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

Perhaps in the future, the two models will continue to use the Cannes Film Festival as their yearly meeting spot to perplex us all with their stunning look-alike features. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "Bella Hadid and Carla Bruni Twin at Cannes Film Festival Again," 16 May 2019 Hallmarks of pre-war buildings in the U.S., parquet floors are a decorative element beloved by the historically and aesthetically-minded alike. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "Parquet Flooring: What Exactly Is it?," 15 Apr. 2019 The film marks Parker's first starring role, and the start of the Internet's obsession with just how much the two look alike. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "Thandie Newton and Her 14-Year-Old Daughter Nico Parker Basically Look Like Twins," 12 Mar. 2019 At the heart of this pressure to fit in as an athlete, for kids and adults alike, is the mainstream narrative around wellness. Robyn Warren, SELF, "This Is Why I Create Wellness Communities for Geeks," 17 Dec. 2018 Louisville Zoo is like a living classroom, where kids and parents alike can learn about and appreciate our earth’s wild kingdom. The Courier-Journal, "A break from the classroom doesn’t have to be a break from learning," 26 May 2018 The next president will have to confront rampant political violence in much of the country, where personal rivalries or criminal attempts to control governments have led to murderous attacks on officials and political candidates alike. Dudley Althaus, Washington Post, "Here’s what you need to know about Mexico’s presidential election," 1 July 2018 The Bold Type has been hailed by fans and critics alike for its nuanced, diverse portrayals of young working women—something that’s unfortunately come few and far between on TV. Jill Gutowitz, Glamour, "How The Bold Type Gave Us the Realest Female Friendships on TV Since...Ever?," 9 Apr. 2019 The gold medalist has transformed her fierce resolve into a message that fans and peers alike can get behind: your experiences don't define you, so get on out there and keep kicking butt. Alexis Rhiannon, Allure, "How Aly Raisman and Aerie’s New Activewear Collection Supports Sexual Assault Survivors," 4 Apr. 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

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 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

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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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