Definition of like noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    like

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//laɪk//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//laɪk//
     
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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 somebody/something that is considered as a type, especially one that is considered as good as somebody/something else She didn't want to associate with the likes of me.
  4. 4if something on a social networking service, news website, blog, etc. receives a like, it means that somebody has shown that they agree with it or think it is good by clicking a special button The band now has thousands of likes. See related entries: Social networking
  5. Word Originnoun sense 1 Old English līcian ‘be pleasing’, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch lijken. noun senses 2 to 3 Middle English: from Old Norse líkr; related to alike.Extra examples I let the apartment to students, backpackers and such like. They experienced a period of expansion the like of which the world had rarely seen. You’re not comparing like with like.
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