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similar - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'similar' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Similar [ a.]
- Exactly corresponding; resembling in all respects; precisely like.
- Nearly corresponding; resembling in many respects; somewhat like; having a general likeness.
- Homogenous; uniform.
2 . Similar [ n.]
- That which is similar to, or resembles, something else, as in quality, form, etc.

Meaning of 'similar' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . similar [ a]
Meaning (1):
- resembling or similar; having the same or some of the same characteristics; often used in combination
Example in sentence:
  • a dreamlike quality;
  • a limited circle of like minds;
  • as like as two peas in a pod;
  • doglike devotion;
  • members of the cat family have like dispositions;
  • suits of like design
Meaning (2):
- having the same or similar characteristics
Example in sentence:
  • all politicians are alike;
  • friends are generally alike in background and taste;
  • they looked utterly alike
Meaning (3):
- marked by correspondence or resemblance
Example in sentence:
  • problems similar to mine;
  • similar food at similar prices;
  • they wore similar coats
4 . similar [ s]
Meaning (4):
- capable of replacing or changing places with something else; permitting mutual substitution without loss of function or suitability
Example in sentence:
  • interchangeable electric outlets;
  • interchangeable parts