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Meaning of "likes" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF LIKES

likes  [ˈlaɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF LIKES

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Likes is a noun.
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.

WHAT DOES LIKES 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 likes in the English dictionary

The definition of likes in the dictionary is sb's likes someone's favourable feelings, desires, preferences, etc sb's likes and dislikes.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH LIKES


alike
əˈlaɪk
bird-like
ˈbɜːdˌlaɪk
childlike
ˈtʃaɪldˌlaɪk
dislike
dɪsˈlaɪk
godlike
ˈɡɒdˌlaɪk
homelike
ˈhəʊmˌlaɪk
human-like
ˈhjuːmənˌlaɪk
ladylike
ˈleɪdɪˌlaɪk
lifelike
ˈlaɪfˌlaɪk
like
laɪk
like-for-like
ˌlaɪkfəˈlaɪk
lookalike
ˈlʊkəˌlaɪk
soul-like
ˈsəʊlˌlaɪk
stone-like
ˈstəʊnˌlaɪk
suchlike
ˈsʌtʃˌlaɪk
summer-like
ˈsʌməˌlaɪk
sunlike
ˈsʌnˌlaɪk
unlike
ʌnˈlaɪk
virus-like
ˈvaɪərəsˌlaɪk
wandlike
ˈwɒndˌlaɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE LIKES

like sardines
like stink
like taking candy from a baby
like that
like the devil
like water off a duck´s back
like-for-like
like-minded
like-mindedly
like-mindedness
likeability
likeable
likeableness
likelihood
likeliness
likely
liken
likeness
liker
likewise

WORDS THAT END LIKE LIKES

ABS brakes
cylikes
dislikes
dukes
Fawkes
Great Lakes
high stakes
jakes
kylikes
Lakes
no great shakes
Parkes
raise the stakes
spikes
stakes
stokes
sweepstakes
wakes
Wilkes
yikes

Synonyms and antonyms of likes in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «LIKES»

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

Translation of «likes» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF LIKES

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

Translator English - Chinese

喜欢
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

gustos
570 millions of speakers

English

likes
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पसंद
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

أمثال
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

понравилось
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

gostos
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পছন্দ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

goûts
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Suka
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Gleichen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

好き
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

추천
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Seneng
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thích
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தோட்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

आवडी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

seviyor
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

calibro
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Likes
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

сподобалося
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

au apreciat
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Μου αρέσει
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Hou
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

gillar
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

liker
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of likes

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «LIKES»

The term «likes» is very widely used and occupies the 1.480 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «LIKES» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «likes» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «likes» 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 likes

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10 QUOTES WITH «LIKES»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word likes.
1
Jessica Alba
Living in L.A., everyone likes to mold you and change you. I don't care about fame, I don't care about being a celebrity. I know that's part of the job, but I don't feed into anyone's idea of who I should be.
2
Viswanathan Anand
Parents, first and foremost, it is important to... understand and recognise the activities your child is naturally gravitating towards. It's important also to ensure that your child likes what he or she is doing. I believe in exposing children to as many hobbies and extracurricular activities as possible.
3
Colin Angle
Hollywood likes to imagine robots as mechanical copies of ourselves - which is a terrible idea.
4
Ashraf Barhom
I'm a hybrid, from a cultural perspective, but I don't think in these terms. I'm more simple than that. I'm a mammal who will live 70 years, more or less, who believes in God and likes his life.
5
James M. Barrie
Every man who is high up likes to think that he has done it all himself, and the wife smiles and lets it go at that.
6
Paul Begala
If George W. Bush is given a second term, and retains a Republican Congress and a compliant federal judiciary, he and his allies are likely to embark on a campaign of political retribution the likes of which we haven't seen since Richard Nixon.
7
Dan Brown
I'm somebody who likes codes and ciphers and chases and artwork and architecture, and all the things you find in a Robert Langdon thriller.
8
Christo
Every artist in the world likes his or her work to make people think.
9
Chuck Close
I always thought that one of the reasons why a painter likes especially to have other painters look at his or her work is the shared experience of having pushed paint around.
10
Steve Cropper
I'm one of those guys who likes to piddle around in the garage and fix stuff.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «LIKES»

Discover the use of likes in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to likes and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
I Like Him, He Likes Her: Alice Alone; Simply Alice; ...
Find a Penny pick it up and all day long you’ll have good luck...except, of course, if that Penny is charming and pretty and funny, and the person picking her up just happens to be your boyfriend.
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, 2010
2
12 Sure Signs He Likes You: How To Know If A Guy Likes You
This book is for women who are interested in someone, but they are unsure of his feelings towards them.What makes this book different from other books is that the author describes signs that you can look for based upon the relatonship stage ...
Tammie Taylor, 2009
3
As She Likes It: Shakespeare's Unruly Women
Looks at the way five of the comedies have been staged over the last 50 years, asking how gender politics affects the production of the comedies, and how gender is represented, both in the text and on stage.
Penny Gay, 2002
4
Who Likes Rain?
Here is the second offering in Wong Herbert Yee’s charming seasonal quartet. The simple text and interactive question-and-answer format make this book perfect for reading aloud with preschoolers any time of the year.
Wong Herbert Yee, 2007
5
Ann Likes Red
Meet Ann, an independent little girl who knows what she likes. Everyone tries to persuade her to buy a blue dress, brown hat and tan sandals, but Ann likes red instead. Red! Red! Red!
Dorothy Z. Seymour, Dorothy Jane Mills, 2001
6
My Grandma Likes to Cook
A girl and her family enjoy the chicken dinner her grandmother has cooked for them.
Twin Sisters Productions, 2012
7
Dad Likes New Clothes
People like new clothes. What new clothes would you like?
Laura Verderosa, 2010
8
I Know Who Likes You
When Swimming Pool's mother insists she graduate from charm school or give up baseball, Ernie, who is the reluctant team manager, and Dusty, the catcher, pull together to help the team and their friend.
Doug Cooney, 2004
9
Bear Likes to Share
1 copy
Therese Shea, 2006
10
'No One Likes Us, We Don't Care': The Myth and Reality of ...
No One Likes Us, We Don't Care is the anthem of the most notorious fans in British football. In addition to the voices of the fans themselves, this book provides a rich and original account of the background and practices of Millwallism.
Garry Robson, 2000

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «LIKES»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term likes is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Day likes chances to win his 1st major - Times Union
St. Andrews, Scotland. Jason Day is tied for the lead after 54 holes of a major. Been there before. Yet, unlike at last month's U.S. Open, Day is ... «Albany Times Union, Jul 15»
2
A.J. Pierzynski 'likes,' 'respects,' screams at ex-teammate Lester …
A.J. Pierzynski 'likes,' 'respects,' screams at ex-teammate Lester. Written By Gordon Wittenmyer Posted: 07/19/2015, 06:27pm. Sign-up for Chicago Sun-Times ... «Chicago Sun-Times, Jul 15»
3
Robbo's likes and dislikes - Herald Sun
LIKES. 1. Adelaide v Port: What a game and what an after-match. A minute's applause for Phil Walsh seemed to get louder the longer it went. «Herald Sun, Jul 15»
4
Pan Am Fan of the Day: Evan Loney likes his sports
Hockey and soccer are also in the mix of sports he likes. When he gets older, Evan said he'll give weightlifting a try. Metroland Media Group ... «durhamregion.com, Jul 15»
5
Why Zerodha's Rangappa likes AIA Engg, Wonderla, Bajaj Auto …
Comparing his business model to that of low cost airlines, Karthik Rangappa, VP Research & Education Services of Zerodha.com offers his ... «Moneycontrol.com, Jul 15»
6
Chameleon likes popping bubbles - Chicago Tribune
This chameleon likes popping bubbles, frantically reaching her tiny webbed fingers into the air as her owner blows more her way. (Jukin Media). «Chicago Tribune, Jul 15»
7
Girls' Generation's Tiffany Likes And Comments On G-Dragon's …
Girls' Generation's Tiffany Likes And Comments On G-Dragon's Photo With Taeyang, Kwanghee. By Mickey Jamias | July 20, 2015 08:56 AM ... «KpopStarz, Jul 15»
8
Facebook's Video Platform for Brands & Publishers: iHeartRadio …
Facebook's Video Platform for Brands & Publishers: iHeartRadio Likes It, Do You? Written on: Jul 20, 2015; Author: Adotas |. Tweet ... «ADOTAS, Jul 15»
9
Cara Delevingne Likes Girls, Get Over It - HecklerSpray
For about as long as Cara Delevingne has been super famous, she's been primarily linked to women: Michelle Rodriguez, Kendall Jenner, and ... «hecklerspray, Jul 15»
10
Mark Hamill likes Amy Schumer's controversial Star Wars cover …
Star Wars actor Mark Hamill has tweeted his apparent approval of comedienne Amy Schumer's controversial GQ cover, in which she ... «New Zealand Herald, Jul 15»

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