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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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synonymously adverb

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Though va-va-voom vibes are practically a prerequisite for a night like tonight, Hadid's chop proves that, along with character, camp is also synonymous with cool. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, "Bella Hadid Reveals a Radical New Pixie Cut at the Met Gala," 7 May 2019 And upon confirming that strawberries actually contain more vitamin C than oranges, the fruit practically synonymous with the famously brightening compound, Volition knew the serum had to become a reality — and the demand has only confirmed that. Marci Robin, Allure, "Volition’s New Strawberry-C Serum Sold Out at Sephora Just 10 Days After It Launched," 30 Mar. 2019 In recent years, though, a growing number are emerging from considerably cooler zones better known for their white wines, like this zippy pinot noir rosé from Marlborough (a region of New Zealand that is virtually synonymous with sauvignon blanc). Marnie Old,, "Great Wine Values: Matua Pinot Noir Rosé," 17 May 2018 Rail workers, once synonymous with crippling strikes, staged a walkout that went largely unnoticed as travelers shrugged, turning to buses and ride-sharing instead. Benedikt Kammel,, "Shirt-Ripping Air France Workers Tear Up Another CEO in Conflict," 5 May 2018 Peeps The marshmallow candies now synonymous with Easter have their origins in a candy company created by Russian immigrant Sam Born. Jolie Lee, USA TODAY, "Why egg hunts, bunnies and Peeps? Easter traditions explained," 31 Mar. 2018 Once upon a time, Netflix dates were synonymous with romance, best captured by the viral hashtag #NetflixandChill, a euphemistic suggestion disguised as an invitation to watch TV. Shalini Ramachandran, WSJ, "Let’s Watch Netflix: Three Words Guaranteed to Kill a Romantic Mood," 21 Apr. 2019 Soon, the scandalous depictions of Las Adelitas would become synonymous with the worldwide image of Las Soldaderas. Teen Vogue, "The Real History of Las Soldaderas, the Women Who Made the Mexican Revolution Possible," 12 Mar. 2019 The Galaxy name is synonymous with Android, but the decision to make yet another Android tablet is a curious one. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "Samsung’s Tab S4 is both an Android tablet and a desktop computer," 1 Aug. 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


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Kids Definition of synonymous

: alike in meaning

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