like

Ⅰ.
like [1] PREPOSITION 1) similar to. 2) in the manner of. 3) in a way appropriate to. 4) in this manner. 5) such as. 6) used to ask about someone's or something's characteristics.
CONJUNCTION informal 1) in the same way that. 2) as though.
NOUN 1) a similar person or thing. 2) (the like) things of the same kind.
ADJECTIVE having similar characteristics to another.
ADVERB informal used in speech as a meaningless filler.
and the like — Cf. and the like
(as) like as not — Cf. ↑like as not
like so — Cf. ↑like so
USAGE When writing formal English it is unacceptable to use like to mean ‘as if’, as in he's behaving like he owns the place, and it is better to use as if or as though instead.
ORIGIN Old Norse; related to ALIKE(Cf. ↑alike).
Ⅱ.
like [2] VERB 1) find agreeable or satisfactory. 2) wish for; want.
NOUN (likes) the things one likes.
ORIGIN Old English, «be pleasing».

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