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
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    British
    Karen
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    Australian
    Veena
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    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. Ben Gazzara:

    Some actors seek parts similar to their personalities. But, I prefer undergoing a metamorphosis that depends on the role .

  2. Mike Reilly:

    There’s a whole other conversation about ethnic beauty and a similar discussion about what makes a male attractive, so we wanted to avoid those confounding variables.

  3. United States:

    These orders often are announced during these state visits, similar announcements occur when there is a United States state visit.

  4. Bela Matyas:

    The ability for us to address this exists, i think that we can weather this just as we have weathered other similar events in the past.

  5. Jeffrey Gundlach:

    What happens if the next data report that comes out is unchanged or stronger than the previous one, then talk of another hike gets louder, the Fed historically starts something and they continue on with The Fed as long as the situation stays largely similar. If you start raising rates after such a long period of zero-bound rates, it is a different regime.

Images & Illustrations of similar

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