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SIMILAR

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does similar mean? 

SIMILAR (adjective)
  The adjective SIMILAR has 5 senses:

1. marked by correspondence or resemblance
2. having the same or similar characteristics
3. resembling or similar; having the same or some of the same characteristics; often used in combination
4. (of words) expressing closely related meanings
5. capable of replacing or changing places with something else; permitting mutual substitution without loss of function or suitability

  Familiarity information: SIMILAR used as an adjective is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


SIMILAR (adjective)


Sense 1similar [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Marked by correspondence or resemblance

Context examples:

similar food at similar prices / problems similar to mine / they wore similar coats

Similar:

siamese; twin (very similar)

quasi (having some resemblance)

corresponding (similar especially in position or purpose)

connatural (similar in nature)

confusable; mistakable (so similar as to be easily identified for another thing)

analogous; correspondent (similar or equivalent in some respects though otherwise dissimilar)

akin; kindred; related (similar or related in quality or character)

Also:

same (closely similar or comparable in kind or quality or quantity or degree)

Attribute:

similarity (the quality of being similar)

Antonym:

dissimilar (not similar)


Sense 2similar [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having the same or similar characteristics

Synonyms:

alike; similar; like

Context examples:

all politicians are alike / they looked utterly alike / friends are generally alike in background and taste

Attribute:

alikeness; likeness; similitude (similarity in appearance or character or nature between persons or things)


Sense 3similar [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Resembling or similar; having the same or some of the same characteristics; often used in combination

Synonyms:

like; similar

Context examples:

suits of like design / a limited circle of like minds / members of the cat family have like dispositions / as like as two peas in a pod / doglike devotion / a dreamlike quality

Similar:

like-minded (of the same turn of mind)

look-alike (resembling closely)

suchlike (of the same kind)

Also:

same (closely similar or comparable in kind or quality or quantity or degree)


Sense 4similar [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(of words) expressing closely related meanings

Similar:

synonymous ((of words) meaning the same or nearly the same)


Sense 5similar [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Capable of replacing or changing places with something else; permitting mutual substitution without loss of function or suitability

Synonyms:

standardized; standardised; interchangeable; exchangeable; similar

Context examples:

interchangeable electric outlets / interchangeable parts

Similar:

replaceable (capable of being replaced)


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