Alike ( adjective , adverb )

(As an adjective)

Alike ( adjective )

  1. Similar in appearance, character, or nature; resembling one another.
  2. Having the same characteristics; similar.

Origin:

From old english gelīc, līc, from proto-germanic *līkaz, *gelīkaz (compare german gleich, dutch gelijk, gothic 𐌻𐌴𐌹𐌺𐍃 (leiks)), from proto-indo-european *leyǝǵ- (compare latin līcus, greek λεῖος (leîos)), from *ley- (to leave, let go) + *-ǵ- (to lie, lay down) (compare old english lēon, old norse leggja, latin lātus, lithuanian leisti).

Examples:

  1. The two sisters looked alike, but they were very different in personality.
  2. The two paintings were alike in style, but one was a copy of the other.
  3. The two coins were alike in every detail.
  4. He looked exactly alike his father.
  5. The two houses are almost alike except for the color.

(As an adverb)

Alike ( adverb )

  1. Similar in appearance, character, or nature; resembling one another.
  2. Having the same characteristics; similar.

Origin:

From old english gelīc, līc, from proto-germanic *līkaz, *gelīkaz (compare german gleich, dutch gelijk, gothic 𐌻𐌴𐌹𐌺𐍃 (leiks)), from proto-indo-european *leyǝǵ- (compare latin līcus, greek λεῖος (leîos)), from *ley- (to leave, let go) + *-ǵ- (to lie, lay down) (compare old english lēon, old norse leggja, latin lātus, lithuanian leisti).

Examples:

  1. The two sisters looked alike, but they were very different in personality.
  2. The two paintings were alike in style, but one was a copy of the other.
  3. The two coins were alike in every detail.
  4. He looked exactly alike his father.
  5. The two houses are almost alike except for the color.
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