like as


Definition of like as

chiefly dialectal
: in the way or manner that : as like as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them — Psalms 103:13 (Authorized Version) an eddy there … like as you'd expect— C. S. Forester now usually used with ifit was … like as if the films suddenly come real— Richard Llewellyn

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for like as

Middle English, from lik, like, adverb + as

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about like as

Statistics for like as

Cite this Entry

“Like as.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

Comments on like as

What made you want to look up like as? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

Slippery Words Quiz—Changing with the Times

  • ducreux self portrait yawning
  • What is an earlier meaning of nice?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!