Alike Definition

Having close resemblance; similar.
The twins are as alike as two peas in a pod. Friends are generally alike in background and tastes.
American Heritage
Like one another; showing resemblance; similar.
Webster's New World

Having resemblance or similitude; similar; without difference.

The twins were alike.
In the same manner or to the same degree.
They dress and walk alike.
American Heritage
In the same manner; similarly.
Webster's New World
To the same degree; equally.
Webster's New World

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

We are all alike concerned in religion.

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

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