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
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say similar in sign language?

  1. similar

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. Chief Superintendent Chan Lok-wing:

    The number of seizures is the highest and most significant amongst similar operations in recent years. The SOGA operations are important for tackling not just illegal gambling, but also the organised networks behind this and other types of crime.

  2. John Strang:

    It’s quite striking that through a very similar procedure he had almost the same numbers.

  3. James Corden:

    Seriously, just to clear this up, none of this is true. The teleprompter is for me, now this is back from when we were doing the shows in my garage, and that screen is what all of our guests who Zoomed into the show could see. OK ? That's it. It's very similar to the screen I'm using now. OK ? So there. That's the actual truth.

  4. Mahee Gilbert-Ouimet:

    Even when men and women do similar work, women earn less. Of course, that would impact women's health. Think about the stress of working harder and getting less for it, it's important for us to study women. They are still underevaluated in most areas of health, and it's a real shame, because if we look closer, there are still big inequalities.

  5. Nakhshabi:

    Everything that is acknowledges the blessing of existence. Shalt not thou, by a similar acknowledgment, be happy? If thou pay due attention to sounds, thou shalt hear the praise of the Creator celebrated by the whole creation.

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