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same

[ seym ]SEE DEFINITION OF same
  • adj.alike, identical
  • adj.unchanging

Synonyms for same

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Antonyms for same

  • different
  • dissimilar
  • unequal
  • unlike
  • changing
  • inconsistent
  • polar
  • variable
  • wavering
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SAME

And still, dearest Philothea, your heart speaks the same language.

Dad and the mater both say the same now—they're more severe than I was.

It expresses the same transparent innocence, the same mild love.

Might not the same history be told of much that is believed?

This and other extracts from the same poet are translated by Thomas Moore, Esq.

The Graces were often worshipped in the same temple with the Muses.

Cleonica, attended by Geta and Milza, travelled under the same protection.

"You're carryin' on the same way yourself," ventured his mother.

"And that would be all the same as telling Alcibiades himself," rejoined Milza.

At the same time I will carry him some berries as a present.

WORD ORIGIN

perhaps abstracted from Old English swa same "the same as," but more likely from Old Norse same, samr "same," both from Proto-Germanic *sama- "same" (cf. Old Saxon, Old High German, Gothic sama, Old High German samant, German samt "together, with," Gothic samana "together," Dutch zamelen "to collect," German zusammen "together"), from PIE *samos "same," from root *sem- (1) "one," also "as one" (adv.), "together with" (cf. Sanskrit samah "even, level, similar, identical;" Avestan hama "similar, the same;" Greek hama "together with, at the same time," homos "one and the same," homios "like, resembling," homalos "even;" Latin similis "like;" Old Irish samail "likeness;" Old Church Slavonic samu "himself").

Old English had lost the pure form of the word; the modern word replaced synonymous ilk. As a pronoun from c.1300. Colloquial phrase same here as an exclamation of agreement is from 1895. Same difference curious way to say "equal," is attested from 1945.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SAME

alike

adjectivesimilar

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adjectiveequivalent
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