What is the meaning of like?


  • A similar kind.
    • usage: "dogs, foxes, and the like, "we don't want the likes of you around here"
  • A kind of person.
    • usage: "We'll not see his like again"; "I can't tolerate people of his ilk"


  • Prefer or wish to do something.
    • usage: "Do you care to try this dish"; "Would you like to come along to the movies"
  • Find enjoyable or agreeable.
    • usage: "I like jogging"; "She likes to read Russian novels"
  • Be fond of.
    • usage: "I like my nephews"
  • Feel about or towards; consider, evaluate, or regard.
    • usage: "How did you like the President's speech last night"
  • Want to have.
    • usage: "I'd like a beer now"


  • Resembling or similar; having the same or some of the same characteristics; often used in combination.
    • usage: "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"
  • Equal in amount or value.
    • usage: "like amounts"; "equivalent amounts"; "the same amount"; "gave one six blows and the other a like number"; "the same number"
  • Having the same or similar characteristics.
    • usage: "all politicians are alike"; "they looked utterly alike"; "friends are generally alike in background and taste"
  • Conforming in every respect.
    • usage: "boxes with corresponding dimensions"; "the like period of the preceding year"
|8 years ago|1.2k views|share |citing 
APAWordNet. (2010). like. Retrieved April 23, 2019, from http://smartdefine.org/like/definitions/1177582
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "like" http://smartdefine.org/like/definitions/1177582 (accessed April 23, 2019).
HarvardWordNet 2010, like, Smart Define, viewed 23 April, 2019, <http://smartdefine.org/like/definitions/1177582>.
MLAWordNet. "like" 23 October 2010. Web. 23 April 2019. <http://smartdefine.org/like/definitions/1177582>
{ class="autoclick" }next definition (/)