Like Like, adv. [AS. gel[=i]ce. See {Like}, a.] 1. In a manner like that of; in a manner similar to; as, do not act like him. [1913 Webster]

He maketh them to stagger like a drunken man. --Job xii. 25. [1913 Webster]

Note: Like, as here used, is regarded by some grammarians as a preposition. [1913 Webster]

2. In a like or similar manner. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Like as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear him. --Ps. ciii. 13. [1913 Webster]

3. Likely; probably. ``Like enough it will.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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