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

But other than their genre and box office successes, the films—and their heroes—are nothing alike. Jill Gutowitz, Glamour, "Captain Marvel Is a New Kind of Female Hero," 11 Mar. 2019 No two days are alike for Stroeve, who splits her time between poring over computer data, presenting findings at conferences or to policymakers, writing papers, and of course, heading out to the field to collect observations. Hans Aschim, Harper's BAZAAR, "Three Women in Science Who Broke the Glass Ceiling," 5 Oct. 2018 In the popular conception, almost all great teams are alike in possessing it. Ben Rowen, The Atlantic, "Finding the Formula for Team Chemistry," 15 June 2018 But Union also got some backup from her famous friends and fans alike. Abby Gardner, Glamour, "Gabrielle Union Has No Time for People Shaming Her for Kissing Her Baby on the Lips," 7 Dec. 2018 On this Juneteenth, individuals and politicians alike are remembering our past, and working for a more equitable future. Renae Reints, Fortune, "Juneteenth: America's Second Independence Day," 19 June 2018 Fortnite brought an entirely new social experience to the internet and the real world alike. David Pierce, WSJ, "Tech That Will Change Your Life in 2019," 30 Dec. 2018 The Hollywood legend is celebrating her 97th birthday, and fans and friends alike are commemorating the major milestone with touching tributes to The Golden Girls star. Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "Betty White Just Turned 97 and Literally Everyone Is Celebrating," 17 Jan. 2019 With the money flowing and regulations easing, designers and hopeful travelers alike are likely to enjoy the tailwinds that the year offers. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "Supersonic Airliners Are About to Take Off. Again.," 7 Jan. 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

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 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

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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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