(of a person or thing) having similar qualities or characteristics to another person or thing. Used with reference to a person or thing of the same kind as another. The things one likes or prefers. Having the same characteristics or qualities as; similar to. Used to draw attention to the nature of an action or event. Such as; for example. Find agreeable, enjoyable, or satisfactory. Wish for; want. Used in speech as a meaningless filler or to signify the speaker's uncertainty about an expression just used. Used to convey a person's reported attitude or feelings in the form of direct speech (whether or not representing an actual quotation). In the manner of. In the same way that; as. As though; as if. (added to nouns) similar to; characteristic of.