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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a feeling of pleasure and enjoyment;
- Example: "I've always had a liking for reading"
- Example: "she developed a liking for gin"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Like \Like\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Liked (l[imac]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. Liking.] [OE. liken to please, AS. l[imac]cian, gel[imac]cian, fr. gel[imac]c. See Like, a.] 1. To suit; to please; to be agreeable to. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Cornwall him liked best, therefore he chose there. --R. of Gloucester. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 2. To be pleased with in a moderate degree; to approve; to take satisfaction in; to enjoy. [1913 Webster] He proceeded from looking to liking, and from liking to loving. --Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster] 3. To liken; to compare. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Like me to the peasant boys of France. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Liking \Lik"ing\ (l[imac]k"[i^]ng), p. a. Looking; appearing; as, better or worse liking. See Like, to look. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Why should he see your faces worse liking than the children which are of your sort? --Dan. i. 10. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Liking \Lik"ing\, n. 1. The state of being pleasing; a suiting. See On liking, below. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 3. Appearance; look; figure; state of body as to health or condition. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] I shall think the worse of fat men, as long as I have an eye to make difference of men's liking. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Their young ones are in good liking. --Job. xxxix. 4. [1913 Webster] 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.] [1913 Webster] Would he be the degenerate scion of that royal line . . . to be a king on liking and on sufferance? --Hazlitt. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

liking n 1: a feeling of pleasure and enjoyment; "I've always had a liking for reading"; "she developed a liking for gin" [ant: dislike]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

124 Moby Thesaurus words for "liking": Amor, Christian love, Eros, Platonic love, a thing for, admiration, adoration, affection, affinity, agape, animus, appetence, appetency, appetite, appreciation, aptitude, aptness, ardency, ardor, attachment, bent, bias, bodily love, brotherly love, caritas, cast, charity, choice, command, conation, conatus, conduciveness, conjugal love, crush, decision, delight, desire, determination, devotion, diathesis, discretion, disposition, eagerness, eye, faithful love, fancy, feeling for, fervor, flame, fondness, free choice, free love, free will, free-lovism, gust, gusto, heart, hero worship, idolatry, idolism, idolization, inclination, infatuation, intention, lasciviousness, leaning, liability, libido, like, likes, love, lovemaking, lust, married love, mind, objective, partiality, passion, penchant, physical love, pleasure, popular regard, popularity, predilection, predisposition, preference, prejudice, probability, proclivity, proneness, propensity, readiness, regard, relish, resolution, sensitivity to, sentiment, sex, sexual desire, sexual love, shine, soft, soft spot, spiritual love, susceptibility, taste, tendency, tender feeling, tender passion, tropism, truelove, turn, twist, uxoriousness, velleity, volition, warp, weakness, will, will power, willingness, wish, worship, yearning