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Definition 1: marked by correspondence or resemblance - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where similar or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

(similar is similar to ...) similar in quality or character

"a feeling akin to terror" "kindred souls" "the amateur is closely related to the collector"

(similar is similar to ...) similar or equivalent in some respects though otherwise dissimilar

"brains and computers are often considered analogous" "salmon roe is marketed as analogous to caviar"

(similar is similar to ...) so similar as to be easily identified for another thing

"potentially confusable senses of words" "easily mistakable signals"

(similar is similar to ...) similar in nature

"and mix with our connatural dust"

(similar is similar to ...) similar especially in position or purpose

"a number of corresponding diagonal points"

(similar is similar to ...) having some resemblance

"a quasi success" "a quasi contract"

(similar is similar to ...) having similar disposition and tastes

"with their many similar tastes, he found her a most sympathetic companion"

(means also ...) closely similar or comparable in kind or quality or quantity or degree

"curtains the same color as the walls" "two girls of the same age" "mother and son have the same blue eyes" "animals of the same species" "the same rules as before" "two boxes having the same dimensions" "the same day next year"

(... are attributes of similar) the quality of being similar

Definition 2: resembling or similar; having the same or some of the same characteristics; often used in combination - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where similar or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for similar in the sense of this definition

(similar is similar to ...) of the same turn of mind

(similar is similar to ...) resembling closely

"they have look-alike cars"

(similar is similar to ...) of the same kind

"a locker that usually contained paper, ink, and suchlike equipment"

(means also ...) closely similar or comparable in kind or quality or quantity or degree

"curtains the same color as the walls" "two girls of the same age" "mother and son have the same blue eyes" "animals of the same species" "the same rules as before" "two boxes having the same dimensions" "the same day next year"

Definition 3: having the same or similar characteristics - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where similar or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for similar in the sense of this definition

(... are attributes of similar) similarity in appearance or character or nature between persons or things

"man created God in his own likeness"

Definition 4: capable of replacing or changing places with something else; permitting mutual substitution without loss of function or suitability - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where similar or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • interchangeable electric outlets
  • interchangeable parts

Synonyms for similar in the sense of this definition

(similar is similar to ...) capable of being replaced

Definition 5: (of words) expressing closely related meanings - [adjective satellite denoting all]

(similar is similar to ...) (of words) meaning the same or nearly the same

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