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 History of this Word

"like" is from "like" (similar) spoken by people in England during 1100-1550 A.D.

Notes

In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

More words with this suffix,
workmanlike
warlike
catlike
businesslike

Words related to this meaning

grammar is modifier

"-like" is a type of suffix

Definition

A word ending that indicates resembling. Created by people to expand meaning of words. Can be added to the end of many words.

Examples of how the word is used

-like illustration You only grow old when you lose the capacity for childlike wonder.
-like illustration Do you think this book would teach one the skills necessary to draw lifelike portraits from your imagination?