alike

adverb
\ə-ˈlīk \

Definition of alike 

(Entry 1 of 2)

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

alike

adjective

Definition of alike (Entry 2 of 2)

: exhibiting close resemblance without being identical alike in their beliefs

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Other Words from alike

Adjective

alikeness noun

Examples of alike in a Sentence

Adverb

regulations that are disapproved of by teachers and students alike

Adjective

The two cars are much alike. all the houses in the neighborhood are alike in that they all have a one-car garage and a fenced-in backyard
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Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb

Following news of his death at 26 in September, his memory has been kept alive by fans and celebrities alike, including his ex-girlfriend Ariana Grande, who recently posted a tribute to him on Thanksgiving. Allie Gemmill, Teen Vogue, "Spotify Released Two New Mac Miller Songs Recorded a Month Before His Death," 30 Nov. 2018 In the first few years following its launch in 2008, Groupon was one of the darlings of the startup world after introducing the concept of daily deals to online consumers, igniting a frenzy among deal seekers and local businesses alike. Jason Del Rey, Recode, "Groupon is looking for a buyer," 7 July 2018 For now, Republican challengers in a handful of heartland states argue that President Donald Trump deserves room to negotiate in his bid to yield better deals for American businesses and consumers alike. Tory Newmyer, chicagotribune.com, "Trump tariffs could test unity for Republican candidates in key Senate races," 5 July 2018 But so far the imposition or threat of tariffs has mostly inflamed trading partners and allies alike, eliciting promises of retaliatory countermeasures and legal filings challenging the administration’s actions at the World Trade Organization. Jim Puzzanghera, latimes.com, "In prelude to trade war, U.S. details tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese goods," 15 June 2018 Even as Ohtani has wowed fans and fellow players alike, his season hasn’t been entirely smooth. Alex Putterman, The Atlantic, "Shohei Ohtani Is Proving Himself Already," 5 June 2018 These exports are important to both the family farm and large agricultural businesses alike. Jim Turner, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Agriculture commissioner candidates say NAFTA hurts Florida farmers," 30 May 2018 The last op-ed Jamal published was a call to end the war for the sake of Yemenis and Saudis alike. Michael R. Gordon, WSJ, "Analysis: Path Grows Rockier for Trump’s Saudi Policy," 18 Nov. 2018 Despite the weather causing a delay in the night’s programming, by 10:00 p.m., a joyful cacophony filled the room with celebrities, art worlders, and creatives alike discussing the exhibit, Art Basel plans, and David Hockney’s record-breaking sale. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "Karlie Kloss, Gwyneth Paltrow, and More Brave the Snow to Attend the 2018 Guggenheim International Gala," 16 Nov. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

Why Verge readers might care: Mr. Robot star Rami Malek plays Mercury, and early looks at the movie have mostly focused on his sound-alike performance and impressive mimicry of the singer’s moves and body language. Tasha Robinson, The Verge, "The Verge fall movie preview, November 2018," 6 Sep. 2018 As more Sacred Riana look-alike characters walked on stage and began attacking her, the magician started scaling the wall as if she was possessed by a demon and desperately trying to escape. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "'America's Got Talent' Fans Enraged After Sacred Riana's Act Was Mysteriously "Cut Off"," 22 Aug. 2018 In just about 15 minutes, green florist tape ($4.99; Amazon.com) and artificial vine ($6.24; Amazon.com) can turn a power cord into a look-alike house plant. Marlisse Cepeda, Woman's Day, "The Quick DIY Trick That Camouflages Messy Power Cords," 5 Nov. 2014 The look-alike audience feature allows marketers to examine their existing customers or voters for certain propensities — like big spending — and have Facebook find other users with similar tendencies. Author: Natasha Singer, Anchorage Daily News, "What you don’t know about how Facebook uses your data," 12 Apr. 2018 On game days, weekends, and warm summer evenings, tourists, celebrities, and Philadelphians alike flock to the intersection, seeking ribbons of steak oozing with cheese. Caitlin Mccabe, Philly.com, "Across from Philadelphia's cheesesteak mecca, a South Philly neighborhood fights over its future," 26 Apr. 2018 The season 2 finale has its own twists, including the revelation that Dolores, in a look-alike body, has replaced Charlotte Hale, and that in some distant future, the Man in Black becomes a host clone in his own right. Tasha Robinson, The Verge, "Question Club: What do we want from Westworld season 3?," 2 July 2018 The models proved there were no hard feelings about their look-alike ensembles with a joint photo on Instagram. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Two Actresses Showed Up in Nearly Identical Sheer Cape Dresses in Cannes," 11 May 2018 One memorable twist introduces an almost uniform corps de ballet of 10: nine look-alike women in formation with a man who’s both similar and different enough to create a marvelously disconcerting effect. Alastair Macaulay, New York Times, "Review: San Francisco Ballet’s Unbound Festival Plunges Into the New," 22 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of alike

Adverb

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for alike

Adverb

see alike entry 2

Adjective

Middle English ilik, ilich (from Old English gelīc) & alik, alteration of Old English onlīc, from on + līc body — more at like entry 1

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Dictionary Entries near alike

aligreek

alii

aliipoe

alike

Alikuluf

alilonghi

alim

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The first known use of alike was in the 14th century

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More Definitions for alike

alike

adverb

English Language Learners Definition of alike

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: in the same way

alike

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of alike (Entry 2 of 2)

: similar in appearance, nature, or form

alike

adverb
\ə-ˈlīk \

Kids Definition of alike

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: in the same way The two friends think alike.

alike

adjective

Kids Definition of alike (Entry 2 of 2)

: being like each other : similar in appearance, nature, or form All the shapes are alike.

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