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like (adj.)

"具有相同的特征或品质"(作为另一个),13世纪, lik ,是 y-lik 的简称,来自古英语 gelic "像,相似",来自原日耳曼语 *(ga)leika- "具有相同的形式",字面意思是"具有相应的身体"(来源也是古撒克逊语 gilik ,荷兰语 gelijk ,德语 gleich ,哥特语 galeiks "同样,像")。

这是 *ga- "与,一起"+日耳曼语根 *lik- "身体,形式;像,一样"的复合词(来源也是古英语 lic "身体,尸体;"见 lich )。词源上类似于拉丁语 conform 。现代形式(而不是 *lich )可能来自于古英语单词的北欧同源词 glikr 的北方后裔。

以前与比较词 liker 和上位词 likest (17世纪仍在使用)。介词( 13世纪)和副词( 14世纪)都来自形容词。作为连词,最早见于16世纪初,简称 like aslike unto 。通俗 like to "几乎,几乎"("我喜欢笑死")是17世纪,简称 was like to / had like to "接近,很可能"。要 feel like "想,有心情"是1863年,原为美式英语。谚语模式如 like father, like son ,记载于1540年代。

意为"如"("A Town Like Alice")从1886年开始考证。该词从1778年起被用作后置填充词( "going really fast, like" );从1950年起被用作推定强调词( "going, like, really fast" ),最初用于反文化俚语和波普谈话。词组 more like it "更接近所需"是1888年的事。

like (v.)

古英语 lician "讨好,讨好,足够",来自于原日耳曼语 *likjan (来源也是古北欧语 lika ,古萨克森语 likon ,古弗里斯兰语 likia ,荷兰语 lijken "适合",古高德语 lihhen ,哥特语 leikan "讨好"),来自于 *lik- "身体,形式;像,一样"。

意义发展不清楚,也许是"喜欢"(见 like (adj.)),因此是"适合"。 Like (和 dislike )本来是没有人情味的,而喜欢则流于其他方面。"音乐不喜欢你"[《维罗纳的两位绅士》]。现代流开始出现在14世纪末(比较 please )。相关: Liked ; liking

like (n.)

"类似的东西"(对另一个),古英语晚期,来自 like (adj.)。来自14世纪,作"平等,匹配"。 The like "something similar"来自1550年代; the likes of 来自1630年代。

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Definitions of like from WordNet
1
like (v.)
prefer or wish to do something;
Would you like to come along to the movies?
Synonyms: wish / care
like (v.)
find enjoyable or agreeable;
I like jogging
She likes to read Russian novels
like (v.)
be fond of;
I like my nephews
like (v.)
feel about or towards; consider, evaluate, or regard;
How did you like the President's speech last night?
like (v.)
want to have;
I'd like a beer now!
2
like (adj.)
having the same or similar characteristics;
Synonyms: alike / similar
like (adj.)
resembling or similar; having the same or some of the same characteristics; often used in combination;
a limited circle of like minds
suits of like design
members of the cat family have like dispositions
as like as two peas in a pod
Synonyms: similar
like (adj.)
equal in amount or value;
gave one six blows and the other a like number
like amounts
Synonyms: same
like (adj.)
conforming in every respect;
the like period of the preceding year
3
like (n.)
a similar kind;
dogs, foxes, and the like
we don't want the likes of you around here
Synonyms: the like / the likes of
like (n.)
a kind of person;
We'll not see his like again
Synonyms: ilk
From wordnet.princeton.edu