- (Of two or more people or things) similar to each other: the brothers were very much alike the houses all looked alikeMore example sentences
similar, the same, indistinguishable, identical, uniform, interchangeable, undifferentiated, homogeneous, much the same, of a piece, cut from the same cloth; resembling, corresponding, like, parallel, analogous, cognate
- Directly opposite him, on the other side of the enclosed space, were two doors, exactly alike and side by side.
- Other than in the most trivial sense that identical twins look more alike than most people, this is simply false.
- If there is any message I would send to all my fellow humans - it would be that we are more alike than we are different.
adverbBack to top
- 1In the same or a similar way: the girls dressed alike in black trousers and jacketsMore example sentences
- And, just to underline their point they even insisted on dressing alike, all the time.
- The culture appears to be undergoing some kind of revival among those who like to express their individuality by dressing alike.
- Maybe you and your sister have always dressed alike or gotten your hair cut the same way.
- 1.1Used to show that something applies equally to a number of specified subjects: he talked in a friendly manner to staff and patients alikeMore example sentences
- He said the dispute had been long-running and a cause of concern to staff and patients alike.
- Yet, despite all this activity, the subject remains a cause of frustration for doctors and patients alike.
- These lunchtime performances continue to be popular with staff, patients and visitors alike.
Old English gelīc, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch gelijk and German gleich, reinforced in Middle English by Old Norse álíkr (adjective) and álíka (adverb).