What does similar mean?

Definitions for similar
ˈsɪm ə lərsim·i·lar

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. similar(adj)

    marked by correspondence or resemblance

    "similar food at similar prices"; "problems similar to mine"; "they wore similar coats"

  2. 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"

  3. like, similar(adj)

    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"

  4. similar(adj)

    (of words) expressing closely related meanings

  5. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. similar(Noun)

    A material that produces an effect that resembles the symptoms of a particular disease

    Etymology: From similaire, from *, extended from similis; akin to simul.

  2. similar(Adjective)

    Having traits or characteristics in common; alike, comparable.

    Etymology: From similaire, from *, extended from similis; akin to simul.

  3. similar(Adjective)

    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.

    Etymology: From similaire, from *, extended from similis; akin to simul.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Similar(adj)

    exactly corresponding; resembling in all respects; precisely like

    Etymology: [F. similaire, fr. L. similis like, similar. See Same, a., and cf. Simulate.]

  2. Similar(adj)

    nearly corresponding; resembling in many respects; somewhat like; having a general likeness

    Etymology: [F. similaire, fr. L. similis like, similar. See Same, a., and cf. Simulate.]

  3. Similar(adj)

    homogenous; uniform

    Etymology: [F. similaire, fr. L. similis like, similar. See Same, a., and cf. Simulate.]

  4. Similar(noun)

    that which is similar to, or resembles, something else, as in quality, form, etc

    Etymology: [F. similaire, fr. L. similis like, similar. See Same, a., and cf. Simulate.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Similar

    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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. similar

    A feeling, quality or element of equal amount, value, type or number.

    The couple have similar goals and aspirations they choose for their marriage.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 3, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'similar' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #487

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'similar' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1077

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'similar' in Adjectives Frequency: #55

How to pronounce similar?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
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    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say similar in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of similar in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of similar in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of similar in a Sentence

  1. Benjamin Sommers:

    With the expanded coverage, you're not going to diagnose more broken bones because whether or not they have insurance, when somebody breaks a leg they are going to get an x-ray, these findings with diabetes may be the tip of the iceberg, and you can imagine similar outcomes for earlier detection of high blood pressure, or cancer, or mental illness.

  2. Rich Azzopardi:

    Moreover, when the pandemic wave hits upstate New York, the governor will ask downstate hospitals for similar help, we are not upstate or downstate we are one state and we act that way.

  3. Danelle Kosmal:

    Many brewers are already doing this through events like brewery-sponsored yoga or weekly group runs, it is a great way for craft drinkers to stick with their fitness plans, while still engaging in a fun, social activity, and then enjoying a beer with friends who share similar fitness goals and interests.

  4. Monica Perez:

    They're different in terms of the way to activate the central nervous system, but the overall outcome is similar.

  5. Bianca Dabi:

    I decided to post it and had no idea. The next several days the posts kept coming in, people were recognizing them and people posting similar experiences.

Images & Illustrations of similar

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