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

Since the release of the podcast, friends and strangers alike have come out of the woodwork to offer the support that was previously so lacking in my life. Washington Post, "I opened up about my stalker to a true crime podcast. Here’s why it helped me heal.," 19 June 2019 Also coming: a lagoon-style outdoor pool, available to inn guests and spa clients alike. Pamela Wright, BostonGlobe.com, "Briar Barn Inn in Rowley: A cute new inn in an unlikely place," 18 June 2019 Waving small white flags under a giant Mexican flag at the El Chaparral border facility in Tijuana, dignitaries and federal Mexican officials vowed Monday to care for the human rights of all people who come to Mexico — visitors and migrants alike. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Mexico readies to receive Central American migrants as part of federal program aimed at welcoming visitors," 18 June 2019 Most candidates who come from outside the political universe start with zero name recognition and no fundraising chops — scientists aren’t used to calling up friends and strangers alike and begging for career cash. Joe Garofoli, SFChronicle.com, "Flipping climate-change deniers from political office," 18 June 2019 But real pay has grown in high- and low-productivity industries alike. The Economist, "The rising cost of education and health care is less troubling than believed," 18 June 2019 Cream City Hostel, 500 E. Center St. in Riverwest, will soon open its doors to international and domestic travelers alike. Alexa Buechler, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Cream City Hostel getting ready to open in Riverwest," 18 June 2019 In order to shame churchmen and laypeople alike into being less focused on wealth and luxury, moralists mobilized all the rhetorical weapons at their disposal. Sara Lipton, The New York Review of Books, "A Terribly Durable Myth," 17 June 2019 Connecticut Farm Bureau President Don Tuller said there's a lot of interest from veteran farmers and newcomers alike in growing industrial hemp, which advocates say has thousands of uses. Susan Haigh, courant.com, "Connecticut OKs dozens of hemp grower licenses for pilot," 17 June 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

The one-time token numbers are short-lived, but they can still be obtained by quick-moving attackers who enter credentials into a real Google account immediately after a target enters them in to a look-alike phishing site. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "I’ll be passing on Google’s new 2fa for logins on iPhones and iPads. Here’s why," 12 June 2019 Three Chiefs pulls off the miraculous feat of turning confections into beer, producing taste-alike riffs on baked goods from banana bread to crème brûlée. David Klein, latimes.com, "What goes into an $899 bottle of beer? Lots of coconut and hype," 10 June 2019 But analysts and Turkey’s allies alike question whether Ankara can bring the desperate and disparate rebel fighters to heel. Angela Charlton, The Seattle Times, "Syria: Everyone else’s battleground, in both war and peace," 25 Sep. 2018 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

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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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