HyperDic: like

English > 11 senses of the word like:
ADJECTIVEalllike, similarresembling or similar
alllike, sameequal in amount or value
alllike, alike, similarhaving the same or similar characteristics / characteristics
alllike, comparable, correspondingconforming in every respect
VERBemotionlike, wish, careprefer or wish to do something
emotionlikefind enjoyable or agreeable
emotionlikebe fond of
cognitionlikefeel about or towards
emotionlikewant to have
NOUNcognitionlike, the like, the likes ofa similar kind
cognitionlike, ilka kind of person
like > pronunciation
Soundslay'k
Rhymesalike ... wormlike: 58 rhymes with ayk...
English > like: 11 senses > adjective 1
Meaningresembling or similar; having the same or some of the same characteristics / 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"
  • "doglike devotion"
  • "a dreamlike quality"
Synonymsimilar
Narrowerlike-mindedOf the same turn of mind
look-alikeresembling closely
suchlikeOf the same kind
See alsosameClosely similar or comparable in kind or quality or quantity or degree
Oppositeunlikemarked by dissimilarity
Spanishparecido, semejante, similar
Catalansemblant
Nounslikenesssimilarity in appearance or character or nature between persons or things
English > like: 11 senses > adjective 2
MeaningEqual in amount or value.
Examples
  • "like amounts"
  • "gave one six blows and the other a like number"
Synonymsame
See alsoequalHaving the same quantity, value, or measure as another
Oppositeunlikenot equal in amount
Spanishequivalente, igual, mismo
Catalanequivalent, igual, mateix
English > like: 11 senses > adjective 3
MeaningHaving the same or similar characteristics / characteristics.
Examples
  • "all politicians are alike"
  • "they looked utterly alike"
  • "friends are generally alike in background and taste"
Synonymsalike, similar
Attribute oflikeness, alikeness, similitudesimilarity in appearance or character or nature between persons or things
Oppositeunalike, dissimilarnot alike or similar
Spanishigual, parecida, parecido, semejante, similar
Catalanigual, semblant, similar
Nounslikenesssimilarity in appearance or character or nature between persons or things
English > like: 11 senses > adjective 4
Meaningconforming in every respect.
Example "the like period of the preceding year"
Synonymscomparable, corresponding
BroadersameClosely similar or comparable in kind or quality or quantity or degree
Spanishcomparable, correspondiente, equivalente, homólogo
Catalancomparable, corresponent, equivalent, homòleg
Nounslikenesssimilarity in appearance or character or nature between persons or things
English > like: 11 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningA similar kind.
Example"dogs, foxes, and the like", "we don't want the likes of you around here"
Synonymsthe like, the likes of
Broaderkind, sort, form, varietyA category of things distinguished by some common characteristic / characteristic or quality
Spanishsemejante
English > like: 11 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningA kind of person.
Example"We'll not see his like again"
Synonymilk
Broaderkind, sort, form, varietyA category of things distinguished by some common characteristic / characteristic or quality
Spanishclase, índole
Catalanclasse
English > like: 11 senses > verb 1, emotion
Meaningprefer or wish to do something.
PatternSomebody ----s to INFINITIVE
ModelThey like him to write the letter
Example "Would you like to come along to the movies?"
Synonymswish, care
NarrowerpleaseBe the will of or have the will (to)
Broaderdesire, wantFeel or have a desire for
Spanishaspirar, gustar
Catalanaspirar
English > like: 11 senses > verb 2, emotion
MeaningFind enjoyable or agreeable.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE; Somebody ----s VERB-ing
ModelSam and Sue like the movie
Examples
  • "I like jogging"
  • "She likes to read Russian novels"
Entailsapprovejudge to be right or commendable
Caused byplease, delightGive pleasure to or be pleasing to
Entailed byenjoy, bask, relish, savor, savourderive or receive pleasure from
fancy, go for, take toHave a fancy or particular liking or desire for
Narrowercare forHave a liking, fondness, or taste (for)
cottonTake a liking to
love, enjoyGet pleasure from
preferlike better / better
OppositedislikeHave or feel a dislike or distaste for
Spanishagradar, disfrutar, gustar
Catalanagradar
English > like: 11 senses > verb 3, emotion
MeaningBe fond of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
ModelSam cannot like Sue
Example"I like my nephews"
Caused byplease, delightGive pleasure to or be pleasing to
Spanishgustar
Catalanagradar
Adjectiveslikable, likeableeasy to like
likeable, likable(of characters in literature or drama) evoking empathic or sympathetic feelings
English > like: 11 senses > verb 4, cognition
MeaningFeel about or towards; consider, evaluate, or regard.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"How did you like the President's speech last night?"
Broadersee, consider, reckon, view, regarddeem to be
English > like: 11 senses > verb 5, emotion
MeaningWant to have.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"I'd like a beer now!"
Broaderdesire, wantFeel or have a desire for

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