Like

Adjective

  • (obsolete) likely; probable
  • Similar.

    "My partner and I have like minds."

Adverb

  • (informal) For example, such as: to introduce an example or list of examples.

    "There are lots of birds, like ducks and gulls, in this park."

  • (obsolete) In a like or similar manner.
  • (archaic, colloquial) Likely.

Conjunction

  • (colloquial) as, the way

    "I’ll do right to you, too"

  • as if; as though

    "It looks like you've finished the project."

  • (colloquial) as, the way

    "1966, Advertising slogan for Winston cigarettesWinston tastes good like a cigarette should1978, "Do Unto Others" by Bob DylanBut if you do right to me, baby"

  • "Like you’d have them, like you’d have them, do unto you"

    "Ya got to do unto others"

  • as if; as though

    "It seemed like you didn't care."

Interjection

  • (Liverpudlian, Geordie) Used to place emphasis upon a statement.

    "divint ye knaa, like?"

Noun

  • (sometimes as the likes of) Someone similar to a given person, or something similar to a given object; a comparative; a type; a sort.

    "It was something the likes of which I had never seen before."

  • (Internet) The act of showing support for, or approval of, something posted on the Internet by marking it with a vote.
  • (sometimes as the likes of) Someone similar to a given person, or something similar to a given object; a comparative; a type; a sort.

    "There were bowls full of sweets, chocolates and the like."

  • (chiefly in the plural) Something that a person likes (prefers).

    "Tell me your likes and dislikes."

  • (golf) The stroke that equalizes the number of strokes played by the opposing player or side.

    "to play the like"

Particle

  • (colloquial, obsolete, current in Scots) A delayed filler.

    "He was so angry, like."

  • (colloquial) indicating approximation or uncertainty

    "And then he, like, got all angry and left the room."

  • "There were, like, twenty of them."

  • (colloquial) A mild intensifier.

    "She was, like, sooooo happy."

  • (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.

    "I was like, “Why did you do that?” and he's like, “I don't know.”"

Preposition

  • Similar to, reminiscent of.

    "These hamburgers taste like leather."

Verb

  • (obsolete) To derive pleasure of, by or with someone or something.
  • (archaic) To come near; to avoid with difficulty; to escape narrowly.

    "He liked to have been too late."

  • (Internet, transitive) To show support for, or approval of, something posted on the Internet by marking it with a vote.

    "I liked my friend's last status on Facebook."

  • To enjoy, be pleased by; favor; be in favor of.

    "I like hamburgers;  I like skiing in winter;  I like the Seattle Mariners this season"

  • (obsolete) To have an appearance or expression; to look; to seem to be (in a specified condition).
  • (obsolete) To liken; to compare.
  • (transitive, archaic) To please.
  • To prefer and maintain (an action) as a regular habit or activity.

    "I like to go to the dentist every six months;  She likes to keep herself physically fit;  we like to keep one around the office just in case"

  • To find attractive; to prefer the company of; to have mild romantic feelings for.

    "I really like Sandra but don't know how to tell her."

  • (Internet, transitive) To show support for, or approval of, something posted on the Internet by marking it with a vote.

    "I can't stand Bloggs' tomato ketchup, but I liked it on Facebook so I could enter a competition."

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