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

Marino met with Parton fans who held a look-alike contest at The Rink. Chris Granger, NOLA.com, "Dolly Parton look-alikes parade down Magazine Street," 3 May 2018 Some of those brands run the risk of looking a lot alike. Nate Berg, Curbed, "McDonald’s 2.0," 11 Apr. 2018 Fans and celebrities alike were excited about Janet's direction for the episode. Allie Gemmill, Teen Vogue, "Janet Mock Wrote and Directed an Episode of "Pose" and Made TV History," 9 July 2018 With the show’s eighth and final season looming, fans and stars alike are preparing to say goodbye. Jamie Ducharme, Time, "Maisie Williams Said Goodbye to Game of Thrones in a Very Game of Thrones Way," 7 July 2018 New and old fans alike will be able to catch the rising performer make his Taste of Chicago debut next month on the same day as his album release, a sort of unofficial launch party for the project. Britt Julious, chicagotribune.com, "Matt Muse goes the self-love route on his latest, 'Nappy Talk'," 28 June 2018 There were no fireworks after all, but Tesla’s shareholder meeting on Tuesday still had plenty to offer the automaker’s fans and critics alike. Kevin Kelleher, Fortune, "6 Things We Just Learned from Tesla's Shareholder Meeting," 6 June 2018 Broadcom CEO Hock Tan is matching Smith’s thesis and raising him an industry: All enterprise technologies look alike to Broadcom. Aaron Pressman, Fortune, "Data Sheet—The Thinking Behind Broadcom's CA Technologies Acquisition," 12 July 2018 There’s something so special about having a diverse family, in which some people don’t look alike. The Cut, The Cut, "The Adopted Mom Who Cherishes Her Biological Daughter," 21 June 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

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 And the skin, gut and tongue microbiota were all more alike among family members compared to outsiders. Julissa Treviño, Smithsonian, "A Surprising Way Dogs Are Similar to Humans," 23 Apr. 2018 Instead, Webber filmed a Melbourne stage production in 2012 and a look-alike national tour is now playing through Sunday at the San Diego Civic Theatre. Pam Kragen, sandiegouniontribune.com, "'Love Never Dies' looks great, but less filling," 29 Mar. 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

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aliipoe

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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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