'to like' UK US
  • NomPLlikesSUF-like
    1. (chiefly in the plural) Something that a person likes (prefers).
      1. Tell me your likes and dislikes.
    2. (Internet) The act of showing support for, or approval of, something posted on the Internet by marking it with a vote.
      1. (sometimes as the likes of) Someone similar to a given person, or something similar to a given object; a comparative; a type; a sort.
        1. (golf) The stroke that equalizes the number of strokes played by the opposing player or side.
          1. to play the like
      2. VerbeSGlikesPRlikingPT, PPliked
        1. VT (archaic) To please.
          1. To enjoy, be pleased by; favor; be in favor of.
            1. I like hamburgers;  I like skiing in winter;  I like the Seattle Mariners this season
          2. OBS To derive pleasure of, by or with someone or something.
            1. To prefer and maintain (an action) as a regular habit or activity.
              1. I like to go to the dentist every six months;  She likes to keep herself physically fit;  we like to keep one around the office just in case
            2. OBS To have an appearance or expression; to look; to seem to be (in a specified condition).
              1. (archaic) To come near; to avoid with difficulty; to escape narrowly.
                1. He liked to have been too late. ‎
              2. To find attractive; to prefer the company of; to have mild romantic feelings for.
                1. I really like Sandra but don't know how to tell her. ‎
              3. OBS To liken; to compare.
                1. (Internet) VT To show support for, or approval of, something posted on the Internet by marking it with a vote.
                  1. I liked my friend's last status on Facebook. ‎
                  2. I can't stand Bloggs' tomato ketchup, but I liked it on Facebook so I could enter a competition. ‎
              4. AdjectifCOMmore likeCOMlikerSUPmost likeSUPlikest
                1. Similar.
                  1. My partner and I have like minds. ‎
                2. OBS likely; probable.
                3. AdverbeCOMmore likeCOMlikerSUPmost likeSUPlikest
                  1. INF For example, such as: to introduce an example or list of examples.
                    1. Sunning himself on the board steps, I saw for the first time Mr. Farquhar Fenelon Cooke. He was dressed out in broad gaiters and bright tweeds, like an English tourist, and his face might have belonged to Dagon, idol of the Philistines.
                  2. (archaic) COL Likely.
                    1. OBS In a like or similar manner.
                    2. Conjonction
                      1. COL as, the way.
                        1. 1966, Advertising slogan for Winston cigarettes
                        2. Winston tastes good like a cigarette should
                        3. 1978, "Do Unto Others" by Bob Dylan
                        4. But if you do right to me, baby I’ll do right to you, too Ya got to do unto others Like you’d have them, like you’d have them, do unto you
                      2. as if; as though.
                        1. It looks like you've finished the project.
                        2. It seemed like you didn't care.
                    3. Préposition
                      1. Similar to, reminiscent of.
                        1. These hamburgers taste like leather. ‎
                    4. Interjection
                      1. (Liverpudlian, Geordie) Used to place emphasis upon a statement.
                        1. divint ye knaa, like?
                    5. Particule
                      1. COL (Scotland, Geordie, Teesside, Scouse) A delayed filler.
                        1. He was so angry, like.
                      2. COL A mild intensifier.
                        1. She was, like, sooooo happy.
                      3. COL indicating approximation or uncertainty.
                        1. There were, like, twenty of them.
                        2. And then he, like, got all angry and left the room.
                      4. COL SLA When preceded by any form of the verb to be, used to mean “to say” or “to think”; used to precede an approximate quotation or paraphrase.
                        1. I was like, “Why did you do that?” and he's like, “I don't know.”
                    6. Plus d'exemples
                      1. Utilisé au milieu de la phrase
                        • Although more gracile, it is clearly homologous to the orbitocerebral vein that is present in some sauropods like Diplodocus longus ([42 ]: fig. 6.9) and Camarasaurus lentus ([42 ]: fig. 6.8).
                        • Getting information from him is like pulling teeth.
                        • Never be a stinker, because if you are, though you may flourish for a time like a green bay tree, sooner or later retribution will overtake you.
                      2. Utilisé au début de la phrase
                        • Like the spores of other bacteria, when compared to vegetative cells, akinetes are more resistant to environmental stresses.
                        • Like C. S. Lewis's Narnia, the southwest tip of Michigan is an accessible escapeland, just an hour and a half from the city yet worlds apart.
                        • Like the tourist and the pilgrim, the spa-goer becomes the heroine of her own adventure: her growth and self-mastery consist of dominating the flesh.
                      3. Utilisé dans la fin de la phrase
                        • That's just my two penn’orth; you can believe what you like.
                        • That's just my two pennies' worth; you can believe what you like.
                        • You can send away for a brochure about this hotel, if you like.

                    Meaning of like for the defined word.

                    Grammaticalement, ce mot "like" est un adjectif. C'est aussi un adverbe. C'est aussi un conjonction. C'est aussi un interjection. C'est aussi un nom, plus spécifiquement, un noms dénombrable. C'est aussi un particule. C'est aussi un préposition. C'est aussi un verbe, plus spécifiquement, un verbes transitif.
                    • Partie du discours Hiérarchie
                      1. Adjectifs
                        • Adverbes
                          • Conjonctions
                            • Interjections
                              • Noms
                                • Noms Dénombrable
                                • Particules
                                  • Prépositions
                                    • Verbes
                                      • Verbes transitifs
                                    Difficulté: Niveau 1
                                    Facile     ➨     Difficile
                                    Définition: Niveau 9
                                    Précis    ➨     Polyvalent
                                    Liens Connexes:
                                    1. fr like
                                    2. en likely
                                    3. en liked
                                    4. en likewise
                                    5. en likes