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Definitions for similar
ˈsɪm ə lərsim·i·lar

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. similaradjective

    marked by correspondence or resemblance

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

  2. alike(p), similar, likeadjective

    having the same or similar characteristics

    "all politicians are alike"; "they looked utterly alike"; "friends are generally alike in background and taste"

  3. like, similaradjective

    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. similaradjective

    (of words) expressing closely related meanings

  5. exchangeable, interchangeable, similar, standardized, standardisedadjective

    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. similarnoun

    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. similaradjective

    Having traits or characteristics in common; alike, comparable.

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

  3. similaradjective

    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. Similaradjective

    exactly corresponding; resembling in all respects; precisely like

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

  2. Similaradjective

    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. Similaradjective

    homogenous; uniform

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

  4. Similarnoun

    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?

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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. Richard Luthy:

    Dr. Edwards is correct, chloroform (and similar disinfection by-products) don’t come from corroded iron pipes or lead-containing pipes.

  2. Mike Freeman:

    As is the case in many sexual assault incidents, it was a complicated situation, it is also similar to other sexual assault cases with the suspect maintaining the sex was consensual.

  3. Joseph Ross:

    Essentially the feeling Michael Johansen get with this is very similar to how people felt when generics were coming out.

  4. Peter Lind:

    It took about eight or 10 different tries we to make sure it was a similar texture to what someone would expect from their favorite cookie butter.

  5. Dan Jones:

    In Hong Kong, the guidelines were quite precise in terms of what applicants had to prove in order to get a virtual banking license, more so than in Europe, it will be interesting to see whether MAS goes down a similar route to Hong Kong ... so that the only people who can apply are established companies, rather than literal start ups.

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