[not before noun] very similar My sister and I do not look alike. Airports are all alike to me. Though John and Andrew look exactly alike, they act quite differently. compare unlike More Like This Adjectives that do not come before a noun afloat, addicted, afraid, alike, alive, alone, ashamed, asleep, awakeSee worksheet. Word Origin 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).