2 definitions by Journeyman Writer

1a. Similar to.
1b. In the manner of.

2. Approximately.

3. Used with the verb "to be" in dialogue attribution (quotes).

4. Used to express:
(a) an unspoken thought or
(b) an emotional reaction, especially when
(c) exaggerating.

5. A filler word, interchangeable with "uh."
1a. My heart is like a singing bird.
1b. She sat like patience on a monument, / Smiling at grief.

2. There were, like, forty people in the theater.

3. He was, like, "Where are you going?"

4a. I was, like, What's wrong with you?
4b. I was, like, NO DAMMIT!!!
4c. I was, like, crying -- well, I mean, I wasn't crying, but I was so upset.

5. A covalent bond is, like, when the atoms share electrons, right?
by Journeyman Writer February 28, 2005
1a. Similar to.
1b. In the same manner as.

2. Used with the verb "to be" in dialogue attribution (quotes).

3. Used to express:
(a) a thought, or
(b) an emotional reaction (not an actual quote), especially when
(c) exaggerrating.

4. A word used as filler while thinking; interchangeable with "um."
1a. They passed like fleeting dreams.
1b. She walks in beauty, like the night.

2. I was, like, "What happened?"

3a. I was, like, What is WRONG with you?
3b. She was, like, NOOO! DAMMIT!
3c. He was, like, crying -- I mean, he wasn't crying, but he was so upset.

4. A covalent bond is, like, when the atoms share electrons?
by Journeyman Writer February 28, 2005

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