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alike

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adverb \ə-ˈlīk\

Definition of alike

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

Examples of alike in a sentence

  1. <regulations that are disapproved of by teachers and students alike>

14th Century

First Known Use of alike

14th century


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alike

adjective

Definition of alike

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

alikeness

noun

Examples of alike in a sentence

  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 and Etymology 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


ALIKE Defined for English Language Learners

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alike

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adverb \ə-ˈlīk\

Definition of alike for English Language Learners

  • : in the same way


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alike

adjective

Definition of alike for English Language Learners

  • : similar in appearance, nature, or form


ALIKE Defined for Kids

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alike

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adverb \ə-ˈlīk\

Definition of alike for Students

  1. :  in the same way <The two friends think alike.>


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alike

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adjective

Definition of alike for Students

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



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