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 week: Explain humorously how any two or more of the items above are alike, different or otherwise connected, as in the example above. Washington Post, "Style Invitational Week 1348: Same Difference," 5 Sep. 2019 Meanwhile, Warren seems to be wowing voters and party insiders alike. Paul Waldman, The Denver Post, "Waldman: Where is Elizabeth Warren’s health care plan?," 26 Aug. 2019 Africa is the birthplace of Africans and African Americans alike. Elizabeth Montgomery, azcentral, "How Phoenix marked the 400th anniversary of slavery in America," 22 Aug. 2019 These inter-squad practices are valuable evaluation opportunities for coaches and observers alike, and Garoppolo might be the Niner the most to prove over the weekend. Dieter Kurtenbach, The Mercury News, "Kurtenbach: Jimmy Garoppolo’s nightmare practice highlights a big concern for the 49ers," 14 Aug. 2019 Its feeding habits are a major contributor to climate change, that great existential threat to man and beast alike. Matt Ford, The New Republic, "This Land Is Their Land, Too," 12 Aug. 2019 Love stories are like Tolstoy’s unhappy families: no two of them are alike. Kenneth Turan, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: ‘Marianne & Leonard’ reveals the love that inspired a legend," 25 July 2019 For such a small town, there are lots of fun trips for locals and visitors alike. Scott Mcmurren, Anchorage Daily News, "Trails, mountain views, giant pancakes and great beer: a weekend in Talkeetna has a lot to offer," 20 July 2019 There's strength in being vulnerable (Photo: KPMG) Understanding your personal strengths and weaknesses is important for leaders of a company and players on a team alike. Danielle Page, USA TODAY, "A Women’s Leadership Summit with the goal of helping advance more women into the C-Suite," 8 July 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

Grande is suing the clothing chain Forever 21 and its spin-off cosmetics brand, Riley Rose, alleging the company used a look-alike model to impersonate her in a new ad campaign. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, "Ariana Grande suing Forever 21 for $10 million for using look-alike model and copying music video," 4 Sep. 2019 Elizabeth Hurley’s look-alike son is following in her high-fashion footsteps! Colleen Kratofil, PEOPLE.com, "Elizabeth Hurley's Son Damian Recreates Her Iconic Versace Safety Pin Outfit on Red Carpet," 25 July 2019 More than once the duo winds up in the middle of the action; these two tiny, novice look-alike cops are underestimated by everyone. Carolyn Kellogg, Houston Chronicle, "Kate Atkinson’s dreamy detective returns in ‘Big Sky’," 28 June 2019 More than once the duo winds up in the middle of the action; these two tiny, novice look-alike cops are underestimated by everyone. Carolyn Kellogg, Houston Chronicle, "Kate Atkinson’s dreamy detective returns in ‘Big Sky’," 28 June 2019 More than once the duo winds up in the middle of the action; these two tiny, novice look-alike cops are underestimated by everyone. Carolyn Kellogg, Houston Chronicle, "Kate Atkinson’s dreamy detective returns in ‘Big Sky’," 28 June 2019 More than once the duo winds up in the middle of the action; these two tiny, novice look-alike cops are underestimated by everyone. Carolyn Kellogg, Washington Post, "Kate Atkinson’s dreamy detective returns, and his first case is a tangle of sex and lies," 20 June 2019 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

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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

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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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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