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
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Tammany was not just an institution, synonymous with the Democratic machine in New York City; with patronage, self-dealing, mendacity and corruption.
Crystal, synonymous for years with its two iconic mid-sized mainline ships—the Crystal Serenity and the Crystal Symphony—has only recently begun to expand into smaller-ship cruising.
But, in America, populism is driven not solely by distress at economic malaise but also by fears inspired by racial progress—and the belief that these two things are synonymous.
Many of the worst-off small and midsize cities on the index are synonymous with poverty, deindustrialization and other maladies affecting older urban areas.
Surprising, since the house is pretty much synonymous with the stuff.
Though Coco Chanel may be synonymous with Parisian style, Parisian glamour, and just about every other facet of French fashion, the iconic fashion designer also has a strong connection to a different (albeit arguably just as romantic) city—Venice.
Anthropologist Sarah Blaffer Hrdy argued in a 2001 Utah lecture, for example, that being female is seen as synonymous with having and nurturing as many children as possible.
First the Clintons, synonymous with infidelity, lost the support of the Democratic base at the first sign of a better deal.
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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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