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Definition 1: a kind of person - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where like or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We'll not see his like again
  • I can't tolerate people of his ilk

Synonyms for like in the sense of this definition

(like is a kind of ...) a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality

"sculpture is a form of art" "what kinds of desserts are there?"

Definition 2: a similar kind - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where like or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • dogs, foxes, and the like
  • we don't want the likes of you around here

Synonyms for like in the sense of this definition

(like is a kind of ...) a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality

"sculpture is a form of art" "what kinds of desserts are there?"

Definition 3: feel about or towards; consider, evaluate, or regard - [verb of cognition]

Samples where like or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • How did you like the President's speech last night?

(like is a kind of ...) deem to be

"She views this quite differently from me" "I consider her to be shallow" "I don't see the situation quite as negatively as you do"

Definition 4: prefer or wish to do something - [verb of emotion]

Samples where like or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Do you care to try this dish?
  • Would you like to come along to the movies?

Synonyms for like in the sense of this definition

(like is a kind of ...) feel or have a desire for; want strongly

"I want to go home now" "I want my own room"

(... is a kind of like ) be the will of or have the will (to)

"he could do many things if he pleased"

Definition 5: be fond of - [verb of emotion]

Samples where like or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I like my nephews

Definition 6: find enjoyable or agreeable - [verb of emotion]

Samples where like or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I like jogging
  • She likes to read Russian novels

(... is a kind of like ) take a liking to

"cotton to something"

(... is a kind of like ) like better; value more highly

"Some people prefer camping to staying in hotels" "We prefer sleeping outside"

(... is a kind of like ) have a liking, fondness, or taste (for)

(... is a kind of like ) get pleasure from

"I love cooking"

(like implies ...) judge to be right or commendable; think well of

Definition 7: want to have - [verb of emotion]

Samples where like or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I'd like a beer now!

(like is a kind of ...) feel or have a desire for; want strongly

"I want to go home now" "I want my own room"

Definition 8: resembling or similar; having the same or some of the same characteristics; often used in combination - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where like or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for like in the sense of this definition

(like is similar to ...) of the same turn of mind

(like is similar to ...) resembling closely

"they have look-alike cars"

(like is similar to ...) of the same kind

"a locker that usually contained paper, ink, and suchlike equipment"

(means also ...) closely similar or comparable in kind or quality or quantity or degree

"curtains the same color as the walls" "two girls of the same age" "mother and son have the same blue eyes" "animals of the same species" "the same rules as before" "two boxes having the same dimensions" "the same day next year"

Definition 9: equal in amount or value - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where like or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • like amounts
  • equivalent amounts
  • the same amount
  • gave one six blows and the other a like number
  • the same number

Synonyms for like in the sense of this definition

(means also ...) having the same quantity, value, or measure as another

"on equal terms" "all men are equal before the law"

Definition 10: having the same or similar characteristics - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where like or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • all politicians are alike
  • they looked utterly alike
  • friends are generally alike in background and taste

Synonyms for like in the sense of this definition

(... are attributes of like) similarity in appearance or character or nature between persons or things

"man created God in his own likeness"

Definition 11: conforming in every respect - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where like or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • boxes with corresponding dimensions
  • the like period of the preceding year

Synonyms for like in the sense of this definition

(like is similar to ...) closely similar or comparable in kind or quality or quantity or degree

"curtains the same color as the walls" "two girls of the same age" "mother and son have the same blue eyes" "animals of the same species" "the same rules as before" "two boxes having the same dimensions" "the same day next year"

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