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alike

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adverb \ə-ˈlīk\

Simple Definition of alike

  • : in the same way

Full Definition of alike

  1. :  in the same manner, form, or degree :  equally <was denounced by teachers and students alike>


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alike

adjective

Simple Definition of alike

  • : similar in appearance, nature, or form

Full Definition of alike

  1. :  exhibiting close resemblance without being identical <alike in their beliefs>

alike·ness noun

Examples of alike

  1. The two cars are much alike.

  2. <all the houses in the neighborhood are alike in that they all have a one-car garage and a fenced-in backyard>



Origin of alike

Middle English ilik, ilich (from Old English gelīc) & alik, alteration of Old English onlīc, from on + līc body — more at like


First Known Use: 15th century



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