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English adjective: like

1. like resembling or similar; having the same or some of the same characteristics; often used in combination


SamplesSuits 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.


Synonymssimilar


Similarlike-minded, look-alike, suchlike


See alsosame


Antonymsunlike, dissimilar, different

2. like equal in amount or value


SamplesLike amounts.
Equivalent amounts.
The same amount.
Gave one six blows and the other a like number.
The same number.


Synonymssame


See alsoequal


Antonymsunlike

3. like having the same or similar characteristics


SamplesAll politicians are alike.
They looked utterly alike.
Friends are generally alike in background and taste.


Synonymsalike, similar


Attributealikeness, likeness, similitude


Antonymsunalike, dissimilar

4. like conforming in every respect


SamplesBoxes with corresponding dimensions.
The like period of the preceding year.


Synonymscomparable, corresponding


Similarsame


Antonymsdifferent


English noun: like

1. like (cognition) a similar kind


SamplesDogs, foxes, and the like.
We don't want the likes of you around here.


Synonymsthe like, the likes of


Broader (hypernym)form, kind, sort, variety

2. like (cognition) a kind of person


SamplesWe'll not see his like again.
I can't tolerate people of his ilk.


Synonymsilk


Broader (hypernym)form, kind, sort, variety


English verb: like

1. like (emotion) prefer or wish to do something


SamplesDo you care to try this dish?.
Would you like to come along to the movies?.


ExamplesThey like him to write the letter


Synonymscare, wish


Pattern of useSomebody ----s to INFINITIVE


Broader (hypernym)desire, want


Narrower (hyponym)please

2. like (emotion) find enjoyable or agreeable


SamplesI like jogging.
She likes to read Russian novels.


ExamplesSam and Sue like the movie


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE.
Somebody ----s VERB-ing


Narrower (hyponym)care for, cotton, enjoy, love, prefer


Entailapprove


Antonymsdislike

3. like (emotion) be fond of


SamplesI like my nephews.


ExamplesSam cannot like Sue


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

4. like (cognition) feel about or towards; consider, evaluate, or regard


SamplesHow did you like the President's speech last night?.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)consider, reckon, regard, see, view

5. like (emotion) want to have


SamplesI'd like a beer now!.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)desire, want









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