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Meaning & Definition of Like in English

English

Like

/laɪk/

noun

1. A similar kind

  • "Dogs, foxes, and the like", "we don't want the likes of you around here"
    synonym:
  • like
  • ,
  • the like
  • ,
  • the likes of

2. A kind of person

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

verb

1. Prefer or wish to do something

  • "Do you care to try this dish?"
  • "Would you like to come along to the movies?"
    synonym:
  • wish
  • ,
  • care
  • ,
  • like

2. Find enjoyable or agreeable

  • "I like jogging"
  • "She likes to read russian novels"
    synonym:
  • like

3. Be fond of

  • "I like my nephews"
    synonym:
  • like

4. Feel about or towards

  • Consider, evaluate, or regard
  • "How did you like the president's speech last night?"
    synonym:
  • like

5. Want to have

  • "I'd like a beer now!"
    synonym:
  • like

adjective

1. Resembling or similar

  • Having the same or some of the same characteristics
  • Often used in combination
  • "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"
    synonym:
  • like
  • ,
  • similar

2. Equal in amount or value

  • "Like amounts"
  • "Equivalent amounts"
  • "The same amount"
  • "Gave one six blows and the other a like number"
  • "The same number"
    synonym:
  • like
  • ,
  • same

3. Having the same or similar characteristics

  • "All politicians are alike"
  • "They looked utterly alike"
  • "Friends are generally alike in background and taste"
    synonym:
  • alike(p)
  • ,
  • similar
  • ,
  • like

4. Conforming in every respect

  • "Boxes with corresponding dimensions"
  • "The like period of the preceding year"
    synonym:
  • comparable
  • ,
  • corresponding
  • ,
  • like

Examples of using

Which one would you like?
What would you like to eat?
Would you like some coffee?