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Like appears in many tongue twisters:

  • No nose knows like a gnome's nose knows.
  • Little Mike left his bike like Tike at Spike's.
  • Lenny Lou leopard led leprechauns leaping like lemmings.
    (by Brian & Grace McKeon)
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Like appears in the following pangrams (sentences using every letter of the alphabet at least once):

  • Pangrams have subjects like "dewy fox quiz". (35 letters)
  • Why did Max become eloquent over a zany gift like judhpurs? (48 letters)
  • Jelly-like above the high wire, six quaking pachyderms kept the climax of the extravaganza in a dazzling state of flux. (97 letters)
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Like appears in many palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Derek, I like red!
  • Did Joe kill like O.J. did?
  • Won’t one race we kill appal like we care not now?
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Usage statistics for the verb like:

spoken English77.64%written English22.36% conversational speech61.76%task-oriented speech38.24%
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Like is sometimes a misspelling of lick, liked or likes.

The word like is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the adjective like

What does like mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: liker | likest

  1. resembling or similar; having the same or some of the same characteristics; often used in combination
    • examples: 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
    • synonym of like: similar
    • antonym of like: unlike
    • similar: like-minded; look-alike; suchlike
    • see also: same
  2. equal in amount or value
    • examples: like amounts | gave one six blows and the other a like number
    • synonym of like: same
    • antonym of like: unlike
    • see also: equal
  3. having the same or similar characteristics
  4. conforming in every respect

Alternative definition of the adjective like

adjective

  1. See similar.

Definition of the adverb like

What does like mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?

adverb

  1. [informal] for example, such as: to introduce an example or list of examples

Definition of the noun like

What does like mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: likes

  1. a similar kind
    • examples: dogs, foxes, and the like | we don't want the likes of you around here
    • lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
    • synonyms of like: the like / the likes of
    • more generic words: form / kind / sort / variety = a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality
  2. a kind of person
    • example: We'll not see his like again
    • lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
    • synonym of like: ilk
    • more generic words: form / kind / sort / variety = a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality

Alternative definition of the noun like

noun

  1. [context: usually plural] Something that a person likes (prefers).
  2. (sometimes as 'the likes of') Someone similar to a given person, or something similar to a given object; a comparative; a type; a sort.

Definition of the verb like

What does like mean as a doing word?

Like is one of the top 50 most common verbs. It is used mostly in speech, being one of the top 50 most common verbs in spoken English.View more statistics!

verb - inflections: liked | liking | likes

  1. prefer or wish to do something
    • examples: Would you like to come along to the movies? | They like him to write the letter
    • lexical domain: Emotions - verbs of feeling
    • synonyms of like: care / wish
    • more generic words: desire / want = feel or have a desire for
    • more specific word: please = be the will of or have the will
  2. find enjoyable or agreeable
    • examples: I like jogging | She likes to read Russian novels | Sam and Sue like the movie
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Experiencer - being] [Verb] [Predicate] in [Theme]I admired the honesty in him
      [Experiencer - being] [Verb] [Theme] for [Predicate]I admired him for his honesty
      [Experiencer - being] [Verb] [Theme]The tourists admired the paintings
      [Experiencer - being] [Verb] [Theme, subject control with -ing]I loved writing
      [Experiencer - being] [Verb] [Theme, possessive with -ing]I loved him writing novels
      [Experiencer - being] [Verb] [Theme, subject control with infinitive]I loved to write
      [Experiencer - being] [Verb] [Theme, that-complement clause]The children liked that the clown had a red nose

      Verbs of Psychological State (with the same syntax): despise, detest, disdain, dislike, enjoy, fear, hate, love, regret.

    • lexical domain: Emotions - verbs of feeling
    • antonym: dislike
    • more specific terms:
    • entailment: approve = judge to be right or commendable
  3. be fond of
    • examples: I like my nephews | Sam cannot like Sue
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 2
    • lexical domain: Emotions - verbs of feeling
  4. feel about or towards; consider, evaluate, or regard
    • example: How did you like the President's speech last night?
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • more generic words: consider / reckon / regard / see / view = deem to be
  5. want to have
    • example: I'd like a beer now!
    • lexical domain: Emotions - verbs of feeling
    • more generic words: desire / want = feel or have a desire for

Alternative definition of the verb like

verb

  1. [transitive, archaic] To please.
  2. To enjoy, be pleased by; favor; be in favor of.
  3. [obsolete] To derive pleasure of, by or with someone or something.
  4. To prefer and maintain (an action) as a regular habit or activity.
  5. To find attractive; to prefer the company of; to have mild romantic feelings for.

Other definitions of like

What does like also mean?

conjunction

  1. As if; as though.

interjection

  1. [Liverpool, Geordie] Used to place emphasis upon a statement.

particle

  1. [colloquial, obsolete, current in Scots] [A delayed filler.]
  2. [colloquial] [A mild intensifier.]
  3. [colloquial] [indicating approximation or uncertainty]
  4. [colloquial, slang] [When preceded by any form of the verb 'to be', used to mean “to say” or “to think”; used to precede an approximate quotation or paraphrase.]

preposition

  1. Somewhat similar to, reminiscent of.

Business

Like is a publisher.

  • also known as Like Kustannus Oy
  • official website: www.like.fi

Person

Who is Like?

Like is a member of the group, Pac Div.

  • profession: Rapper, musician
  • member of musical group Pac Div (Vocals) since
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Writings

"Like" is the debut novel by Scottish author Ali Smith, first published in 1997 in the UK by Virago and in the following year in the US by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, it draws much from Ali Smith's own life growing up Inverness and then moving to Cambridge as a student.

  • language: English Language
  • released in (18 years ago)

Music

  1. "Like" is a composition.
  2. "Like" a.k.a. "Like..." is a musical album of Future 3.
    • released in (14 years ago)
  3. "Like" is a musical single of Roma Acorn.
    • released in
  4. "LIKE" is a musical album of Standing Egg.
    • released on
  5. "Like" a.k.a. "#Like!" is a musical single of Cokelat.
    • released on

Miscellanea

  1. Like: In the English language, the word like has a very flexible range of uses, ranging from conventional to non-standard. It can be used as a noun, verb, adverb, adjective, preposition, particle, conjunction, hedge, filler, and quotative.
  2. Like a.k.a. Like.com is the first true visual search engine, where the contents of photos are used to search and retrieve similar items. Like.

Phrases with Like

Phrases starting with the word Like:

  1. Like As
  2. Like So
  3. Like Ass
  4. like fun
  5. like mad
  6. like new
  7. like sin

Phrases ending with the word Like:

  1. -LIKE
  2. Be Like
  3. to like
  4. ear-like
  5. Eel-Like
  6. gum-like
  7. Net-Like
  8. saw-like
  9. the like
  10. baby-like
  11. belt-like
  12. bull-like
  13. cell-like

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Like

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Google previewSimiles Dictionary (2013)

by Elyse Sommer

glimmered like a shower of diamonds in the broken moonlight —Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu Glimmer like glow worms twinkling through the shade —Sir Walter Scott Glimmer, ...

Google previewThe Cleaning Encyclopedia (2009)

Your A-to-Z Illustrated Guide to Cleaning Like the Pros by Don Aslett

Your A-to-Z Illustrated Guide to Cleaning Like the Pros Don Aslett. BEFORE YOU START TO CLEAN P 7 have, the color of your pets, and even the shade of your local soil; it will lighten your cleaning load. Who wants to spend a lifetime picking ...

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Usage statistics about like

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the verb like:

spoken English77.64%written English22.36% conversational speech61.76%task-oriented speech38.24% imaginative writing78.1%informational writing21.9%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun like:

ilklike

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb like:

carewishlike

Comparison of usage frequency between the verb like and its most common antonym:

dislikelike

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Quotes about Like

I just happen to like the work. I like preparing for a role. I like reading. I like analyzing. I like literature. I like emotions. I like working with other actors. (Elle Macpherson)
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Scrabble value of L1I1K5E1

The value of this 4-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of LIKE

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