syn·​on·​y·​mous | \ sə-ˈnä-nə-məs How to pronounce synonymous (audio) \

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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Other Words from synonymous

synonymously adverb

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Everton's home shirt for the 2019/20 season has been revealed, with the most striking aspect being the pattern emblazoned across the chest that symbolises the Archibald Leitch steelwork which has become synonymous with Goodison Park., "Everton Unveil New 2019/20 Home Kit Featuring Steelwork Pattern Synonymous With Goodison Park," 4 July 2019 The red dress has since become synonymous with the show, gracing its posters and Playbills. Justin Curto,, "How Meghan Markle's Pre-Wedding Outfit Inspired the Iconic Red Dress from Broadway's Tootsie," 3 July 2019 In a tribute to the man whose name has become synonymous with ambient music, astronomers renamed the asteroid formerly known as 81948 (2000 OM69) to Eno. Chris Boyette, CNN, "This musician and composer just got an asteroid named after him," 27 June 2019 In the political rhetoric of personal responsibility, fatherhood often became synonymous with financial support. Margaret Talbot, The New Yorker, "The Paternity Reveal," 24 June 2019 Across the Bay Area, tech companies have become synonymous with unprecedented growth and gentrification., "Google promises $1 billion to help fix Bay Area housing crisis it helped create," 18 June 2019 Over time windmills have become synonymous with the miniaturized sport, so leave it to a museum to shake up mini golf course design for the first time in years (insert golf clap here). Jennifer Nalewicki, Smithsonian, "This Summer, Play Nine Holes at This ‘Art Course’ in Kansas City," 11 June 2019 Vogueworld News Flash: Office Attire Doesn’t Have to Be Boring The words office attire are practically synonymous with stuffy khakis and drab collared shirts. Vogue, "News Flash: Office Attire Doesn’t Have to Be Boring," 2 Apr. 2019 Image There was a time when eBay was practically synonymous with buying and selling things online. John Herrman, New York Times, "Want to Understand What Ails the Modern Internet? Look at eBay," 20 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 How to pronounce synonymous (audio) \

Kids Definition of synonymous

: alike in meaning

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