now!
    I'd like a beer now!