marked by correspondence or resemblance
"similar food at similar prices"; "problems similar to mine"; "they wore similar coats"
alike(p), similar, like(adj)
having the same or similar characteristics
"all politicians are alike"; "they looked utterly alike"; "friends are generally alike in background and taste"
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"
(of words) expressing closely related meanings
exchangeable, interchangeable, similar, standardized, standardised(adj)
capable of replacing or changing places with something else; permitting mutual substitution without loss of function or suitability
"interchangeable electric outlets" "interchangeable parts"
A material that produces an effect that resembles the symptoms of a particular disease
Having traits or characteristics in common; alike, comparable.
Of geometrical figures including triangles, squares, ellipses, arcs and more complex figures, having the same shape but possibly different size, rotational orientation, and position; in particular, having corresponding angles equal and corresponding line segments proportional; such that one can be had from the other using a sequence of operations of rotation, translation and scaling.
Origin: From similaire, from *, extended from similis; akin to simul.
exactly corresponding; resembling in all respects; precisely like
nearly corresponding; resembling in many respects; somewhat like; having a general likeness
that which is similar to, or resembles, something else, as in quality, form, etc
Origin: [F. similaire, fr. L. similis like, similar. See Same, a., and cf. Simulate.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sim′i-lar, adj. like: resembling: uniform: (geom.) exactly corresponding in shape, without regard to size.—n. Similar′ity.—adv. Sim′ilarly.—n. Simil′itude, the state of being similar or like: resemblance: comparison: simile: (B.) a parable.—adj. Similitū′dinary. [Fr.,—L. similis, like.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'similar' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #487
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'similar' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1077
Rank popularity for the word 'similar' in Adjectives Frequency: #55
The numerical value of similar in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of similar in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
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- similarCatalan, Valencian
- vergleichbar, ähnlichGerman
- όμοιος, παρόμοιοςGreek
- semejante, similar, parecidoSpanish
- álíkur, líkur, átøkur, líknandiFaroese
- semblable, similaireFrench
- coltachScottish Gaelic
- einshyrndur, einslagaður, einslagaIcelandic
- ähnlechLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- liknende, lignendeNorwegian
- liknandeNorwegian Nynorsk
- similar, semelhante, parecidoPortuguese
- similar, asemănătorRomanian
- похожий, подобныйRussian
- slȉčan, sùkladanSerbo-Croatian
- liknande, likSwedish
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