adjective \ˈsām\

: not different

: exactly like someone or something else

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

Full Definition of SAME

a :  resembling in every relevant respect
b :  conforming in every respect —used with as
a :  being one without addition, change, or discontinuance :  identical
b :  being the one under discussion or already referred to
:  corresponding so closely as to be indistinguishable
:  equal in size, shape, value, or importance —usually used with the or a demonstrative (as that, those) in all senses

Examples of SAME

  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 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>.

Rhymes with 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

Full Definition of SAME

:  something identical with or similar to another
:  something or someone previously mentioned or described —often used with the or a demonstrative (as that, those) in both senses
all the same or just the same
:  despite everything :  nevertheless

Examples of SAME

  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.

First Known Use of SAME

14th century



: in a way that is alike or very similar

Full Definition of SAME

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

First Known Use of SAME



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