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Definition of like noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1likes [plural] the things that you like We all have different likes and dislikes.
  2. 2[singular] a person or thing that is similar to another jazz, rock,and the like (= similar types of music) a man whose like we shall not see again You're not comparing like with like.
  3. 3the likes of somebody/something (informal) used to refer to someone or something that is considered as a type, especially one that is considered as good as someone or something else She didn't want to associate with the likes of me.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: like