[ uh-lahyk ]
/ əˈlaɪk /


in the same manner or form; similarly: They treated all customers alike.
to the same degree; equally: All three were guilty alike.


having resemblance or similarity; having or showing no marked or important difference: He thinks all politicians are alike.

Origin of alike

before 950; Middle English alyke < Scandinavian; compare Old Norse ālīkr, cognate with Old English onlīc, Old High German analīh; replacing Middle English ilich, Old English gelīc, cognate with Old Saxon gilīk, Old High German gilīh (German gleich), Gothic galeiks, Old Norse (g)līkr; see like1


a·like·ness, nounhalf-a·like, adjectiveun·a·like, adjective, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for alike

/ (əˈlaɪk) /

adjective (postpositive)

possessing the same or similar characteristicsthey all look alike to me


in the same or a similar manner, way, or degreethey walk alike

Word Origin for alike

Old English gelīc; see like 1
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