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
Ever since their torture at the hands of state-security agents in March 2011, the boys’ home city of Deraa has become synonymous with the start of the rebellion to overthrow the regime of Bashar al-Assad.
For more than 50 years, the name Kennedy has been synonymous with American politics.
July is synonymous with vacation: schools are out, the weather’s glorious, and wanderlust is most irresistible.
Who's more synonymous with women's basketball over the last 27 years than Rebecca?
Her name is practically synonymous with the makeup technique at this point.
A line of costume jewelry and her famous perfume, Chanel No. 5, made up the Chanel brand, which became synonymous with high style, privilege, and good taste.
Like Bermuda's corrugated limestone rooftops—built by the earliest inhabitants to collect rainwater when faced with a dearth of fresh water sources—these circular gateways, called moongates, have become synonymous with Bermudian architecture.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is expected to suspend its search for a chief executive on Thursday, dealing a blow to reform efforts at an agency that has become synonymous with dysfunction.
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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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