/saym/, adj.1. identical with what is about to be or has just been mentioned: This street is the same one we were on yesterday.2. being one or identical though having different names, aspects, etc.: These are the same rules though differently worded.3. agreeing in kind, amount, etc.; corresponding: two boxes of the same dimensions.4. unchanged in character, condition, etc.: It's the same town after all these years.pron.5. the same person or thing.6. the same kind or category of thing: You're having steak? I'll have the same, but very rare.7. the very person, thing, or set just mentioned: Sighted sub sank same.8. all the same,a. notwithstanding; nevertheless: You don't have to go but we wish you would, all the same.b. of no difference; immaterial: It's all the same to me whether our team loses or wins.9. just the same,a. in the same manner.b. nevertheless: It was a success, but it could easily have failed, just the same.10. the same, in the same manner; in an identical or similar way: I see the same through your glasses as I do through mine.Syn. 1-3. corresponding, interchangeable, equal. SAME, SIMILAR agree in indicating a correspondence between two or more things. SAME means alike in kind, degree, quality; that is, identical (with): to eat the same food every day; at the same price. SIMILAR means like, resembling, having certain qualities in common, somewhat the same as, of nearly the same kind as: similar in appearance; Don't treat them as if they were the same when they are only similar.Ant. 1. different. 3. unlike.
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