syn·​on·​y·​mous | \sə-ˈnä-nə-məs \

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 marathonRunners World

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Sign up for our daily newsletter and never miss our latest and greatest stories Science Fireworks are as synonymous with the Fourth of July as hot dogs and barbecues, but what makes the decorative flashes of light burn so bright? Laura Mallonee, WIRED, "'Fire Flowers' Dazzle in Gorgeous Photos of Japanese Fireworks," 4 July 2018 Any millennial worth their salt knows that few things are as synonymous with the start of summer as nice glass of rosé., "Olive Garden Launched Its Own Rosé To Go With Those Unlimited Breadsticks," 27 May 2018 For a certain population of indie nerds, Yo La Tengo is as synonymous with the Garden State as Bruce Springsteen. Zach Schonfeld, Newsweek, "Yo La Tengo's Quiet Riot: Inside the Veteran Band's Sprawling Reinvention," 15 Mar. 2018 At 74, Raftery is as synonymous with college basketball and March Madness this time of year. Matt Murschel,, "Veteran analyst Bill Raftery says this year's NCAA Tournament field wide open," 12 Mar. 2018 In a weird way, opulent freebies have become as synonymous with the Oscars as the movies themselves, owing to the fact that brands upon brands upon brands have astutely taken the opportunity to advertise at one of the most A-list events of the year. Devon Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "This Year's Oscars Swag Bags Include Everything From International Vacations to Diamond Jewelry," 28 Feb. 2018 Although ultimately unsuccessful, Walsh’s venture spurred on a new generation of small-scale growers and craft chocolatiers who hope to someday make Hawaii as synonymous with chocolate as Napa Valley is with wine. Jennifer Billock, Smithsonian, "How Hawaii Became the North Pole of Cacao," 14 Feb. 2018 The film, which Pepsi co-produced, features Pepsi’s logo prominently in some scenes and centers the plot on a character who is synonymous with the beverage maker’s online ad campaign. Miranda Moore,, "'Uncle Drew' shows that audiences will pay to watch branded content," 5 July 2018 And its suburban location contrasted with the five-star urban high-rises synonymous with the Trump hotel brand, though the Trumps had hotel management experience that the Kushners lacked, and the family connection helped bring them together., "Trumps and Kushners cut ties on hotel deals that raised eyebrows," 22 June 2018

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First Known Use of synonymous

1610, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of synonymous

: having the same meaning

: strongly suggesting a particular idea, quality, etc. : very strongly associated with something


syn·​on·​y·​mous | \sə-ˈnä-nə-məs \

Kids Definition of synonymous

: alike in meaning

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