same

adjective
\ ˈsām \

Definition of same 

(Entry 1 of 3)

1a : resembling in every relevant respect

b : conforming in every respect used with as

2a : being one without addition, change, or discontinuance : identical

b : being the one under discussion or already referred to

3 : corresponding so closely as to be indistinguishable

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

same

pronoun

Definition of same (Entry 2 of 3)

1 : something identical with or similar to another

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

all the same or just the same

: despite everything : nevertheless

same

adverb

Definition of same (Entry 3 of 3)

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

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Adjective

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

Adjective

same, identical, and equal mean not different or not differing from one another. same is used when the things being compared are really one thing and not two or more things. We saw the same person. identical usually is used when two or more things are just like each other in every way. The two jewels seemed identical. equal is used when the things being compared are like each other in some particular way. The two baseball players are of equal ability.

Examples of same in a Sentence

Adjective

The words “their” and “there” are pronounced in exactly the same way but spelled differently. She gave the same answer as before. He eats the same breakfast every day. The same thing happened to me yesterday.

Pronoun

“I'll have a coffee with cream and two sugars.” “Make mine the same.” Your idea is the same as his. All of your classmates have begun their projects, and I suggest you do the same. The band's last album was a bunch of bubble-gum pop, and their new release is just more of the same. After the accident, he was never quite the same again. Things would never be the same without you! Things are very much the same as before.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

Ronaldo has dominated the Champions League and has scored a competition record of 120 goals, 105 of them since moving to Madrid in 2009 — 12 more than Juventus as a team managed in that same period. Daniella Matar, chicagotribune.com, "Juventus sees Cristiano Ronaldo as key to Champions League dream," 11 July 2018 Croatia has done the same this year, needing penalty kicks to beat Denmark and host Russia before defeating England in extra time in the semifinals. Graham Dunbar, courant.com, "A Youthful France Faces Veteran-Laden Croatia For World Cup," 14 July 2018 Table revenues remained about the same, while slots jumped from $4.55 million to $4.89 million, according to the IGC report. Karen Caffarini, Post-Tribune, "Casino revenues steady in Northwest Indiana," 13 July 2018 This suspected thief in Abilene did the same thing and lucky for us, it was all caught on tape. Francisca Ortega, Houston Chronicle, "Watch this suspected thief forget where his car is parked," 13 July 2018 Here's to hoping the same thing doesn't happen at Chuck E. Cheese's. Mallorie Sullivan, Cincinnati.com, "Chuck E. Cheese's offering 'Pay Your Age Day' deal after Build-A-Bear chaos," 13 July 2018 The volunteer spotters work with the same camper each day and can end up running more than three miles during a daily training station. The Aegis, "Harford concludes another successful iCan Bike Camp," 13 July 2018 The Supreme and Bell Grande versions cost the same as before: $2.49 and $3.49, respectively. Olivia Harrison, refinery29.com, "Rejoice! Nacho Fries Are Officially Back At Taco Bell," 12 July 2018 In May, 30 percent of Germans described Russia as a trustworthy partner, compared with 25 percent who said the same of the United States, according to a poll by Infratest Dimap. Washington Post, "How the Kremlin turned the Russian president into a global icon," 12 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb

Stradley: What is different/same between this Steelers' team and previous ones? Stephanie Stradley, Houston Chronicle, "Stephanie Stradley’s Texans vs Steelers Q&A with Ryan Wilson," 22 Dec. 2017 Without the wireless mousepad, that chamber can be used for optional weights same as...well, most Logitech gaming mice. Hayden Dingman, PCWorld, "Logitech's Powerplay mousepad wirelessly charges your mouse while you use it," 12 June 2017

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First Known Use of same

Adjective

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Pronoun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adverb

1766, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for same

Adjective

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

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More Definitions for same

same

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of same

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: not different

: exactly like someone or something else

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

same

pronoun

English Language Learners Definition of same (Entry 2 of 3)

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

same

adverb

English Language Learners Definition of same (Entry 3 of 3)

: in a way that is alike or very similar

same

adjective
\ ˈsām \

Kids Definition of same

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

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

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

same

pronoun

Kids Definition of same (Entry 2 of 2)

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

SAMe

noun
\ ˈsam-ē \

Medical Definition of SAMe 

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

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