same

adjective
\ ˈsām How to pronounce same (audio) \

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

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. See More
Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective If that technology is eventually approved for sale to blind users, who or what will protect them from being abandoned the same way? Klaudia Jaźwińska, STAT, 12 Aug. 2022 This is important because most blockchains can't speak to each other, in the same way as iOS and Android don't interoperate. Jeff John Roberts, Fortune, 11 Aug. 2022 The open and more important question is whether Mr. Pence, the RSC, and others in their camp feel the same way. Robert G. Eccles, Forbes, 10 Aug. 2022 But fans who have come to regard the Miami Vice movie as an underrated masterpiece will be excited to know that Mann is still very interested in this topic, and even describes it in much the same way. Christian Holub, EW.com, 10 Aug. 2022 In the same way, Flynn’s father casts a shadow over his own family history and life, without being present during his childhood. Isaac Fitzgerald, The Atlantic, 10 Aug. 2022 Saban said some of Alabama’s best players in the past were the same way. Mike Rodak | Mrodak@al.com, al, 10 Aug. 2022 The same goes for anyone else on the schedule that does something different than Ohio State, especially in a potential playoff game where many of the national powers have trended toward that look. Stephen Means, cleveland, 9 Aug. 2022 Police were investigating another shooting at the same apartment building earlier this year. Taylor Hartz, Hartford Courant, 8 Aug. 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb What is different/same between this Colts team and previous ones? Stephanie Stradley, Houston Chronicle, 17 Oct. 2019 Stradley: What is different/same between this Steelers' team and previous ones? Stephanie Stradley, Houston Chronicle, 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, 12 June 2017 See More

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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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The first known use of same was in the 13th century

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14 Aug 2022

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“Same.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/same. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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same

adjective
\ ˈsām How to pronounce same (audio) \

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.

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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.

SAMe

noun
\ ˈsam-ē How to pronounce SAMe (audio) \

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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