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1. Being the very one; identical: the same boat we rented before.
2. Similar in kind, quality, quantity, or degree: The ceremony went off with the same elegance that it has had every year.
3. Conforming in every detail: according to the same rules as before.
4. Being the one previously mentioned or indicated; aforesaid: "There was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout" (King James Bible).
In the same way: The words sale and sail are pronounced the same.
1. Someone or something identical with another: She ordered the Greek salad. I'll have the same.
2. Someone or something previously mentioned or described: When you have filled out the form, please remit same to this office.
all/just the same
Notwithstanding; nevertheless.

[Middle English, from Old Norse samr; see sem- in Indo-European roots.]
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1. being the very one: she is wearing the same hat she wore yesterday.
a. being the one previously referred to; aforesaid
b. (as noun): a note received about same.
a. identical in kind, quantity, etc: two girls of the same age.
b. (as noun): we'd like the same, please.
4. unchanged in character or nature: his attitude is the same as ever.
5. all the same
a. Also: just the same nevertheless; yet
b. immaterial: it's all the same to me.
in an identical manner
[C12: from Old Norse samr; related to Old English adverbial phrase swā same likewise, Gothic sama, Latin similis, Greek homos same]
Usage: The use of same exemplified in if you send us your order for the materials, we will deliver same tomorrow is common in business and official English. In general English, however, this use of the word is avoided: may I borrow your book? I'll return it (not same) tomorrow
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1. identical with what is about to be or has just been mentioned: This street is the same one we were on yesterday.
2. being one or identical though having different names, aspects, etc.: the same play with a different title.
3. agreeing in kind, amount, etc.; corresponding: two boxes of the same dimensions.
4. unchanged in character, condition, etc.: It's the same town after all these years.
5. the same person, thing, or kind of thing.
6. the very person, thing, or set just mentioned: Sighted sub sank same.
7. the same, in the same manner; in an identical or similar way: I see the same through your glasses as through mine.
all the same,
a. notwithstanding; nevertheless: I know you're tired, but all the same, I wish you'd stay.
b. of no difference; immaterial: It's all the same to me whether you go or not.
[1150–1200; Middle English < Old Norse same, c. Greek homós, Skt samá; compare, as adv., Old English same, Old Saxon, Old High German sama]
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Same is almost always used with the.

1. 'the same'

If two or more things are the same, they are alike.

All the streets look the same in the fog.
Essentially, all computers are the same.
2. 'the same as'

You say that one thing is the same as another thing.

He was not the same as the other boys.
The next day was the same as the one before.

Be Careful!
Don't use any preposition except as after the same in sentences like these. Don't say, for example, 'He was not the same like the other boys'.

You can put a noun between the same and as. You can say, for example, 'She goes to the same school as her sister'.

Her dress was the same colour as her eyes.
I'm in the same type of job as you.

You can also use the same as to compare actions. For example, you can say 'She did the same as her sister did', or just 'She did the same as her sister'.

He said exactly the same as you did.
They've got to earn a living, the same as anybody else.
3. adverbs used with 'the same'

The following adverbs are often used in front of the same:

The next time I saw him he looked exactly the same.
Their policies are practically the same as those of the previous government.
4. 'similar'

If two people or things are similar, each one has some features that the other one has.

The two friends look remarkably similar.
Our ideas are basically very similar.

You say that one thing is similar to another thing.

It is similar to her last book.
My dress is similar to that, only longer.

You can use similar in front of a noun when you are comparing a person or thing to someone or something else that has just been mentioned.

Many of my friends have had a similar experience.
Put them in a jar, bowl, or other similar container.
5. adverbs used with 'similar'

The following adverbs are often used in front of similar:

Their proposals were rather similar.
My problems are very similar to yours.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.same - a member of an indigenous nomadic people living in northern Scandinavia and herding reindeerSame - a member of an indigenous nomadic people living in northern Scandinavia and herding reindeer
Lapland, Lappland - a region in northmost Europe inhabited by Lapps
European - a native or inhabitant of Europe
2.same - the language of nomadic Lapps in northern Scandinavia and the Kola PeninsulaSame - the language of nomadic Lapps in northern Scandinavia and the Kola Peninsula
Lappic, Lappish - any of the languages spoken by the Lapps and generally assumed to be Uralic languages
Adj.1.same - same in identity; "the same man I saw yesterday"; "never wore the same dress twice"; "this road is the same one we were on yesterday"; "on the same side of the street"
other - not the same one or ones already mentioned or implied; "today isn't any other day"- the White Queen; "the construction of highways and other public works"; "he asked for other employment"; "any other person would tell the truth"; "his other books are still in storage"; "then we looked at the other house"; "hearing was good in his other ear"; "the other sex"; "she lived on the other side of the street from me"; "went in the other direction"
2.same - closely similar or comparable in kind or quality or quantity or degree; "curtains the same color as the walls"; "two girls of the same age"; "mother and son have the same blue eyes"; "animals of the same species"; "the same rules as before"; "two boxes having the same dimensions"; "the same day next year"
equal - having the same quantity, value, or measure as another; "on equal terms"; "all men are equal before the law"
like, similar - resembling or similar; having the same or some of the same characteristics; often used in combination; "suits of like design"; "a limited circle of like minds"; "members of the cat family have like dispositions"; "as like as two peas in a pod"; "doglike devotion"; "a dreamlike quality"
similar - marked by correspondence or resemblance; "similar food at similar prices"; "problems similar to mine"; "they wore similar coats"
unvaried, unvarying - lacking variety
different - unlike in nature or quality or form or degree; "took different approaches to the problem"; "came to a different conclusion"; "different parts of the country"; "on different sides of the issue"; "this meeting was different from the earlier one"
3.same - equal in amount or value; "like amounts"; "equivalent amounts"; "the same amount"; "gave one six blows and the other a like number"; "the same number"
equal - having the same quantity, value, or measure as another; "on equal terms"; "all men are equal before the law"
4.same - unchanged in character or nature; "the village stayed the same"; "his attitude is the same as ever"
unchanged - not made or become different; "the causes that produced them have remained unchanged"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.


2. the very same, very, one and the same, selfsame Bernard works at the same institution as Arlette.
3. aforementioned, aforesaid, selfsame Wrist watches: £5. Inscription of same: £25.
4. unchanged, consistent, constant, uniform, unaltered, unfailing, invariable, unvarying, changeless Always taking the ingredients from here means the beers stay the same.
unchanged altered, variable, inconsistent
all the same
same here me too, agreed, so do I, me neither `I hate going into stores.' `Same here,' said William.
Usage: The use of same as in if you send us your order for the materials, we will deliver same tomorrow is common in business and official English. In general English, however, this use of the word is best avoided, as it may sound rather stilted: may I borrow your book? I will return it (not same) tomorrow.
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1. Being one and not another or others; not different in nature or identity:
2. Agreeing exactly in value, quantity, or effect:
Idioms: on a par, one and the same.
3. Remaining continually unchanged:
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نَفْسنَفْس الشَّيْءنَفْس الشّيء، لم يَتَغَيَّربالطَّريقَةِ نَفْسِها، الشَّيْ نَفْسهمُتَشابِه
sammedet samme
אותה ה...אותו ה...
einssá sami, einssami
būti vis vienhomoseksualų santuokaman taip patvienu kartu
nemainīgstādā pašā veidātāds patstāpattas pats
aynıaynı şekildeaynısıbenzerbir
giống nhau


A. ADJmismo
two different photographs of the same mandos fotografías diferentes del mismo hombre
he and Tom were exactly the same ageTom y él tenían exactamente la misma edad
he will never be the same againnunca volverá a ser el mismo
the two houses are the samelas dos casas son iguales
it's always the samesiempre pasa lo mismo
it's not the same at allno es en absoluto lo mismo
for the same reasonpor la misma razón
if it's all the same to yousi a ti te da igual or lo mismo
we sat at the same table as usualnos sentamos en la (misma) mesa de siempre
the carpet was the same colour as the wallla moqueta era del mismo color que la pared
the price is the same as last yearel precio es el mismo que el año pasado
their house is almost the same as ourssu casa es casi igual a or que la nuestra
"how's Derek?" - "same as usual/ever"-¿qué tal está Derek? -como siempre
the same dayel mismo día
same day deliveryentrega f en el mismo día
same differencelo mismo da
they are much the sameson más o menos iguales
they ask the same old questionssiempre hacen las mismas preguntas, hacen las mismas preguntas de siempre
the same oneel mismo
the same oneslos mismos
one and the same personla misma persona
it comes to the same thingviene a ser lo mismo
at the same time (= at once) → al mismo tiempo, a la vez; (= on the other hand) → por otro lado
the very same day/personjusto ese mismo día/esa misma persona
in the same wayde la misma manera or forma
do you still feel the same way about me?¿aún sientes lo mismo por mí?
do you still feel the same way about it?¿sigues pensando lo mismo?, ¿lo sigues viendo de la misma forma?
to go the same way as sth/sb (fig) (pej) → seguir el mismo camino que algo/algn
see also boat A
see also breath A1
see also language A1
see also mind A6
see also story A1
see also tar B
see also token A
see also wavelength
1. the samelo mismo
I'd do the same againvolvería a hacer lo mismo, haría lo mismo otra vez
I don't feel the same about it as I didya no lo veo de la misma forma
I still feel the same about yousigo sintiendo lo mismo por ti
the same again! (in bar etc) → ¡otra de lo mismo!
the same is true of the artslo mismo se puede decir de las artes
all or just the same (as adverb) (= even so) → de todas formas or maneras
no, but thanks all the sameno, pero de todas formas, gracias
I want the best for him, the same as youquiero lo mejor para él, igual que
the same goes for youeso también va por ti
same here!¡yo también!
one and the sameel mismo/la misma
(and the) same to you! (returning insult) → ¡lo mismo digo!; (returning good wishes) → ¡igualmente!
"Mr. Smith?" - "the very same!"-¿el Sr. Smith? -¡el mismo!
2. (Comm) for repair of door and repainting of samereparación de la puerta y pintar la misma
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the same model → le même modèle
the same book as → le même livre que
on the same day → le même jour
at the same time → en même temps
the same adj (= similar) → pareil(le)
They're exactly the same → Ils sont exactement pareils.
It's not the same → Ça n'est pas pareil.
(= same thing) to do the same → faire de même, en faire autant
to do the same as sb → faire comme qn
The same is true of the arts → Il en va de même pour l'art.
the same again! (in bar etc)la même chose!
they are one and the same (= person) → c'est une seule et même personne (= thing) → c'est une seule et même chose
it's all the same to me → ça m'est égal
all the same, just the same → tout de même, quand même
thanks all the same → merci quand même
same to you!, the same to you! (returning a greeting)et à vous de même!; (after insult)toi-même!
same here! → moi aussi!
the very same (confirming identity)lui-même(elle-même)same-day [ˌseɪmˈdeɪ] modif [delivery] → le jour mêmesame-sex [ˌseɪmˈsɛks] modif
(= gay) [relationship, couple] → homosexuel(le)
(= friend) → du même sexe
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adj the sameder/die/das gleiche; (= one and the same)der-/die-/dasselbe; they were both wearing the same dresssie hatten beide das gleiche Kleid an; they both live in the same housesie wohnen beide in demselben or im selben Haus; they are all the samesie sind alle gleich; that’s the same tie as I’ve gotso eine Krawatte habe ich auch, ich habe die gleiche Krawatte; she just wasn’t the same personsie war ein anderer Mensch; it’s the same thingdas ist das Gleiche; see you tomorrow, same time same placebis morgen, gleicher Ort, gleiche Zeit or Ort und Zeit wie gehabt; we sat at the same table as usualwir saßen an unserem üblichen Tisch; how are you? — same as usualwie gehts? — wie immer; I’ve made the same mistake myselfden Fehler habe ich auch gemacht, ich habe den gleichen Fehler gemacht; this same personeben dieser Mensch; (Jur) → besagte Person; she was killed with this same knifesie wurde mit eben or genau diesem Messer erstochen; he is the same age as his wifeer ist (genau) so alt wie seine Frau; it happened the same dayes ist am gleichen or selben Tag passiert; if you can do the two jobs in the same daywenn sie die beiden Arbeiten an einem Tag erledigen können; (on) the very same daygenau am gleichen Tag; the same old story (fig)die altbekannte Geschichte; it’s the same old rubbish every night on TV (inf)es gibt jeden Abend den gleichen Mist im Fernsehen (inf); same difference (inf)was ist der Unterschied?; in the same way(genau) gleich; (= by the same token)ebenso ? time
the sameder/die/das Gleiche, der-/die-/dasselbe; I would do the same for youich würde das Gleiche für dich tun; and I would do the same againund ich würde es wieder tun; he left and I did the sameer ist gegangen, und ich auch or ebenfalls; they are one and the samedas ist doch dasselbe; (people) → das ist doch ein und der-/dieselbe; the (very) same (form: = yes) → genau; is he that artist from New Orleans?— the very sameist das dieser Künstler aus New Orleans?— genau der; another drink? — thanks, (the) same againnoch etwas zu trinken? — ja bitte, das Gleiche noch mal; same again, Joeund noch einen, Joe; she’s much the samesie hat sich kaum geändert; (in health) → es geht ihr kaum besser; he will never be the same againer wird niemals mehr derselbe sein; you’re not the same any moredu bist nicht mehr der-/dieselbe; I’m not the same as my brotherich bin nicht so wie mein Bruder; frozen chicken is not the same as freshtiefgefrorene Hähnchen sind kein Vergleich zu frischen; it’s always the samees ist immer das Gleiche; it comes or amounts to the samedas kommt or läuft aufs Gleiche hinaus
no art (Comm) for repairing chair: £10, for recovering same: £25Stuhlreparatur: £ 10, Beziehen: £ 25
(in adverbial uses) the samegleich; to pay/treat everybody the samealle gleich bezahlen/behandeln; things go on just the same (as always)es ändert sich nichts; it’s not the same as beforees ist nicht wie früher; I don’t feel the same about itich sehe das nicht so; I used to love you but I don’t feel the same any moreich habe dich mal geliebt, aber das ist jetzt anders; I still feel the same about youan meinen Gefühlen dir gegenüber hat sich nichts geändert; if it’s all the same to youwenn es Ihnen egal ist; it’s all the same to me (what you do)es ist mir egal(, was du tust)
(phrases) all or just the same (= nevertheless)trotzdem; thanks all the sametrotzdem vielen Dank; same hereich/wir auch; same to you(danke) gleichfalls; you’re an idiot — same to youdu bist ein Idiotgleichfalls; I’d have hit him, (the) same as you did (inf)ich hätte ihn (an Ihrer Stelle) auch geschlagen; we left our country the same as you didwir haben unsere Heimat verlassen, wie Sie auch
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1. adjstesso/a, medesimo/a
the same book as/that → lo stesso libro di/che
the same table as usual → il solito tavolo
on the same day → lo stesso giorno
the or that same day → il or quel giorno stesso
at the same time → allo stesso tempo
it comes to the same thing → è la stessa cosa
in the same way → allo stesso modo
to go the same way as sb (fig) (pej) → seguire le orme di qn
2. pron the same (sg) → lo/a stesso/a; (pl) → gli/le stessi/e
it's all the same to me → per me fa lo stesso
just the same as usual → come al solito
same again, please (in pub) → un altro, per favore
it was wrong but I did it all or just the same → non era giusto ma l'ho fatto lo stesso
they're one and the same (person) → sono la stessa persona (thing) → sono la stessa cosa
to do the same → fare la stessa cosa
I'll do the same for you → farò altrettanto per te
I would do the same again → rifarei quello che ho fatto
to do the same as sb → fare come qn
do the same as your father → fa' come tuo padre
and the same to you! → altrettanto a te!
I don't feel the same about it → non la vedo allo stesso modo
I still feel the same about you → i miei sentimenti nei tuoi confronti non sono cambiati
same here! (fam) → anch'io!
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995


(seim) adjective
(usually with the).
1. alike; very similar. The houses in this road are all the same; You have the same eyes as your brother (has).
2. not different. My friend and I are the same age; He went to the same school as me.
3. unchanged. My opinion is the same as it always was.
(usually with the) the same thing. He sat down and we all did the same.
(usually with the) in the same way. I don't feel the same about you as I did.
all/just the same
nevertheless. I'm sure I locked the door, but, all the same, I think I'll go and check.
at the same time
1. together.
2. nevertheless. Mountain-climbing is fun, but at the same time we must not forget the danger.
be all the same to
to be a matter of no importance to. I'll leave now, if it's all the same to you.
same here
I think, feel etc the same. `This job bores me.' `Same here.'
same-sex ˈmarriage noun
a homosexual marriage between two men or two women.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.


نَفْس stejný samme der gleiche ίδιος mismo sama même isto stesso 同じ 동일한 hetzelfde lik identyczny mesmo одинаковый samma เหมือนกัน aynı giống nhau 同样的
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a. mismo-a, idéntico-a, igual.
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