Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having resemblance or similitude; similar; without difference.
  • adv. In the same manner, form, or degree; in common; equally.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having resemblance or similitude; similar; without difference.
  • adv. In the same manner, form, or degree; in common; equally.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having resemblance or similitude; similar; having or exhibiting no marked or essential difference.
  • In the same manner, form, or degree; in common; equally; both.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having the same or similar characteristics
  • adv. equally
  • adv. in a like manner

Etymologies

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.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old English ġelīċ, reinforced by Old Norse álíkr. (Wiktionary)

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