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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 ?
Of course," added Miss Cornelia scornfully, "it wasn't one of those freak resemblances you read of in novels where two people are so much alike that they can fill each other's places and their nearest and dearest can't tell between them.
To speak truth, and be skilful with bow and arrow"--so seemed it alike pleasing and hard to the people from whom cometh my name--the name which is alike pleasing and hard to me.
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.
Hence it arises that Ills abound, for they come not one by one, but in troops, and by no means singly: while the Goods proceed from Jupiter, and are given, not alike to all, but singly, and separately; and one by one to those who are able to discern them.
Like all sea-going ship carpenters, and more especially those belonging to whaling vessels, he was, to a certain off-handed, practical extent, alike experienced in numerous trades and callings collateral to his own; the carpenter's pursuit being the ancient and outbranching trunk of all those numerous handicrafts which more or less have to do with wood as an auxiliary material.
Different as those two women were, Agafea Mihalovna and Katya, as his brother Nikolay had called her, and as Levin particularly liked to call her now, they were quite alike in this.
Neither does he receive or let pass into the fortress any true word of advice; if any one says to him that some pleasures are the satisfactions of good and noble desires, and others of evil desires, and that he ought to use and honour some and chastise and master the others--whenever this is repeated to him he shakes his head and says that they are all alike, and that one is as good as another.
The God of Day Impartial, quickening with his ray Evil and good alike, beheld The carcass--and the carcass swelled
It is evident from what has been said, that a herile and a political government are not the same, or that all governments are alike to each other, as some affirm; for one is adapted to the nature of freemen, the other to that of slaves.
Yet his style, for the most part devoid alike of artifice and art, almost baldly simple and direct, seems hardly compatible with the disingenuousness of a merely literary intention; one would call it the manner of one more concerned for the fruits of research than for the flowers of expression.
Leaves of the Nenuphars and silken skirts the same pale green, On flower and laughing face alike the same rose-tints are seen; Like some blurred tapestry they blend within the lake displayed: You cannot part the leaves from silk, the lily from the maid.
It has fifty millions of inhabitants, and as the colour of the Filthy Pool does not wash off, they all look exactly alike.