alike

adverb
\ ə-ˈlīk How to pronounce alike (audio) \

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

This man is an esteemed progressive journalist, and has just published an exposé on a Trump-alike. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Jordan Peele's Take on The Twilight Zone's "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" Breaks from the Original," 3 Apr. 2019 The newsletter, known for its quippy voice and digestible explainers on nuanced issues, has become a pillar of information for c-suite career women and college students alike. Megan Ditrolio, Marie Claire, "The Founders of theSkimm Launch Their Debut Book: 'How to Skimm Your Life'," 25 Mar. 2019 Macbooks, which recently got center stage when the Macbook Pro gained a flashy touchpad, are traditionally announced quietly whenever Intel's newest chips hit the market to upgrade Macs and PCs alike. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, "For Apple's Big Event on Monday, Hardware Is Just a Sideshow," 21 Mar. 2019 Some fans wondered if the coach thought Abby and Miranda looked alike. Kelly O'sullivan, Country Living, "‘The Voice’ Fans Are All Convinced This Contestant Looks Like Miranda Lambert," 16 Mar. 2019 Changing this model would mean costs go up for seniors and taxpayers alike. WSJ, "Third-Party Payers Muddy Drug Incentives," 10 Jan. 2019 Not only did SpaceX demonstrate the prowess of the Falcon Heavy, but the company also captured the imaginations of rocket geeks and non-space followers alike. Loren Grush, The Verge, "The Verge 2018 tech report card: SpaceX," 29 Dec. 2018 Abloh’s recent appointment to Louis Vuitton certainly helped him gain mainstream name recognition, but Off-White clothes are immortalized by streetwear obsessives and Rihanna alike. Chavie Lieber, Vox, "A breakdown of this year’s brand winners and losers.," 27 Dec. 2018 The truth is that spiders rarely bite us, and nearly all of the reports are actually infections due to resistant Staphylococcus bacteria (MRSA), misdiagnosed by patients and doctors alike. Rob Dunn, Discover Magazine, "Our Attempts to Eradicate Insects are Just Making them Resistant to Pesticides," 16 Nov. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

Boulos has two sisters, Oriane and Sophie, and a look-alike brother, Fares, an actor who trained under famed L.A. acting coach Constance Tillotson. Rose Minutaglio, Town & Country, "Inside Tiffany Trump's Relationship with New Boyfriend Michael Boulos," 18 Mar. 2019 Newsletter Sign-up The current raft of look-alike performances has sent many viewers to Google and YouTube for side-by-side comparisons of the real and the acted. Peter Funt, WSJ, "Hollywood’s Mimicry Can Miss the Point," 21 Feb. 2019 It was recently revealed that Prince Harry and Prince Philip look way more alike than anyone previously realized. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Prince Harry Looks Exactly Like a Young Prince Charles & Fans Are Going Wild," 17 Nov. 2018 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

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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

Adjective and Adverb

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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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 How to pronounce alike (audio) \

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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