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Princeton's WordNet

  1. alike(p), similar, likeadverb

    having the same or similar characteristics

    "all politicians are alike"; "they looked utterly alike"; "friends are generally alike in background and taste"

  2. alike, likewiseadverb


    "parents and teachers alike demanded reforms"

  3. alikeadverb

    in a like manner

    "they walk alike"


  1. alikeadverb

    In the same manner, form, or degree; in common; equally.

    We are all alike concerned in religion.

  2. alikeadjective

    Having resemblance or similitude; similar; without difference.

    The twins were alike.

  3. Etymology: From gelic, reinforced by álíkr.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Alikeadverb

    With resemblance; without difference; in the same manner; in the same form.

    Etymology: from a and like.

    The darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee. Psalm cxxxix. 12.

    With thee conversing, I forget all time;
    All seasons, and their change, all please alike. Parad. Lost.

    Riches cannot rescue from the grave,
    Which claims alike the monarch and the slave. John Dryden, Juv.

    Let us unite at least in an equal zeal for those capital doctrines, which we all equally embrace, and are alike concerned to maintain. Francis Atterbury, his Sermons. Preface to.

    Two handmaids wait the throne: alike in place,
    But diff’ring far in figure and in face. Alexander Pope, Rape of the Lock.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Alikeadjective

    having resemblance or similitude; similar; without difference

  2. Alikeadverb

    in the same manner, form, or degree; in common; equally; as, we are all alike concerned in religion

  3. Etymology: [AS. onlc, gelc; pref. + like.]


  1. Alike

    Alike or Aalike is a village in Bantwal taluk of Dakshina Kannada district. There is a public health centre run by the government of Karnataka. The languages spoken are Tulu and Konkani. There are three educational institutions belonging to Sri Sathya Sai Loka Seva Trust in this village. This includes two schools and also one of the prime Pre-University colleges of Karnataka.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Alike

    a-līk′, adj. like one another: having resemblance.—adv. in the same manner or form: equally: similarly. [A.S. gelíc, anlíc, onlíc. See Like.]

British National Corpus

  1. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'alike' in Adverbs Frequency: #402

Anagrams for alike »

  1. Kalie

  2. alkie

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of alike in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of alike in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of alike in a Sentence

  1. Ronald Newman:

    If enacted, the bills would raise a host of constitutional concerns, undermining public safety and harming immigrants and U.S. citizens alike, they would also lead to significant, unnecessary federal spending and erode US values and norms. They would provide rocket fuel for President Trump's mass deportation agenda.

  2. Fox News:

    The Munich Security Conference will be attended by a large number of U.S. government officials, including leading members of the Senate and House, and my sense is that both Republicans and Democrats alike are going to be going to our allies saying, 'We're all in this together, we need to stay strong, and we need to provide a united front against Putin and make certain that he understands there are huge consequences for him.

  3. Mihaela Noroc:

    Their eyes were strikingly alike.

  4. Unknown:

    Great minds think independently, not alike.

  5. Edwin Markham:

    For all your days be prepared, and meet them ever alike. When you are the anvil, bear -- when you are the hammer, strike.

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  • gleichGerman
  • igual, parecido, semejanteSpanish
  • samannäköinen, samanlainenFinnish
  • pareil, semblable, analogue, pareillementFrench
  • colaikManx
  • simile, nello stesso modoItalian
  • [[同じ]][[よう]]なJapanese
  • idemLatin
  • oropapaMāori
  • gelijk, hetzelfdeDutch
  • похо́же, то́чно та́к же, одина́ково, одина́ковый, похо́жий, тако́й же, подо́бно, подо́бный, схо́жийRussian
  • liknande, likadan, likaSwedish
  • اسی طرحUrdu
  • 一樣Chinese

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