What does the word liking mean?

Usage examples for liking

  1. He took a liking to me and I was extremely pleased, I assure you. – Betty Zane by Zane Grey
  2. It is much to his liking, this upper end of the City. – The Book of Khalid by Ameen Rihani
  3. The atmosphere of beauty, of calm in which she lived, the liking and respect I felt for M. and Madame Darbois, and the free play of intelligence and taste I there discovered, made a deep impression on me and I could not forget. – The Idol of Paris by Sarah Bernhardt