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  1. like
    IPA[līk]
  2. preposition

    • 1. having the same characteristics or qualities as; similar to:

      they were like brothers she looked nothing like Audrey Hepburn there were other suits like mine in the shop
      Synonym : similar to, the same as, identical to
    • 2. in the manner of; in the same way or to the same degree as:

      he was screaming like a banshee you must run like the wind
      Synonym : in the same way as, in the manner of, in the same manner as, in the same way that, in a similar way to, after the fashion of, along/on the lines of, as, tantamount to
    • 3. in a way appropriate to:

      students were angry at being treated like children
      Synonym : characteristic of, typical of, in character with
    • 4. such as one might expect from; characteristic of:

      just like you to put a damper on people's enjoyment
      Synonym : characteristic of, typical of, in character with
    • 5. used in questions to ask about the characteristics or nature of someone or something:

      what is it like to be a tuna fisherman? what's she like?
    • 6. used to draw attention to the nature of an action or event:

      I apologize for coming over unannounced like this why are you talking about me like that?
    • 7. such as; for example:

      the cautionary vision of works like
      Synonym : such as, for example, for instance, in particular, as, namely, viz.

    conjunction

    • 1. in the same way that; as:

      people who change countries like they change clothes
    • 2. as though; as if:

      I felt like I'd been kicked by a camel

    noun

    • 1. used with reference to a person or thing of the same kind as another:

      the quotations could be arranged to put like with like I know him—him and his like
    • 2. a thing or things of the same kind (often used to express surprise or for emphasis):

      did you ever hear the like? a church interior the like of which he had never seen before

    adjective

    • 1. (of a person or thing) having similar qualities or characteristics to another person or thing:

      I responded in like manner the grouping of children of like ability together
    • 2. (of a portrait or other image) having a faithful resemblance to the original:

      “Who painted the dog's picture? It's very like.”

    adverb

    • 1. used in speech as a meaningless filler or to signify the speaker's uncertainty about an expression just used:

      I was, like, so hyped up I couldn't go to sleep
    • 2. used to convey a person's reported attitude or feelings in the form of direct speech (whether or not representing an actual quotation):

      so she comes into the room and she's like “Where is everybody?”
    • 3. in the manner of:

      like as a ship with dreadful storm long tossed
    • verb

      find agreeable, enjoyable, or satisfactory:

      (in the context of social media) indicate one's approval of or support for (someone or something) by means of a particular icon or link:

    • noun

      the things one likes or prefers:

      (in the context of social media) an indication of approval of or support for someone or something, expressed by means of a particular icon or link:

    • combining form

      (added to nouns) similar to; characteristic of:
    • preposition

      having the same characteristics or qualities as; similar to:

      in the manner of; in the same way or to the same degree as:

    • conjunction

      in the same way that; as:

      as though; as if:

    • noun

      used with reference to a person or thing of the same kind as another:

      a thing or things of the same kind (often used to express surprise or for emphasis):

    • verb

      find agreeable, enjoyable, or satisfactory:

      (in the context of social media) indicate one's approval of or support for (someone or something) by means of a particular icon or link:

    • noun

      the things one likes or prefers:

      (in the context of social media) an indication of approval of or support for someone or something, expressed by means of a particular icon or link:

    • combining form

      (added to nouns) similar to; characteristic of:
    • very much (used for emphasis)

      used in ironic expressions of scorn or disagreement

    • an ironic exclamation of contradiction or disbelief in response to a statement

      vigorously or quickly

    • adjective

      having or producing a clear musical sound like that of a bell:

      shaped like a bell:

    • of that nature or in that manner

      with no preparation or introduction; instantly or effortlessly

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