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same

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adjective \ˈsām\

Simple Definition of same

  • : not different

  • : exactly like someone or something else

  • : not changed : exactly like an earlier version, event, etc.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of same

  1. 1a :  resembling in every relevant respectb :  conforming in every respect —used with as

  2. 2a :  being one without addition, change, or discontinuance :  identicalb :  being the one under discussion or already referred to

  3. 3 :  corresponding so closely as to be indistinguishable

  4. 4 :  equal in size, shape, value, or importance —usually used with the or a demonstrative (as that, those) in all senses

Examples of same in a sentence

  1. The words their and there are pronounced in exactly the same way but spelled differently.

  2. She gave the same answer as before.

  3. He eats the same breakfast every day.

  4. The same thing happened to me yesterday.



Origin and Etymology of same

Middle English, from Old Norse samr; akin to Old High German sama same, Latin simulis like, simul together, at the same time, similis like, sem- one, Greek homos same, hama together, hen-, heis one


First Known Use: 13th century

Synonym Discussion of same

same, selfsame, very, identical, equivalent, equal mean not different or not differing from one another. same may imply and selfsame always implies that the things under consideration are one thing and not two or more things <took the same route> <derived from the selfsame source>. very, like selfsame, may imply identity, or, like same, may imply likeness in kind <the very point I was trying to make>. identical may imply selfsameness or suggest absolute agreement in all details <identical results>. equivalent implies amounting to the same thing in worth or significance <two houses equivalent in market value>. equal implies being identical in value, magnitude, or some specified quality <equal shares in the business>.

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same

pronoun

Simple Definition of same

  • the same : someone or something that is exactly like another person or thing being discussed or referred to

  • the same : someone or something that has not changed : something that is exactly like it was at an earlier time

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of same

  1. 1 :  something identical with or similar to another

  2. 2 :  something or someone previously mentioned or described —often used with the or a demonstrative (as that, those) in both senses

all the same

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just the same

  1. :  despite everything :  nevertheless

Examples of same in a sentence

  1. I'll have a coffee with cream and two sugars. Make mine the same.

  2. Your idea is the same as his.

  3. All of your classmates have begun their projects, and I suggest you do the same.

  4. The band's last album was a bunch of bubble-gum pop, and their new release is just more of the same.

  5. After the accident, he was never quite the same again.

  6. Things would never be the same without you!

  7. Things are very much the same as before.



14th Century

First Known Use of same

14th century


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same

adverb

Simple Definition of same

  • : in a way that is alike or very similar

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of same

  1. :  in the same manner —used with the or a demonstrative (as that, those)

1766

First Known Use of same

1766

Rhymes with same

aim, blame, came, claim, dame, fame, flame, frame, game, hame, kame, lame, maim, name, shame, tame, wame



SAME Defined for Kids

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same

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adjective \ˈsām\

Definition of same for Students

  1. 1 :  not another :  identical <They lived in the same house all their lives.>

  2. 2 :  unchanged <His reaction is always the same no matter what we do.>

  3. 3 :  very much alike <I eat the same breakfast every day.>




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same

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pronoun

Definition of same for Students

  1. :  something identical with or like another <You had an ice cream cone, and I had the same.>




Medical Dictionary

SAMe

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noun \ˈsam-ē\

Medical Definition of SAMe

  1. :  S-adenosylmethionine especially when used as a dietary supplement (as to relieve depression or arthritic pain and inflammation)





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