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.
Recent Examples of similar from the Web
The new stadium in Biloxi cost more than $36 million and a similar, if not higher, investment would be required to build a new stadium in the Huntsville area.
The recipe is very similar to Babe’s Chicken Dinner House, but Youngblood’s adds 1950s shakes, floats, soft-serve and old-fashioned coconut, chocolate, apple or cherry pies.
Italienischer is a very large leaf lettuce, growing somewhat similar to Romaine, but with is a looser head.
Similar comments were made about Runyeon and Gauthier.
Hurghada was the scene of a somewhat similar attack in January 2016, when two Islamic State sympathizers attacked European tourists on a hotel terrace, wounding three people.
Meanwhile, similar efforts are underway elsewhere in Europe.
His impatience will likely relate to younger moviegoers, who live in a similar state, although my son’s dreams of Stark showing up on our doorstep with a super suit have much lower odds of coming true.
Or dozens of similar cities around the globe, all expanding, as the world’s population shifts from rural to urban areas.
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Synonym Discussion of similar
SIMILAR Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of similar for English Language Learners
: almost the same as someone or something else
SIMILAR Defined for Kids
Definition of similar for Students
: having qualities in common The houses are similar in design.
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