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like

1 [lahyk]
adjective (Poetic) liker, likest.
1.
of the same form, appearance, kind, character, amount, etc.: I cannot remember a like instance.
2.
corresponding or agreeing in general or in some noticeable respect; similar; analogous: drawing, painting, and like arts.
3.
bearing resemblance.
4.
Dialect, likely: 'Tis like that he's gone mad.
5.
Dialect. about: The poor chap seemed like to run away.
preposition
6.
in like manner with; similarly to; in the manner characteristic of: He works like a beaver.
7.
resembling (someone or something): He is just like his father. Your necklace is just like mine.
8.
characteristic of: It would be like him to forget our appointment.
9.
as if there is promise of; indicative of: It looks like rain.
10.
as if someone or something gives promise of being: She looks like a good prospect for the job.
11.
disposed or inclined to (usually preceded by feel ): to feel like going to bed.
12.
similar or comparable to: There is nothing like a cold drink of water when one is thirsty. What was he like?
13.
(used correlatively to indicate similarity through relationship): like father, like son.
14.
(used to establish an intensifying, often facetious, comparison): sleeping like a log.
15.
as; such as: There are numerous hobbies you might enjoy, like photography or painting.
adverb
16.
nearly; closely; approximately: The house is more like 40 than 20 years old.
17.
Informal. likely or probably: Like enough he'll come with us. Like as not her leg is broken.
18.
Nonstandard.
a.
as it were; in a way; somehow.
b.
to a degree; more or less: standing against the wall, looking very tough like.
conjunction
19.
in the same way as; just as; as: It happened like you might expect it would.
20.
as if: He acted like he was afraid. The car runs like new.
21.
Informal. (used especially after forms of be to introduce reported speech or thought): She's like, "I don't believe it," and I'm like, "No, it's true!"
noun
22.
a similar or comparable person or thing, or like persons or things; counterpart, match, or equal (usually preceded by a possessive adjective or the ): No one has seen his like in a long time. Like attracts like.
23.
kind; sort; type; ilk (usually preceded by a possessive adjective): I despise moochers and their like.
24.
the like, something of a similar nature: They grow oranges, lemons, and the like.
interjection
25.
Informal. (used especially in speech, often nonvolitionally or habitually, to preface a sentence, to fill a pause, to express uncertainty, or to intensify or neutralize a following adjective): Like, why didn't you write to me? The music was, like, really great, you know?
Idioms
26.
like anything, Informal. very much; extremely; with great intensity: He wanted like anything to win.
27.
like to, South Midland and Southern U.S. was on the verge of or came close to (doing something): The poor kid like to froze. Also, liked to.
28.
something like, Informal. something approaching or approximating: It looked something like this.
29.
the like/likes of, someone or something similar to; the equal of: I've never seen the like of it anywhere.

Origin:
1150–1200; Middle English lic, lik < Old Norse līkr; replacing Old English gelīc, cognate with Dutch gelijk, German gleich, Old Norse glīkr, Gothic galeiks like, literally, of the same body or form. See y-, lich

liker, noun


Like1 as a conjunction meaning “as, in the same way as” (Many shoppers study the food ads like brokers study market reports) or “as if” (It looks like it will rain) has been used for nearly 500 years and by many distinguished literary and intellectual figures. Since the mid-19th century there have been objections, often vehement, to these uses. Nevertheless, such uses are almost universal today in all but the most formal speech and writing. In extremely careful speech and in much formal writing, as, as if, and as though are more commonly used than like: The commanding general accepted full responsibility for the incident, as any professional soldier would. Many of the Greenwich Village bohemians lived as if (or as though) there were no tomorrow.
The strong strictures against the use of like as a conjunction have resulted in the occasional hypercorrect use of as as a preposition where like is idiomatic: She looks as a sympathetic person.
Like meaning “as if” is also standard in informal speech and writing with a small number of adjectives: The crew worked like crazy (or like mad) to finish the job on time. See also as.
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feel

[feel]
verb (used with object), felt, feeling.
1.
to perceive or examine by touch.
2.
to have a sensation of (something), other than by sight, hearing, taste, or smell: to feel a toothache.
3.
to find or pursue (one's way) by touching, groping, or cautious moves.
4.
to be or become conscious of.
5.
to be emotionally affected by: to feel one's disgrace keenly.
6.
to experience the effects of: The whole region felt the storm.
7.
to have a particular sensation or impression of (often used reflexively and usually followed by an adjunct or complement): to feel oneself slighted.
8.
to have a general or thorough conviction of; think; believe: I feel he's guilty.
verb (used without object), felt, feeling.
9.
to have perception by touch or by any nerves of sensation other than those of sight, hearing, taste, and smell.
10.
to make examination by touch; grope.
11.
to perceive a state of mind or a condition of body: to feel happy; to feel well.
12.
to have a sensation of being: to feel warm.
13.
to make itself perceived or apparent; seem: How does it feel to be rich?
noun
14.
a quality of an object that is perceived by feeling or touching: the soft feel of cotton.
15.
a sensation of something felt; a vague mental impression or feeling: a feel of winter; a feel of sadness in the air.
16.
the sense of touch: soft to the feel.
17.
native ability or acquired sensitivity: to have a feel for what is right.
18.
Informal. an act or instance of touching with the hand or fingers.
19.
Slang: Vulgar. an act or instance of feeling up.
Verb phrases
20.
feel for,
a.
to feel sympathy for or compassion toward; empathize with: I know you're disappointed and upset, and I feel for you.
b.
Southeastern Pennsylvania and Maryland. to have a liking or desire for: If you feel for more pie, just help yourself.
21.
feel out, to attempt to ascertain (the nature of a situation, someone's attitude, etc.) by indirect or subtle means: Why not feel out the other neighbors' opinions before you make a complaint.
22.
feel up, Slang: Vulgar. to fondle or touch (someone) in a sexual manner.
23.
feel up to, Informal. to feel or be able to; be capable of: He didn't feel up to going to the theater so soon after his recent illness.
Idioms
24.
cop a feel, Slang: Vulgar. to touch another person's body sexually, often in a quick and surreptitious way.
25.
feel like, Informal. to have a desire for; be favorably disposed to: I don't feel like going out tonight. Do you feel like a movie?
26.
feel like oneself, to be in one's usual frame of mind or state of health: She hasn't been feeling like herself since the accident. Also, feel oneself.
27.
feel no pain. pain ( def 5 ).

Origin:
before 900; Middle English felen, Old English fēlan; cognate with Old Saxon fōlian, German fühlen; akin to Old Norse falma to grope. See fumble

overfeel, verb, overfelt, overfeeling.
refeel, verb, refelt, refeeling.
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feel (fiːl)
 
vb (foll by for) (often foll by up) , feels, feeling, felt
1.  to perceive (something) by touching
2.  to have a physical or emotional sensation of (something): to feel heat; to feel anger
3.  (tr) to examine (something) by touch
4.  (tr) to find (one's way) by testing or cautious exploration
5.  (copula) to seem or appear in respect of the sensation given: I feel tired; it feels warm
6.  to have an indistinct, esp emotional conviction; sense (esp in the phrase feel in one's bones)
7.  to show sympathy or compassion (towards): I feel for you in your sorrow
8.  to believe, think, or be of the opinion (that): he feels he must resign
9.  slang to pass one's hands over the sexual organs of
10.  feel like to have an inclination (for something or doing something): I don't feel like going to the pictures
11.  feel oneself, feel quite oneself to be fit and sure of oneself
12.  (usually used with a negative or in a question) feel up to to be fit enough for (something or doing something): I don't feel up to going out tonight
 
n
13.  the act or an instance of feeling, esp by touching
14.  the quality of or an impression from something perceived through feeling: the house has a homely feel about it
15.  the sense of touch: the fabric is rough to the feel
16.  an instinctive aptitude; knack: she's got a feel for this sort of work
 
[Old English fēlan; related to Old High German fuolen, Old Norse fālma to grope, Latin palmapalm1]

like1 (laɪk)
 
adj
1.  (prenominal) similar; resembling
 
prep
2.  similar to; similarly to; in the manner of: acting like a maniac; he's so like his father
3.  used correlatively to express similarity in certain proverbs: like mother, like daughter
4.  such as: there are lots of ways you might amuse yourself — like taking a long walk, for instance
 
adv
5.  a dialect word for likely
6.  not standard as it were: often used as a parenthetic filler: there was this policeman just staring at us, like
7.  informal be like … used to introduce direct speech or nonverbal communication: I was like, ‘You’re kidding!’
 
conj
8.  not standard as though; as if: you look like you've just seen a ghost
9.  in the same way as; in the same way that: she doesn't dance like you do
 
n
10.  the equal or counterpart of a person or thing, esp one respected or prized: compare like with like; her like will never be seen again
11.  the like similar things: dogs, foxes, and the like
12.  the likes of, the like of people or things similar to (someone or something specified): we don't want the likes of you around here
 
usage  The use of like to mean such as was formerly thought to be undesirable in formal writing, but has now become acceptable. It was also thought that as rather than like should be used to mean in the same way that, but now both as and like are acceptable: they hunt and catch fish as/like their ancestors used to. The use of look like and seem like before a clause, although very common, is thought by many people to be incorrect or non-standard: it looks as though he won't come (not it looks like he won't come)

like2 (laɪk)
 
vb
1.  (tr) to find (something) enjoyable or agreeable or find it enjoyable or agreeable (to do something): he likes boxing; he likes to hear music
2.  (tr) to be fond of
3.  (tr) to prefer or wish (to do something): we would like you to go
4.  (tr) to feel towards; consider; regard: how did she like it?
5.  (intr) to feel disposed or inclined; choose; wish
6.  archaic (tr) to please; agree with: it likes me not to go
 
n
7.  (usually plural) a favourable feeling, desire, preference, etc (esp in the phrase likes and dislikes)
 
[Old English līcian; related to Old Norse līka, Dutch lijken]

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Word Origin & History

feel
O.E. felan "to touch," from Gmc. *folijanan (cf. Du. voelen, Ger. fühlen "to feel," O.N. falma "to grope"), from PIE base *(s)pol-/*(s)pal- "to strike softly" (cf. Gk. psallein "to pluck (the harp)," L. palpare "to touch softly, stroke," palpitare "to move quickly"). The sense in O.E. was "to perceive
through senses which are not referred to any special organ." Sense of "be conscious of a sensation or emotion" developed by late 13c.; that of "to have sympathy or compassion" is from c.1600. Noun sense of "sexual grope" is from 1932; from verbal phrase to feel (someone) up (1930).

like
"having the same characteristics or qualities" (as another), M.E. shortening of O.E. gelic "like, similar," from P.Gmc. *galikaz "having the same form," lit. "with a corresponding body" (cf. O.S. gilik, O.N. glikr, Du. gelijk, Ger. gleich, Goth. galeiks "equally, like"), a compound of *ga- "with, together"
+ *likan "body" (cf. O.E. lic "body," Ger. Leiche "corpse," Dan. lig, Swed. lik, Du. lijk "body, corpse"). Analogous, etymologically, to L. conform. The modern form (rather than *lich) may be from a northern descendant of the O.E. word's O.N. cognate, likr. Formerly with comp. liker and superl. likest (still in use 17c.). The prep. (c.1200) and the adv. (c.1300) are both from the adjective. As a conjunction, first attested c.1530. Plural likes (n.) "predilections, preferences" is from 1851; earlier used in sing. in this sense (1425). The word has been used as a postponed filler ("going really fast, like") from 1778; as a presumed emphatic ("going, like, really fast") from 1950, originally in counterculture slang and bop talk. Phrase more like it "closer to what is desired" is from 1888.

like
O.E. lician "to please," from P.Gmc. *likojanan (cf. O.N. lika, O.Fris. likia, O.H.G. lihhen, Goth. leikan "to please"), from *liko- "body," originally "appearance, form." The basic meaning seems to be "to be like" (see like (adj.)), thus, "to be suitable." Like (and dislike)
originally flowed the other way: It likes me, where we would say I like it. The modern version began to appear late 14c.
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feel (fēl)
v. felt (fělt), feel·ing, feels

  1. To perceive through the sense of touch.

  2. To perceive as a physical sensation, as of pain.

  3. To be conscious of a particular physical, mental, or emotional state.

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feel like

Have an inclination or desire for, as in I feel like going out tonight, or Do you feel like steak for dinner? [Colloquial; early 1800s]

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