What does alike mean?

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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.

    Etymology: From gelic, reinforced by álíkr.

  2. alikeadjective

    Having resemblance or similitude; similar; without difference.

    The twins were alike.

    Etymology: From gelic, reinforced by álíkr.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Alikeadjective

    having resemblance or similitude; similar; without difference

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

  2. Alikeadverb

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

    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

How to pronounce alike?

  1. Alex
    US English

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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. Bill Huizenga:

    It’s clear that Michigan is a hot spot for COVID-19. To prevent further spread and save lives, the Biden administration should adopt a surge strategy and increase vaccine allocation to Michigan instead of advocating for shutting down the economy, manufacturers, restaurantsand small businesses alike are still trying to recover from the mandated government shutdowns over the past year.

  2. Marcus Aurelius:

    Death and life, success and failure, pain and pleasure, wealth and poverty, all these happen to good and bad alike, and they are neither noble nor shameful – and hence neither good nor bad.

  3. Commander Admiral Scott Swift:

    Claimants and non-claimants alike are transferring larger shares of national wealth to develop more capable naval forces beyond what is needed merely for self defense.

  4. Confucius:

    By nature, men are nearly alike by practice, they get to be wide apart.

  5. Alexander Pope:

    It is with our judgments as with our watches; no two go just alike, yet each believes his own.

Images & Illustrations of alike

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Translations for alike

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  • gleichGerman
  • semejante, parecido, igualSpanish
  • samannäköinen, samanlainenFinnish
  • pareillement, analogue, semblable, pareilFrench
  • colaikManx
  • simile, nello stesso modoItalian
  • [[同じ]][[よう]]なJapanese
  • idemLatin
  • oropapaMāori
  • gelijk, hetzelfdeDutch
  • схо́жий, подо́бный, подо́бно, тако́й же, похо́жий, похо́же, одина́ковый, одина́ково, то́чно та́к жеRussian
  • liknande, likadan, likaSwedish
  • اسی طرحUrdu
  • 一樣Chinese

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