Simple Definition of similar
: almost the same as someone or something else
Full Definition of similar
Examples of similar in a sentence
This month, General Electric's health-care division will begin marketing a first-of-its-kind electrocardiograph machine in the U.S. Although packed with the latest technology, the battery-powered device weighs just six pounds, half as much as the smallest ECG machine currently for sale. It will retail for a mere $2,500, an 80% markdown from products with similar capabilities. —Reena Jana, Business Week, 23 & 30 Mar. 2009
There's a reason boards of directors can pluck so many CEOs out of one company and plop them into another: When it comes to management ideas and tools, many companies are surprisingly similar. They have the same hierarchies and budgeting processes. —Jena McGregor, Business Week, 8 Oct. 2007
Though the trends were similar, the new patterns of consumption varied both regionally and nationally, as they continue to do today. —John Brewer, New York Review of Books, 30 Nov. 2006
Our cats are similar in size.
You two look very similar to each other.
They had similar experiences growing up, even though they came from vastly different backgrounds.
We got remarkably similar results.
I was going to say something similar.
I would have reacted in a similar way if it had happened to me.
Origin and Etymology of similar
French similaire, from Latin similis like, similar — more at same
First Known Use: 1611
Synonym Discussion of similar
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Definition of similar for Students
: having qualities in common <The houses are similar in design.>
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