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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (superl.) Having the same, or nearly the same, appearance, qualities, or characteristics; resembling; similar to; similar; alike; -- often with in and the particulars of the resemblance; as, they are like each other in features, complexion, and many traits of character.

2. (superl.) Equal, or nearly equal; as, fields of like extent.

3. (superl.) Having probability; affording probability; probable; likely.

4. (superl.) Inclined toward; disposed to; as, to feel like taking a walk.

5. (n.) That which is equal or similar to another; the counterpart; an exact resemblance; a copy.

6. (n.) A liking; a preference; inclination; -- usually in pl.; as, we all have likes and dislikes.

7. (a.) In a manner like that of; in a manner similar to; as, do not act like him.

8. (a.) In a like or similar manner.

9. (a.) Likely; probably.

10. (v.) To suit; to please; to be agreeable to.

11. (v.) To be pleased with in a moderate degree; to approve; to take satisfaction in; to enjoy.

12. (v.) To liken; to compare.

13. (v. i.) To be pleased; to choose.

14. (v. i.) To have an appearance or expression; to look; to seem to be (in a specified condition).

15. (v. i.) To come near; to avoid with difficulty; to escape narrowly; as, he liked to have been too late. Cf. Had like, under Like, a.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
LIKE; LIKEN; LIKENESS; LIKING

lik, lik'-n, lik'-nes, lik'-ing:

(1) As a noun, "like" in modern English is virtually obsolete, except in the phrase "and the like," which is not found in English Versions of the Bible. "The like," however, occurs in 1 Kings 10:20 parallel 2 Chronicles 9:19 2 Chronicles 1:12; Ezekiel 5:9; Ezekiel 18:10 (the Revised Version (British and American) "any one of these things"-the text is uncertain); 45:25:00; Joel 2:2; The Wisdom of Solomon 16:1 (the Revised Version (British and American) "creatures like those"); Sirach 7:12. "His like" is found in Job 41:33; Sirach 13:15; "their like" in Sirach 27:9. "And such like" (Galatians 5:21) is only slightly archaic, but "doeth not such like" (Ezekiel 18:14) is quite obsolete.

(2) As an adjective "like" is common in the King James Version in such combinations as "like manner" (frequently), "like weight" (Exodus 30:34), "like occupation" (Acts 19:25), etc. Modern English would in most cases replace "like" by "the same," as has been done in 1 Thessalonians 2:14 the Revised Version (British and American) (compare Romans 15:5 Philippians 2:2). So the Revised Version (British and American) has modernized the archaic "like precious faith" of 2 Peter 1:1 by inserting "a" before "like." The King James Version's rendering of 1 Peter 3:21, "the like figure whereunto," could not have been very clear at any time, and the Revised Version (British and American) has revised completely into "after a true likeness" (margin, "in the antitype").

(3) As an adverb "like" is used in Jeremiah 38:9, "He is like to die"; Jonah 1:4, "like to be broken." the Revised Version (British and American) could have used "likely" in these verses. Most common of all the uses of "like" is the quasi-prepositional construction in "He is like a man," etc. This is of course good modern English, but not so when "like" is enlarged (as it usually is in the English Versions of the Bible) into the forms "like to" (Daniel 7:5), "like unto" (very common), "like as" (Isaiah 26:17, etc.). These forms and the simple "like" are interchanged without much distinction, and the Revised Version (British and American) has attempted little systematizing beyond reducing the occurrences of "like as" (compare Matthew 12:13, and the American Standard Revised Version Isaiah 13:4 Jeremiah 23:29).

(4) The verb "like" has two distinct meanings, "be pleased with" and "give pleasure to." The latter sense occurs in Deuteronomy 23:16 (The King James Version, the English Revised Version), "in one of thy gates, where it liketh him best," and in Esther 8:8 Amos 4:5 the King James Version; Sirach 33:13 (the American Standard Revised Version has "pleaseth" in the three Old Testament passages). The other use of "like" belongs also to modern English, although in a much weakened sense. On account of this weakening, 1 Chronicles 28:4 the King James Version, "liked me to make me king" and Romans 1:28 the King James Version "did not like to retain God," have become in the Revised Version (British and American) "took pleasure in" and "refused to" (margin "did not approve"). It would have been better if Deuteronomy 25:7, 8, "like not to take," had been modified also into "hath no wish to take." From this use of "like" is derived liking in the modern sense in The Wisdom of Solomon 16:21, tempered itself to every man's liking" (the Revised Version (British and American) "choice"). In 1 Esdras 4:39, "All men do well like of her works" is a further obsolete use.

(5) Liken and "make like" are common. To be noted only is that, in Hebrews 7:3, "made like unto the Son of God," the sense really is "likened to," "presented by the writer with the qualities of." Likeness normally means "a copy of," but in Psalm 17:15 it means the actual form itself ("form" in the American Standard Revised Version, the English Revised Version margin); compare Romans 6:5; Romans 8:3 Philippians 2:7, and perhaps Acts 14:11. Closely allied with likeness" is an obsolete use of "liking" (quite distinct from that above) in Job 39:4 the King James Version the English Revised Version, "Their young ones are in good liking" Daniel 1:10, "see your faces worse liking." The meaning is "appearance," "appearing," and the American Standard Revised Version renders "their young ones become strong," "see your faces worse looking." Likewise varies in meaning from the simple conjunction "and" to a strong adverb, "in exactly the same way." the Revised Version (British and American) has made some attempt to distinguish the various forces (e.g. compare the King James Version with the Revised Version (British and American) in Luke 22:36; Luke 15:7; Luke 22:20). But complete consistency was not attainable, and in certain instances was neglected deliberately, in order to preserve the familiar wording, as in Luke 10:37, "Go, and do thou likewise."

Burton Scott Easton

Greek
3666. homoioo -- to make like
... to make like. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: homoioo Phonetic Spelling:
(hom-oy-o'-o) Short Definition: I make like, liken, compare Definition: I make ...
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5613. hos -- as, like as, even as, when, since, as long as
... as, like as, even as, when, since, as long as. Part of Speech: Adverb Transliteration:
hos Phonetic Spelling: (hoce) Short Definition: as, like as, how, while ...
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3664. homoios -- like, resembling, the same as
... like, resembling, the same as. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: homoios
Phonetic Spelling: (hom'-oy-os) Short Definition: like, similar to Definition ...
//strongsnumbers.com/greek2/3664.htm - 6k

5616. hosei -- as if, as it were, like
... as if, as it were, like. Part of Speech: Adverb Transliteration: hosei Phonetic
Spelling: (ho-si') Short Definition: as if, as it were, like, about Definition ...
//strongsnumbers.com/greek2/5616.htm - 6k

3663. homoiopathes -- of like feelings or affections
... of like feelings or affections. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: homoiopathes
Phonetic Spelling: (hom-oy-op-ath-ace') Short Definition: of like ...
//strongsnumbers.com/greek2/3663.htm - 6k

871. aphomoioo -- to make like
... to make like. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: aphomoioo Phonetic Spelling:
(af-om-oy-o'-o) Short Definition: I assimilate, make like to Definition: I ...
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407. andrizo -- to behave like a man, to play the man
... to behave like a man, to play the man. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: andrizo
Phonetic Spelling: (an-drid'-zom-ahee) Short Definition: I act like a man ...
//strongsnumbers.com/greek2/407.htm - 7k

3945. paromoiazo -- to be like
... to be like. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: paromoiazo Phonetic Spelling:
(par-om-oy-ad'-zo) Short Definition: I resemble Definition: I resemble, am like. ...
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3946. paromoios -- much like
... much like. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: paromoios Phonetic Spelling:
(par-om'-oy-os) Short Definition: like, similar Definition: like, similar. ...
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1141. daimoniodes -- demon-like
... demon-like. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: daimoniodes Phonetic Spelling:
(dahee-mon-ee-o'-dace) Short Definition: demon-like Definition: demon-like ...
//strongsnumbers.com/greek2/1141.htm - 7k

Strong's Hebrew
1819. damah -- to be like, resemble
... 1818, 1819. damah. 1820 . to be like, resemble. Transliteration: damah Phonetic
Spelling: (daw-maw') Short Definition: like. Word Origin a prim. ...
/hebrew/1819.htm - 6k

3644. kemo -- like, as, when
kemo or kamo. 3643, 3644. kemo or kamo. 3645 . like, as, when. Transliteration:
kemo or kamo Phonetic Spelling: (kem-o') Short Definition: like. ...
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1821. demah -- to be like
... 1820, 1821. demah. 1822 . to be like. Transliteration: demah Phonetic Spelling:
(dem-aw') Short Definition: like. Word Origin (Aramaic ...
/hebrew/1821.htm - 6k

4911. mashal -- to represent, be like
... 4910, 4911. mashal. 4911a . to represent, be like. Transliteration: mashal
Phonetic Spelling: (maw-shal') Short Definition: like. ...
/hebrew/4911.htm - 5k

8246. shaqad -- to be shaped like almonds
... to be shaped like almonds. Transliteration: shaqad Phonetic Spelling: (shaw-kad')
Short Definition: almond. ... make like unto, after the fashion of almonds. ...
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4911a. mashal -- to represent, be like
... 4911, 4911a. mashal. 4911b . to represent, be like. Transliteration: mashal
Short Definition: like. Word Origin a prim. root Definition ...
/hebrew/4911a.htm - 5k

7739. shvah -- to become like
... 7738, 7739. shvah. 7739a . to become like. Transliteration: shvah Phonetic
Spelling: (shev-aw') Short Definition: like. make like ...
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7739a. shevah -- to become like
... 7739, 7739a. shevah. 7739b . to become like. Transliteration: shevah
Short Definition: like. Word Origin (Aramaic) corresponding ...
/hebrew/7739a.htm - 5k

4320. Mikayah -- "Who is like Yah?" the name of several Israelites
... Mikayah. 4321 . "Who is like Yah?" the name of several Israelites. Transliteration:
Mikayah Phonetic Spelling: (me-kaw-yaw') Short Definition: Micaiah. ...
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2636. chaspas -- scale-like
... 2635, 2636. chaspas. 2637 . scale-like. Transliteration: chaspas Phonetic
Spelling: (khas-pas') Short Definition: thing. Word Origin ...
/hebrew/2636.htm - 5k

Library

With and Like Christ
... WITH AND LIKE CHRIST. 'Now ... Jesus! That is where they have got their boldness.
They are like Him.'. As is the Master, so is the servant. ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture the acts/with and like christ.htm

How to become like Christ
How to become like Christ. <. How to become like Christ Marcus Dods.
Produced by Jonathon Love Table of Contents. Title Page. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/dods/how to become like christ/

Like Precious Faith
... PETER LIKE PRECIOUS FAITH. ... Them that have obtained like precious faith with us through
the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ.'"2 Peter 1:1. ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture ephesians peter/like precious faith.htm

This Thy Stature is Like to a Palmtree, and Thy Breasts to ...
... CHAPTER VII. 7. This thy stature is like to a palmtree, and thy breasts
to clusters of grapes. Thy stature, that is, thy whole soul ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/guyon/song of songs of solomon/7 this thy stature is.htm

Like the Beams that from the Sun
... PENTECOST Like the beams that from the sun. tr., John Brownlie 7,7,7,3. I. Like
the beams that from the sun,. Pierce the blackness of the night,. ...
/.../brownlie/hymns from the morningland/like the beams that from.htm

Like one of Us.
... XVII. Like One of Us. ... Like all other outgoing works of God, the preparation of
the body of Christ is a divine work common to the three Persons. ...
/.../kuyper/the work of the holy spirit/xvii like one of us.htm

Meditations for one that is Like to Die.
... THE PRACTICE OF PIETY. MEDITATIONS FOR ONE THAT IS LIKE TO DIE. If thy
sickness be like to increase unto death, then meditate on ...
/.../bayly/the practice of piety/meditations for one that is.htm

Like Teacher, Like Scholar
... LIKE TEACHER, LIKE SCHOLAR. ... Like other teachers, He too had His favourite sayings,
the light of which He was wont to flash into many dark places. ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture b/like teacher like scholar.htm

Popular Science, Like that of Mr. ...
... Chapter 29 Popular science, like that of Mr.� Popular science, like that of
Mr. Blatchford, is in this matter as mild as old wives' tales. ...
/.../chesterton/whats wrong with the world/chapter 29 popular science like.htm

Whether any Creature Can be Like God?
... THE PERFECTION OF GOD (THREE ARTICLES) Whether any creature can be like God?
Objection 1: It seems that no creature can be like God. ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/aquinas/summa theologica/whether any creature can be.htm

Thesaurus
Like (10728 Occurrences)
... qualities, or characteristics; resembling; similar to; similar; alike; -- often
with in and the particulars of the resemblance; as, they are like each other in ...
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Like-minded (5 Occurrences)
Like-minded. Likeminded, Like-minded. Liken . Noah Webster's Dictionary
(a.) Having a like disposition or purpose; of the same mind. ...
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Bird-like (2 Occurrences)
Bird-like. Bird-catcher, Bird-like. Bird-net . Multi-Version
Concordance Bird-like (2 Occurrences). Isaiah 8:19 And ...
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Like-affected (1 Occurrence)
Like-affected. Like, Like-affected. Liked . Multi-Version Concordance
Like-affected (1 Occurrence). Acts 14:15 and saying ...
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King-like (1 Occurrence)
King-like. Kingdoms, King-like. Kingly . Multi-Version Concordance
King-like (1 Occurrence). Esther 8:15 And Mordecai ...
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Crystal-like (1 Occurrence)
Crystal-like. Crystal-clear, Crystal-like. Cub . Multi-Version Concordance
Crystal-like (1 Occurrence). Revelation 21:11 having the glory of God. ...
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Forest-like (1 Occurrence)
Forest-like. Forestalling, Forest-like. Forests . Multi-Version
Concordance Forest-like (1 Occurrence). Ezekiel 31:3 ...
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Demon-like (1 Occurrence)
Demon-like. Demonized, Demon-like. Demonology . Multi-Version
Concordance Demon-like (1 Occurrence). James 3:15 this ...
/d/demon-like.htm - 6k

Flake-like (1 Occurrence)
Flake-like. Flake, Flake-like. Flakes . Multi-Version Concordance
Flake-like (1 Occurrence). Exodus 16:14 When the dew ...
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Scale-like (1 Occurrence)
Scale-like. Scaled, Scale-like. Scales . Multi-Version Concordance
Scale-like (1 Occurrence). Exodus 16:14 And when ...
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