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a·like

 (ə-līk′)
adj.
Having close resemblance; similar: The twins are as alike as two peas in a pod. Friends are generally alike in background and tastes.
adv.
In the same manner or to the same degree: They dress and walk alike.

[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·like′ness n.

alike

(əˈlaɪk)
adj (postpositive)
possessing the same or similar characteristics: they all look alike to me.
adv
in the same or a similar manner, way, or degree: they walk alike.
[Old English gelīc; see like1]

a•like

(əˈlaɪk)

adv.
1. in the same manner: to treat all customers alike.
2. to the same degree: All three were guilty alike.
adj.
3. similar or comparable: Not all twins are alike.
[before 950; Middle English alyke, in part continuing earlier iliche, ilike, Old English gelīc]
a•like′ness, n.

alike

If two or more things or people are alike, they are similar in some way.

They all looked alike to me.

Be Careful!
Don't use 'alike' in front of a noun. Don't say, for example, 'They wore alike hats'. You say 'They wore similar hats'.

The two companies sell similar products.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.alike - having the same or similar characteristics; "all politicians are alike"; "they looked utterly alike"; "friends are generally alike in background and taste"
unalike, dissimilar - not alike or similar; "as unalike as two people could be"
Adv.1.alike - equally; "parents and teachers alike demanded reforms"
2.alike - in a like manneralike - in a like manner; "they walk alike"

alike

alike

adjective
Possessing the same or almost the same characteristics:
Translations
بِنَفْس الطَّريقَهمُتَشَابِه، سَواء
podobnýstejně
enslig
samanlainensamannäköinen
eins, líkurjafnt, einsnokkurn veginn eins
vienodai
līdzīgsvienādi
skoro to isté
enakopodoben
aynıaynı şekildebenzer

alike

[əˈlaɪk]
A. ADJ they are very alikeson muy parecidos, se parecen mucho
you're all alike!¡sois todos iguales!, ¡todos son iguales! (esp LAm)
to look alikeparecerse
they all look alike to meyo no veo diferencia entre ellos, para mí todos son iguales
B. ADV
1. (= in the same way) → del mismo modo, igual
to think/dress alikepensar/vestir del mismo modo or igual
2. (= both, equally) men and women aliketanto los hombres como las mujeres

alike

[əˈlaɪk]
adjsemblable, pareil(le)
to look alike → se ressembler
The two sisters look alike → Les deuxurs se ressemblent.
adv [behave, treat, think, dress] → pareillement, da façon semblable
winter and summer alike → été comme hiveralimentary canal [ˌælɪˈmɛntəri] ntube m digestif

alike

adj pred, advgleich; they’re/they look very alikesie sind/sehen sich (dat)sehr ähnlich; they all look alike to mefür mich sehen sie alle gleich aus; you men are all alike!ihr Männer seid doch alle gleich!; it’s all alike to memir ist das gleich or einerlei; they always think alikesie sind immer einer Meinung; winter and summer alikeSommer wie Winter

alike

[əˈlaɪk]
1. adj predsimile, uguale
to be alike, to look alike → assomigliarsi
you're all alike! → siete tutti uguali!
2. advallo stesso modo
winter and summer alike → sia d'estate che d'inverno

alike

(əˈlaik) adjective
like one another; similar. Twins are often very alike.
adverb
in the same way. He treated all his children alike.
References in classic literature ?
Jo's bed was never alike two seasons, for she was always trying experiments.
Those from Beecher's party and our workers look all alike to us.
There were no screens or window-blinds in the house, and all the doors and windows stood wide open, letting in flies and sunshine alike.
Well, well; women are not all alike, my dear Pontellier.
But they were all alike, brave, unselfish, humorous--and often ridiculous.
Just within the entrance, however, stood two serving-men, pointing some of the guests to the neighborhood of the kitchen and ushering others into the statelier rooms,--hospitable alike to all, but still with a scrutinizing regard to the high or low degree of each.
Externally, the jollity of aged men has much in common with the mirth of children; the intellect, any more than a deep sense of humour, has little to do with the matter; it is, with both, a gleam that plays upon the surface, and imparts a sunny and cheery aspect alike to the green branch and grey, mouldering trunk.
She had told me, bit by bit, under pressure, a great deal; but a small shifty spot on the wrong side of it all still sometimes brushed my brow like the wing of a bat; and I remember how on this occasion--for the sleeping house and the concentration alike of our danger and our watch seemed to help-- I felt the importance of giving the last jerk to the curtain.
Long seasoned and weather-stained in the typhoons and calms of all four oceans, her old hull's complexion was darkened like a French grenadier's, who has alike fought in Egypt and Siberia.
Remark, however, that in different individuals these rates are different; but in any one they are alike.
They both laughed, and James said, "If it was not for bringing back the past, I should have named him Rob Roy, for I never saw two horses more alike.
To the untrained eye the collection of delicate originals made by the human finger on the glass plates looked about alike; but when enlarged ten times they resembled the markings of a block of wood that has been sawed across the grain, and the dullest eye could detect at a glance, and at a distance of many feet, that no two of the patterns were alike.