What does similar mean?

Definitions for similar
ˈsɪm ə lərsim·i·lar

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word similar.

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

  2. similar(Adjective)

    Having traits or characteristics in common; alike, comparable.

  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.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Similar(adj)

    exactly corresponding; resembling in all respects; precisely like

  2. Similar(adj)

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

  3. Similar(adj)

    homogenous; uniform

  4. Similar(noun)

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

  5. Origin: [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.]

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. Ian Robertson:

    It is going to be similar for us.

  2. Masha Gessen:

    Stylistically, they are quite similar.

  3. Ben Clark:

    Everybody starts out with similar questions.

  4. Asamnew Tsige:

    Five hundred years ago, we faced a similar test.

  5. Simone Garber:

    They are pretty similar in the things they stand for.

Images & Illustrations of similar

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