- The definition of alike is having similarities.
Lions and tigers are an example of two things that are alike.
These lion cubs are alike.Licensed from iStockPhoto
Origin: Middle English olike ; from Old English gelic, onlike and amp; Old Norse (g)likr, alikr ; from Proto-Germanic an unverified form galik- ; from an unverified form ga- (; from Indo-European an unverified form ge-, perfective prefix) plush an unverified form lik-: see like
- in the same manner; similarly
- to the same degree; equally
- alikeness noun
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Origin: Middle English alich (influenced by Old Norse ālīkr), blend of ilich (from Old English gelīc) and anlich (from Old English onlīc); see līk- in Indo-European roots.
- a·likeˈness noun