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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.


  1. Alike

    Alike or Aalike (Village ID 617591) is a village in Bantwal taluk of Dakshina Kannada district, Karnataka, India. The languages spoken are Tulu, Kannada, Beary, Urdu, and Konkani. According to the 2011 census it has a population of 5840 living in 1041 households. Its main agriculture product is arecanut growing.There is a public health centre run by the government of Karnataka. The Sri Sathya Sai Loka Seva Educational Institutions has three campuses in and near Alike, with 1500 students.


  1. alike

    Alike is an adjective or adverb that refers to two or more things having the same or very similar qualities, properties, or characteristics. When things are alike, they share common features, appearances, nature or behavior. It implies a close comparison or having a strong resemblance.

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

  3. lakie

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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. Julia Tinetti:

    We had an event that we went to that we dressed alike -- our socks matched, our sneakers matched, our sunglasses matched our shorts were black -- she made us tank tops that said that she was the big sister and I was Cassandra Madison, we kind of just went with it like as a joke. It was not serious at all.

  2. Anthony Leiserowitz:

    Pope Francis has become the most admired man in America and when he speaks, he speaks with a loud megaphone, one that reaches all people, Catholics and non-Catholics alike, climate change is not just a political issue, it’s a moral and religious issue and he will ask people, ‘What does my religious faith have to tell me and guide me about climate change?’ And it turns out that he’s speaking to a very willing audience within the Catholic community.

  3. Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad Al-Malki:

    We see today that the issue of Palestine and the Palestinian question, the issue of Jerusalem and the occupation of Jerusalem, is the most important issue for all Muslims and Arabs and the world alike.

  4. John Fitzgerald Kennedy:

    Unconditional war can no longer lead to unconditional victory. It can no longer serve to settle disputes. It can no longer be of concern to great powers alone. For a nuclear disaster, spread by winds and waters and fear, could well engulf the great and the small, the rich and the poor, the committed and the uncommitted alike. Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind.

  5. Spiro Agnew:

    Yippies, Hippies, Yahoos, Black Panthers, lions and tigers alike -- I would swap the whole damn zoo for the kind of young Americans I saw in Vietnam.

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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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