Definition of synonymous
1 : having the character of a synonym; also : alike in meaning or significance
2 : having the same connotations, implications, or reference to runners, Boston is synonymous with marathon — Runners World
Recent Examples of synonymous from the Web
Once synonymous with middle-class whites, suburbs are now becoming America’s new melting pots.
While independence for Puerto Rico is a legitimate movement (the island votes on its future on a non-binding referendum on the same day as the parade), advocating for independence is not synonymous with condoning violence.
In the days before Chernobyl and Fukushima, three other words were synonymous with nuclear disaster in the United States: Three Mile Island.
Ohio leads the country in fatal opioid overdoses, and the drug trade is often synonymous with increases in violent crime and property crime.
Now, Uber is synonymous with peer-to-peer ride-hailing, and Lyft is launching its own luxury black car service, Lyft Lux and Lux SUV.
Victory is synonymous with Roode, and NXT is his latest conquest.
Many Muslims are sensitive to the implication that Islam and extremism are synonymous.
A beloved landmark in west Mosul, its nickname, the Hunchback, has become synonymous with what was once Iraq’s second largest city.
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First Known Use of synonymous
SYNONYMOUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of synonymous for English Language Learners
: having the same meaning
: strongly suggesting a particular idea, quality, etc. : very strongly associated with something
SYNONYMOUS Defined for Kids
Definition of synonymous for Students
: alike in meaning
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