Alike meaning

ə-līk
In the same manner or to the same degree.

They dress and walk alike.

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The definition of alike is having similarities.

Lions and tigers are an example of two things that are alike.

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Like one another; showing resemblance; similar.
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In the same manner; similarly.
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Having close resemblance; similar.

The twins are as alike as two peas in a pod. Friends are generally alike in background and tastes.

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To the same degree; equally.
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Having resemblance or similitude; similar; without difference.

The twins were alike.

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

We are all alike concerned in religion.

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Origin of alike

  • Middle English alich (influenced by Old Norse ālīkr) blend of ilich (from Old English gelīc) anlich (from Old English onlīc) līk- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old English ġelīċ, reinforced by Old Norse álíkr.

    From Wiktionary