From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishalikea‧like1 /əˈlaɪk/ ●●○ adjective [not before noun] LIKE/SIMILARvery similar My mother and I are alike in many ways.► see thesaurus at similar
Examples from the Corpusalike• As the personal computer market matured, computer makers have realized that not all PC buyers are alike.• The album is boring - all of their songs sound alike.• The two singers do not sound anything alike.• Broadly speaking, all these towns looked alike.• The number of mutations increased as the parents became more alike.• I think my mother and I are very much alike in some ways.• You guys with brains are all alike, man.• Law schools, you see, are more alike than they are different.• You lawyers are all alike. You just talk a lot, tell a few lies, and send the bill.alikealike2 ●●○ adverb 1 LIKE/SIMILARin a similar way The twins were dressed alike. → great minds think alike at great1(15)2 EQUALused to emphasize that you mean both the people, groups, or things that you have just mentioned I learned a lot from teachers and students alike.
Examples from the Corpusalike• The men in the bridal party should dress alike.• Accommodation is at a premium in hotels and private houses alike.• But the same rates of interest should not necessarily be paid to non-residents and residents alike.• Conditions in the aftermath of the 1905 revolution were propitious for stable development in countryside and city alike.• Crocker was one of the largest banks in California, and was respected by investors and rival bankers alike.• Health risks were matters of acceptance for the most part by employers and workers alike.• Sister ministered to staff and patients alike and was known everywhere as the Lady with the Veil.• None the less, consumers and businesses alike are, in the aggregate, deeper in debt than ever before.• Politicians and voters alike are too concerned with short-term problems.Origin alike1 Old English onlic, from on + lic “body”