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Like \Like\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Liked (l[imac]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. Liking.] [OE. liken to please, AS. l[=i]cian, gel[=i]cian, fr. gel[=i]c. See Like, a.]

  1. To suit; to please; to be agreeable to. [Obs.]

    Cornwall him liked best, therefore he chose there.
    --R. of Gloucester.

    I willingly confess that it likes me much better when I find virtue in a fair lodging than when I am bound to seek it in an ill-favored creature.
    --Sir P. Sidney.

  2. To be pleased with in a moderate degree; to approve; to take satisfaction in; to enjoy.

    He proceeded from looking to liking, and from liking to loving.
    --Sir P. Sidney.

  3. To liken; to compare. [Obs.]

    Like me to the peasant boys of France.


vb. (en-past of: like)


adj. found pleasant or attractive; often used as a combining form; "a well-liked teacher" [ant: disliked]

Usage examples of "liked".

Maxil always felt more at ease with her than with me although I know he liked me.

Let those who liked that sort of semi-existence, regimented, regulated, restricted, have it.

She had had to endure the same tiny quarters as any other beginner in what she liked to call Diplodep.

The billyJOATs and nanny-JOATs, as they liked to call themselves, unofficially, of course, were now gleefully engaged in a loud argument about the best way to set up barrier screens against pests.

Once again she was alone on Doona withoul Ken: she hadn't liked it the first time it had happened twenty-five years ago and she didn't like it now.

The riders skirted the edge of the bright green patches of bog hoping that by staying close to trees which their fathers instructed them liked "to keep their toes dry,” they would be able to stay out of the clutch of quickmud.

Not even seasoned horses liked a snake twining up their legs so most were also lashing out, fore and hind.

HE USED HIS FINGERS instead of the brush because he liked the feel of paint.

He would have liked to wipe the con temptuous smile from Beterli's face, but the guy didn't fight fair even when a wingsecond was watching.

He knew better than to shake hands unless a Talented offered but it was obvious to Daffyd, who liked Pennstrak, that the man wanted somehow to convey his personal distress over this incident.

Varian held the firm opinion that all species liked to be noticed, whether or not the language could be understood.

Lunzie liked Laren, so she ceded him her own bedroom without a qualm, and moved her few belongings to Tee's.

They chose a two-dimensional painting by a university artist and a couple of handsome holograph prints that they both liked, and Lunzie purchased them, refusing to let Tee see the prices.

She liked the lively, curly-haired girl who was unable to sit still for more than a few minutes.

She knew why he came here: senior Fleet NCOs liked the place, and he wanted to show her off to his friends.