Like \Like\ (l[imac]k), a. [Compar. Liker (l[imac]k"[~e]r); superl. Likest.] [OE. lik, ilik, gelic, AS. gel[imac]c, fr. pref. ge- + l[imac]c body, and orig. meaning, having the same body, shape, or appearance, and hence, like; akin to OS. gil[imac]k, D. gelijk, G. gleich, OHG. gil[imac]h, Icel. l[imac]kr, gl[imac]kr, Dan. lig, Sw. lik, Goth. galeiks, OS. lik body, D. lijk, G. leiche, Icel. l[imac]k, Sw. lik, Goth. leik. The English adverbial ending-ly is from the same adjective. Cf. Each, Such, Which.]
1. Having the same, or nearly the same, appearance, qualities, or characteristics; resembling; similar to; similar; alike; -- often with in and the particulars of the resemblance; as, they are like each other in features, complexion, and many traits of character.
2. Equal, or nearly equal; as, fields of like extent.
3. Having probability; affording probability; probable; likely.
4. Inclined toward; disposed to; as, to feel like taking a
Like \Like\, n.
1. That which is equal or similar to another; the counterpart; an exact resemblance; a copy.
2. A liking; a preference; inclination; -- usually in pl.; as, we all have likes and dislikes.
3. (Golf) The stroke which equalizes the number of strokes played by the opposing player or side; as, to play the
Like \Like\, adv. [AS. gel[imac]ce. See Like, a.]
1. In a manner like that of; in a manner similar to; as, do not act like him.
2. In a like or similar manner. --Shak.
3. Likely; probably. "Like enough it will." --Shak.
1. To suit; to please; to be agreeable to. [Obs.]
2. To be pleased with in a moderate degree; to approve; to take satisfaction in; to enjoy.
3. To liken; to compare. [Obs.]
Like \Like\ (l[imac]k), v. i.
1. To be pleased; to choose.
2. To have an appearance or expression; to look; to seem to be (in a specified condition). [Obs.]
3. To come near; to avoid with difficulty; to escape narrowly; as, he liked to have been too late. Cf. Had like, under Like, a. [Colloq.]