Definition: 'Like'

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  • Length: 4 characters
  • Syllables: 1

Results for word: like

Lexical Information:
  • SUCH AS means 'for example'
  • One of the 220 words in the Dolch high frequency list
  • One of the 850 words in Basic English
  • In the top 2,000 words in the Brown Corpus
  • This is a core verb in the BLC (Business Letter Corpus)
  • Common word- this is one of the thousand words most frequently used in English.
  • This is used in the dialect of Cumbria, England
  • A list of about 3,000 words defined as easy for the Dale-Chall Readability Formula
Grammatical Information:
  • Stative Verb
  • Transitive Verb
  • A verb describes an action or a state
Usage Notes:
  • We use AS IF rather than LIKE before a verb.
Spelling Notes:
  • It's not an imprisonable offence to use LIKE with a verb, although many would prefer AS IF
Other Comments:
  • Examiners love it!!
  • AS on its own isn't used with the meaning 'for example'
  • In gap-filling exercises, if you're looking for one word meaning 'for example' use LIKE

Related Glossary Definitions:

Sportsmanlike;  Unsportsmanlike behaviour

Dictionary Definitions

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Similar Words (using 'like' as word stem):

Prefix + 'like'

aguelike, airlike, alike, antlike, apelike, apronlike, arclike, armlike, asslike, auntlike, axlike, balloonlike, balmlike, barnlike, basketlike, batlike, beadlike, beaklike, beamlike, beanlike, bearlike, bedlike, beelike, belike, berrylike, biblike, birdlike, boatlike, bowerlike, bowlike, bowllike, boxlike, branchlike, brushlike, budlike, bulletlike, bushlike, businesslike, calflike, canvaslike, catlike, cavelike, chainlike, chalklike, chameleonlike, childlike, christlike, clawlike, claylike, clocklike, cloudlike, clumplike, cocklike, comblike, cordlike, corklike, cormlike, craterlike, creamlike, cultlike, cuplike, dawnlike, deathlike, deerlike, disclike, dishlike, disklike, dislike, doglike, domelike, dovelike, dreamlike, drumlike, dunelike, dustlike, earlike, eellike, elflike, eosinlike, epiclike, eyelike, fairylike, fanglike, fanlike, fatlike, faunlike, fawnlike, feltlike, fencelike, fernlike, fiendlike, finlike, fishlike, flamelike, flintlike, flowerlike, flutelike, foamlike, folklike, footlike, forklike, fossillike, foxlike, fringelike, froglike, frostlike, fruitlike, fuguelike, fumelike, gamelike, gardenlike, garnetlike, gatelike, gazellelike, gemlike, gentlemanlike, gentlewomanlike, ghostlike, giantlike, gilllike, gipsylike, gladelike, glandlike, glasslike, glenlike, globelike, glovelike, gluelike, glumelike, gnatlike, gnomelike, goadlike, goatlike, godlike, gonglike, gourdlike, grapelike, grasslike, groovelike, grouselike, guardlike, gulflike, gumlike, gutlike, haglike, hairlike, halolike, handlike, harelike, hatchetlike, hatlike, hawklike, headlike, heathlike, hemplike, henlike, herblike, herdlike, hiplike, hivelike, hoblike, hoelike, hoglike, homelike, hoodlike, hooflike, hooklike, hooplike, hornlike, horselike, humplike, husbandlike, husklike, hutlike, hymnlike, icelike, inklike, insectlike, ironlike, ivylike, jadelike, jawlike, jazzlike, jellylike, jetlike, judgelike, kidlike, kinglike, kitelike, knifelike, knoblike, knotlike, lacelike, ladylike, lakelike, lamblike, lardlike, lathlike, lavalike, lawlike, lawyerlike, leaflike, leechlike, leglike, lifelike, lilylike, linelike, lionlike, liplike, loftlike, lookalike, lordlike, lynxlike, machinelike, maidenlike, manlike, maplike, marshlike, masklike, mastlike, mazelike, mislike, moatlike, moonlike, mosslike, motherlike, mothlike, necklike, needlelike, nestlike, netlike, niblike, nightlike, nooklike, noselike, novalike, nunlike, nutlike, nymphlike, oaklike, oarlike, oatlike, ovenlike, owllike, palmlike, parklike, peaklike, pealike, peglike, phantomlike, piglike, pinelike, pipelike, playlike, plumlike, podlike, poetlike, popelike, potlike, princelike, proselike, pumplike, puslike, pusslike, quaylike, queenlike, rashlike, ratlike, raylike, reedlike, resinlike, riblike, ridgelike, ringlike, rocketlike, rocklike, rodlike, rooflike, rootlike, ropelike, roselike, rubylike, rufflike, ruglike, runelike, rushlike, sacklike, saclike, saintlike, saltlike, sandlike, sawlike, scablike, scalelike, screenlike, screwlike, scumlike, seallike, seamanlike, seamlike, seedlike, serflike, shadowlike, sharklike, sheaflike, shedlike, sheeplike, sheetlike, shelflike, shieldlike, shrinelike, shrublike, sievelike, sighlike, silklike, skinlike, slablike, smocklike, snaglike, snaillike, snakelike, snoutlike, snowlike, soaplike, soldierlike, songlike, sonlike, soullike, sparlike, sphinxlike, spongelike, sportsmanlike, springlike, stalklike, starlike, statesmanlike, stemlike, steplike, stonelike, strawlike, streaklike, stringlike, suchlike, suitlike, sunlike, surflike, swanlike, sylphlike, taglike, taillike, tanklike, tapelike, tealike, tenantlike, tentlike, threadlike, thumblike, tidelike, tilelike, tinlike, toadlike, toelike, tomblike, torchlike, torpedolike, toylike, trancelike, traplike, treelike, tubelike, tublike, turflike, tusklike, twiglike, unalike, unbusinesslike, unladylike, unlifelike, unlike, unsportsmanlike, unstatesmanlike, unworkmanlike, urnlike, vaselike, vaultlike, veillike, veinlike, vestlike, viselike, waiflike, warlike, wartlike, wasplike, wavelike, waxlike, weblike, weedlike, wheylike, whiplike, wifelike, wiglike, winglike, wirelike, wisplike, wolflike, womanlike, womblike, woollike, workmanlike, wormlike, wraithlike, wreathlike, yeastlike,

'like' + Suffix

likeability, likeable, likeableness, liked, likelier, likeliest, likelihood, likelihoods, likeliness, likely, liken, likened, likeness, likenesses, likening, likens, liker, likers, likes, likest, likewise,