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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
like (verb)
transitive verb
1.
chiefly dialect to be suitable or agreeable to - I like onions but they don't like me
2.
a) to feel attraction toward or take pleasure in - enjoy likes baseball
b) to feel toward - regard how would you like a change
3.
to wish to have - want would like a drink
4.
intransitive verb
to do well in - this plant likes dry soil my car does not like cold weather
1.
dialect - approve
2.
to feel inclined - choose prefer leave any time you like
like (noun)
1.
- liking preference
2.
something that one - likes
like (adjective)
1.
a) the same or nearly the same (as in appearance, character, or quantity) - suits of like design formerly used with as, unto, of it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren Heb 2:17(Authorized Version)
b) chiefly British closely resembling the subject or original - the portrait is very like
2.
- likely the importance of statistics as the one discipline like to give accuracy of mind H. J. Laski
like (preposition)
1.
a) having the characteristics of similar to - his house is like a barn it's like when we were kids
b) typical of - was like him to do that
c) comparable to - approximating costs something like fifty cents
2.
in the manner of similarly to - acts like a fool
3.
as though there would be - looks like rain
4.
such as - a subject like physics
5.
- used to form intensive or ironic phrases fought like hell like fun he did laughed like anything
like (noun)
1.
a) one that is similar - counterpart equal have … never seen the like before Sir Winston Churchill
b) - kind usually used with a preceding possessive put him and his like to some job J. R. R. Tolkien
2.
one of many that are similar to each other - used chiefly in proverbial expressions like breeds like
like (adverb)
1.
archaic - equally
2.
- likely probably you'll try it, some day, like enough Mark Twain
3.
a) to some extent - rather altogether saunter over nonchalantly like Walter Karig
b) - used interjectionally in informal speech often to emphasize a word or phrase (as in “He was, like, gorgeous”) or for an apologetic, vague, or unassertive effect (as in “I need to, like, borrow some money”)
4.
- nearly approximately the actual interest is more like 18 percent used interjectionally in informal speech with expressions of measurement it was, like, five feet long goes there every day, like
like (conjunction)
1.
a) - as if middle-aged men who looked like they might be out for their one night of the year Norman Mailer
b) - used in intensive phrases drove like mad hurts like crazy
2.
in the same way that - as they raven down scenery like children do sweetmeats John Keats
3.
a) in the way or manner that - the violin sounds like an old masterpiece should did it like you told me
b) - used interjectionally in informal speech often with the verb be to introduce a quotation, paraphrase, or thought expressed by or imputed to the subject of the verb, or with it's to report a generally held opinion so I'm like, “Give me a break” it's like, “Who cares what he thinks?”
4.
such as - a bag like a doctor carries when your car has trouble — like when it won't start used interjectionally in informal speech often stays up late, until like three in the morning
like (verbal auxiliary)
chiefly dialect came near was near - so loud I like to fell out of bed Helen Eustis
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
like (noun)
1.
a number of persons or things that are grouped together because they have something in common
SYNONIMS:
breed, class, description, feather, genre, ilk, kidney, kind, like, manner, nature, order, species, strain, stripe, type, variety
RELATED WORDS:
model; sample, specimen; bracket, bunch, category, division, family, grade, group, grouping, lot, persuasion, rank(s), set, suite
like (noun)
2.
one that is equal to another in status, achievement, or value
SYNONIMS:
coequal, compeer, coordinate, counterpart, equivalent, fellow, like, match, parallel, peer, rival
RELATED WORDS:
analogue ( analog); double, half, mate, twin; associate, colleague, companion, copartner, partner; competitor
like (noun)
positive regard for something
SYNONIMS:
appetite, fancy, favor, fondness, like, love, love affair, partiality, preference, relish, shine, taste, use
RELATED WORDS:
craving, desire, hankering, longing, thirst, yen; enthusiasm, gusto, interest, passion; bias, prejudice; bent, inclination, leaning, propensity, tendency; tooth; palate; weakness
NEAR ANTONYMS:
apathy, disinclination; indifference, unconcern
aversion, disfavor, disgust, dislike, distaste, hatred, loathing, mislike
like (adjective)
having qualities in common
SYNONIMS:
akin, analogous, cognate, comparable, connate, correspondent, corresponding, ditto, like, matching, parallel, resemblant, resembling, similar, such, suchlike
RELATED WORDS:
commensurate, proportionate; tantamount, virtual; allied, congeneric, congenerous, congenial, connatural, kin, kindred, relatable, related; approaching, approximating, close, coextensive, coincident, conformable, conforming, consistent, consonant, duplicate, equal, equivalent, fungible, identical, indistinguishable, interchangeable, me-too, redundant, same, selfsame, substitutable, synonymous, twin; entire, homogeneous, homogenous, unchanging, uniform, unvaried, unvarying
NEAR ANTONYMS:
disparate, distinct, distinguishable, nonequivalent, noninterchangeable; variable, varied, various, varying; imprecise, inaccurate, inexact; unconnected, unrelated
different, dissimilar, diverse, unakin, unlike
like (adverb)
1.
to some degree or extent
SYNONIMS:
enough, kindly, kind of, like, moderately, more or less, pretty, quite, rather, relatively, something, somewhat, sort of
RELATED WORDS:
acceptably, decently, passably, tolerably; little, negligibly, nominally, slightly, vaguely; half, halfway, incompletely, part, partially, partly, partway
NEAR ANTONYMS:
awfully, beastly, deadly, especially, exceedingly ( exceeding), exceptionally, extremely, frightfully, greatly, heavily, highly, hugely, mightily, mortally, particularly, surpassingly, terribly, very; considerably, extensively, significantly, substantially
like (adverb)
2.
close to but not exactly
SYNONIMS:
about, around, like, more or less, much, near, plus or minus, roughly, say, some
RELATED WORDS:
generally, kind of, loosely; nearly, nominally, practically, virtually, well-nigh
NEAR ANTONYMS:
due, even, just, sharp, smack-dab, squarely
exactly, precisely
like (conjunction)
the way it would be or one would do if
SYNONIMS:
as, as though, like
like (verb)
1.
to wish to have
SYNONIMS:
care (for), want
RELATED WORDS:
adore, delight (in), dig, enjoy, fancy, groove (on), love, relish, revel (in), welcome; covet, crave, desire, die (for), hanker (for after), wish (for), yearn (for)
feel like
like (verb)
2.
to show partiality toward
SYNONIMS:
care (for), favor, lean (toward towards), like
RELATED WORDS:
adore, cotton (to), delight (in), dig, enjoy, fancy, groove (on), relish, revel (in); choose, cull, handpick, name, pick, select, single (out), take; covet, crave, desire, hanker (for after), want, wish (for); bias, prejudice; incline (toward), tend (to); admire, appreciate, cherish, prize, treasure, value
NEAR ANTONYMS:
disfavor, dislike, mislike; abhor, abominate, detest, hate, loathe; decline, refuse, reject, turn down; discard, jettison, throw away, throw out
like (verb)
3.
to take pleasure in
SYNONIMS:
adore, delight (in), dig, fancy, get off (on), groove (on), like, love, rejoice (in), relish, revel (in), savor ( savour)
RELATED WORDS:
admire, appreciate, cherish, revere, venerate, worship; prize, treasure, value; devour, drink (in), eat (up), feast (on); dote (on), idolize; cotton (to), favor, prefer; indulge (in), luxuriate (in), wallow (in)
NEAR ANTONYMS:
abhor, abominate, detest, dislike, hate, loathe; condemn, despise, scorn
like (verb)
4.
to see fit
SYNONIMS:
like, please, want, will, wish
RELATED WORDS:
ache (for), covet, crave, desire, die (for), fancy, hanker (for), hunger (for), itch (for), long (for), lust (for after), pant (after), pine (for), repine (for), sigh (for), thirst (for), yearn (for); decide, determine, resolve
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