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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Like, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Liked p. pr. & vb. n. Liking.]
 1. To suit; to please; to be agreeable to. [Obs.]
    Cornwall him liked best, therefore he chose there.   --R. of Gloucester.
    I willingly confess that it likes me much better when I find virtue in a fair lodging than when I am bound to seek it in an ill-favored creature.   --Sir P. Sidney.
 2. To be pleased with in a moderate degree; to approve; to take satisfaction in; to enjoy.
    He proceeded from looking to liking, and from liking to loving.   --Sir P. Sidney.
 3. To liken; to compare. [Obs.]
    Like me to the peasant boys of France.   --Shak.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lik·ing, n.
 1. The state of being pleasing; a suiting. See On liking, below. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]
 2. The state of being pleased with, or attracted toward, some thing or person; hence, inclination; desire; pleasure; preference; -- often with for, formerly with to; as, it is an amusement I have no liking for.
    If the human intellect hath once taken a liking to any doctrine, . . . it draws everything else into harmony with that doctrine, and to its support.   --Bacon.
 3. Appearance; look; figure; state of body as to health or condition. [Archaic]
    I shall think the worse of fat men, as long as I have an eye to make difference of men's liking.   --Shak.
    Their young ones are in good liking.   --Job. xxxix. 4.
 On liking, on condition of being pleasing to or suiting; also, on condition of being pleased with; as, to hold a place of service on liking; to engage a servant on liking. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]
    Would he be the degenerate scion of that royal line . . . to be a king on liking and on sufferance?   --Hazlitt.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lik·ing p. a. Looking; appearing; as, better or worse liking. See Like, to look. [Obs.]
    Why should he see your faces worse liking than the children which are of your sort?   --Dan. i. 10.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a feeling of pleasure and enjoyment; "I've always had a
          liking for reading"; "she developed a liking for gin"
          [ant: dislike]