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Meaning of "like" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD LIKE

Shortened from Old English gelīc; compare Old Norse glīkr and līkr like.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF LIKE

like  [laɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF LIKE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Like can act as a noun, an adjective, an adverb, a preposition and a conjunction.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

The adverb is an invariable part of the sentence that can change, explain or simplify a verb or another adverb.

The preposition is an invariable grammatical category, that has no meaning itself and which serves to link or relate terms.

The conjunction is an invariable grammatical category used to join together words and sentences.

WHAT DOES LIKE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

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.

Definition of like in the English dictionary

The first definition of like in the dictionary is similar; resembling. Other definition of like is similar to; similarly to; in the manner of. Like is also used correlatively to express similarity in certain proverbs.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH LIKE


alike
əˈlaɪk
bike
baɪk
childlike
ˈtʃaɪldˌlaɪk
dislike
dɪsˈlaɪk
dyke
daɪk
hike
haɪk
like-for-like
ˌlaɪkfəˈlaɪk
likes
ˈlaɪk
mic
maɪk
mike
maɪk
motorbike
ˈməʊtəˌbaɪk
pike
paɪk
psych
saɪk
Reich
raɪk
spike
spaɪk
strike
straɪk
superbike
ˈsuːpəˌbaɪk
tike
taɪk
trike
traɪk
unlike
ʌnˈlaɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE LIKE

like a bat out of hell
like a bird
like a blue-arsed fly
like a bomb
like a cat on a hot tin roof
like a charm
like a dog´s dinner
like a dose of salts
like a fish out of water
like a headless chicken
like a house on fire
like a lamb to the slaughter
like a log
like a pakapoo ticket
like a shag on a rock
like a shot
like a ton of bricks
like anything
like billyo

WORDS THAT END LIKE LIKE

dike
dirt bike
feel like
homelike
human-like
hunger strike
kike
Klondike
ladylike
lifelike
lookalike
mountain bike
Nike
on your bike
road bike
summer-like
sunlike
the like
there´s nothing like
wandlike

Synonyms and antonyms of like in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «LIKE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «like» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of like

Translation of «like» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF LIKE

Find out the translation of like to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of like from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «like» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

如同
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

como
570 millions of speakers

English

like
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

जैसे
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مِثْلُ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

как
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

como
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

comme
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Seperti
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

wie
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

・・・のような
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

비슷한
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

seneng
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

giống
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

போன்ற
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

जसे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

sevmek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

come
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

jak
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

як
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ca
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σαν
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

soos
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

som
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

som
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of like

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «LIKE»

The term «like» is very widely used and occupies the 176 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Principal search tendencies and common uses of like
List of principal searches undertaken by users to access our English online dictionary and most widely used expressions with the word «like».

FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «LIKE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «like» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «like» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about like

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10 QUOTES WITH «LIKE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word like.
1
Michael Angarano
Sometimes you go into a waiting room, and the audition room is right there, and the walls are extremely thin. And you can hear every breath that they're saying. And you're used to that. So you go in, and you're like, 'Oh, whatever.'
2
Joan Armatrading
Classical, Romantic, and Baroque music, that's what I really like.
3
Usain Bolt
When people see your personality come out, they feel so good, like they actually know who you are.
4
Amanda Burton
I like to think I'm a listener, and I'm fascinated by observing people - I suppose you just lock that in.
5
Angela Carter
It's every woman's tragedy, that, after a certain age, she looks like a female impersonator. Mind you, we've known some lovely female impersonators, in our time.
6
Will Chase
I loved being on stage with heroes of mine, like Gregg Edelman and Jimmy Walton, and the lovely Chita Rivera and Stephanie J. Block.
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Stanley Clarke
I felt like I was trailblazing. And that's what I did.
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Bootsy Collins
But by us doing a lot on the road, we were able to afford things like videos on the tours, cartoons that we'd open up the shows with. We were doing that way back when and now it's the hippest thing to do. We're just coming back around, I guess trying to play catch-up.
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Chris Cornell
Children should always feel like the adults are living in this world to nurture them, to take care of them, to protect them from any bad thing that might come.
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Phil Daniels
I had a weimaraner for 11 years called China, and he was a great dog, a bit mad. They're massive, weimaraners; they've got big floppy ears. They look like a pointer, but they're liver-coloured.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «LIKE»

Discover the use of like in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to like and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
How to Read a Person Like a Book
Text and illustrations provide instructions on how to interpret the body language of others.
Gerard Nierenberg, Henry H. Calero, 1971
2
Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality
A popular minister recounts his zealous early life pursuit of the Christian life and his experiences of emptiness and spiritual detachment, tracing his quest to connect with a God he perceived as distant.
Donald Miller, 2012
3
Why Don't Students Like School: A Cognitive Scientist ...
This book offers you the research, and the arguments, that will help you become a more effective teacher." —Joe Riener, English teacher, Wilson High School, Washington, D.C. Why Don't Students Like School? now comes with online discussion ...
Daniel T. Willingham, 2009
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What Do You Do With a Tail Like This?
Explore the many amazing things animals can do with their ears, eyes, mouths, noses, feet, and tails in this interactive guessing book, beautifully illustrated in cut-paper collage, which was awarded a Caldecott Honor.
Steve Jenkins, Robin Page, 2009
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I Write what I Like: A Selection of His Writings
On 12th September 1977, Steve Biko was murdered in his prison cell. He was only 31, but his vision and charisma - captured in this collection of his work - had already transformed the agenda of South African politics.
Steve Biko, Aelred Stubbs, 1987
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Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being ...
The talk went viral, and its author dug deeper into his own ideas to create Steal Like an Artist, the book. The result is inspiring, hip, original, practical, and entertaining.
Austin Kleon, 2012
7
Black Like Me
Studs Terkel tells us in his Foreword to the definitive Griffin Estate Edition of Black Like Me: "This is a contemporary book, you bet.
John Howard Griffin, 2006
8
Lead Like Jesus
The author of One Minute Manager, one of the world's most popular management methods, introduces principles for effective leadership that focus on Jesus as a role model, aligning four internal and external domains--the heart, the head, the ...
Ken Blanchard, 2008
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Write Like this: Teaching Real-world Writing Through ...
Recognizing the importance that modeling plays in the learning process, high school English teacher Kelly Gallagher shares how he gets his students to stand next to and pay close attention to model writers, and how doing so elevates his ...
Kelly Gallagher, 2011
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What White Looks Like: African-American Philosophers on the ...
Heinrich Schenker: A Research and Information Guide is an annotated bibliography concerning both the nature of primary sources related to the composer and the scope and significance of the secondary sources which deal with him, his ...
George Yancy, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «LIKE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term like is used in the context of the following news items.
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How to Make Money Like a Millionaire | Money.com - Time
As her net worth continues to grow, Cohen has incorporated other cost saving measures, like remodeling her home instead of buying a new ... «TIME, Jul 15»
2
The Guilt-Free Superfood That Tastes Like Bacon | WNEP.com
Dulse, a red algae, grows quickly, is packed with nutrients but most importantly, tastes like bacon. Chris Langdon, a researcher at OSU's ... «wnep.com, Jul 15»
3
'It was, like, me or the shark': Surfer Mick Fanning describes attack …
The near-miraculous escape of champion surfer Mick Fanning, who found himself under attack by a shark on Sunday off the coast of South ... «New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV, Jul 15»
4
Western leaders have been treating Islamic extremism like 'Lord …
Islamic extremism has been treated like a “Lord Voldermort” taboo subject in Britain, counter-extremism experts have said ahead of David ... «The Independent, Jul 15»
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'Money Is Like Sex' And 24 Other Thought-Provoking Money Quotes …
“Money is like sex. It seems much more important if you don't have any.” – Charles Bukowski (The Hip Pocket Guide to Offbeat Wisdom.). «Forbes, Jul 15»
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We asked college basketball coaches if they like the rap music …
If you've ever wanted to get a first-hand look at what it's like for Coach K ... like Miles Bridges, Troy Brown, Jarred Vanderbilt and Gary Trent Jr. «SB Nation, Jul 15»
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Like it or not, Ohio is running for president in 2016 with John Kasich
COLUMBUS – “It's possible some day I could be president. I mean, it's hard to believe – for me, too. But it could happen.” John Kasich, Ohio's ... «Cincinnati.com, Jul 15»
8
Learn to code like it's the '90s with Berkshire Hathaway's normcore …
What elements on the page look like, and how they are placed. Both the '90s and current Berkshire sites have almost the exact same styles. «Quartz, Jul 15»
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Jedward's favourite TV: 'Scrubs was just, like, having fun in a …
We were recently in Sweden and one of our fans looked exactly like ... Like one where you're in an elevator in a skyscraper and you go on ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
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The Psychology Behind Why We Like, Share and Comment on …
If you're like the rest of us, you share your friends' posts often. You like, you comment, you interact like crazy on Facebook, sometimes all day, ... «Entrepreneur, Jul 15»

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