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Princeton's WordNet

  1. alike(p), similar, like(adverb)

    having the same or similar characteristics

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

  2. alike, likewise(adverb)


    "parents and teachers alike demanded reforms"

  3. alike(adverb)

    in a like manner

    "they walk alike"


  1. alike(Adverb)

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

    We are all alike concerned in religion.

    Etymology: From gelic, reinforced by álíkr.

  2. alike(Adjective)

    Having resemblance or similitude; similar; without difference.

    The twins were alike.

    Etymology: From gelic, reinforced by álíkr.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Alike(adj)

    having resemblance or similitude; similar; without difference

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

  2. Alike(adverb)

    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. Eric Schmitt:

    Aggregating the Vehicle Stops Report is an important duty of my office, and it serves as a tool to law enforcement and agencies alike to identify disparities and improve practices, it's my hope that this report will help provide that Missourians are receiving the best possible protection under the law from law enforcement, who work and sacrifice every day to ensure our safety.

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    I sometimes think that we are like Stars in the Galaxy, the Time-travellers, millions and trillions of them are being born and being deceased every moment, as I write this note. Those who are being born right now cannot be seen by us, until the light from them should reach to us after many centuries or milleniums to come. The Stars twinkle, brighten our world, and many a times they burst into Supernova to illuminate the whole of universe. Just like Stars, we too like to leave our marks, with our divine sparks of intelligence that transform into our creations, writings, paintings, poetry, and inventions etc, something that we always struggle to salvage from the inebitable great dance of death. And each Star thus becomes the mirror that reflects that divine light within us, the humans and all the life on Earth alike.

  3. 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.

  4. Prime Minister Kenny Anthony:

    The report confirms that `the blacklist or death lists' referenced by the media, human rights organizations, victims' families and citizens alike did exist.

  5. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche:

    The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher regard those who think alike than those who think differently.

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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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