• Something that a person likes (prefers).
  • An individual vote showing support for, or approval of, something posted on the Internet.
  • (sometimes as the likes of) Someone similar to a given person, or something similar to a given object; a comparative; a type; a sort.
  • The stroke that equalizes the number of strokes played by the opposing player or side.



  • Likely.
  • In a like or similar manner.


  • Used to place emphasis upon a statement.


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  • Verb from Middle English liken, from Old English līcian ("to please; be sufficient"), from Proto-West Germanic *līkēn, from Proto-Germanic *līkāną ("to please"), from Proto-Indo-European *leyg- ("image; likeness; similarity").
  • Cognate with Saterland Frisian liekje ("to be similar, resemble"), Dutch lijken ("to seem"), German Low German lieken ("to be like; resemble"), German gleichen ("to resemble"), Swedish lika ("to like; put up with; align with"), Norwegian like ("to like"), Icelandic líka ("to like").
  • Noun from Middle English like, from the verb Middle English liken.
  • Adjective from Middle English like, lyke, from Old English ġelīċ by shortening, influenced by Old Norse líkr, glíkr; both from Proto-Germanic *galīkaz. Related to alike; more distantly, with lich and -ly. Cognate with West Frisian like ("like; as"), Saterland Frisian gliek ("like"), Danish lig ("alike"), Dutch gelijk ("like, alike"), German gleich ("equal, like"), Icelandic líkur ("alike, like, similar"), Norwegian lik ("like, alike") Swedish lik ("like, similar")
  • Adverb from Middle English like, lyke, liche, lyche, from Old English ġelīċe and Old Norse líka; both from Proto-Germanic *galīkê, from Proto-Germanic *galīkaz.
  • Conjunction from Middle English like, lyke, lik, lyk, from the adverb Middle English like.
  • Preposition from Middle English like, lyke, liche, lyche, lijc, liih, from Middle English like and like.
  • From like and like.

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