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
All of that money is being spent to support the city's 911 center, but the tax increase freed up a similar amount of money in other city funds that Emanuel's administration has used to cover increased contributions to the laborers pensions.
Saphire led similar work on Ebola that uncovered the infectious structure of its spike protein.
As governor, Lowry was remembered for an early stab at health-care reform that included an insurance mandate and goal of universal coverage similar to the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare.
Similar studies are underway or were recently completed in New York, Virginia, Texas, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maryland and Washington, D.C.
The numbers are an increase from a similar period in the previous year.
Brent for December is still about 35 cents a barrel more expensive than a year later, far more than during a similar wobble earlier this month.
A trio of researchers have waded though more than half a century of research published in astronomy journals and found that studies authored by women receive 10 percent fewer citations than similar studies written by men.
Of course the word cappuccino, in Italian, has a similar provenance.
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Origin and Etymology of similar
French similaire, from Latin similis like, similar — more at same
First Known Use: 1611
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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