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


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

adjective (postpositive)

  1. possessing the same or similar characteristicsthey all look alike to me


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

c.1300, aliche, from Old English gelic and/or onlice “similar,” from Proto-Germanic *galikam “associated form” (cf. Old Frisian gelik, German gleich, Gothic galeiks, Old Norse glikr; see like (adj.)).

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