(noun, adjective, adverb, pronoun)


1. same in identity

- the same man I saw yesterday

- never wore the same dress twice

- this road is the same one we were on yesterday

Similar word(s): aforementioned, aforesaid, said, identical, selfsame, very

2. closely similar or comparable in kind or quality or quantity or degree

- curtains the same color as the walls

- two girls of the same age

- mother and son have the same blue eyes

Similar word(s): equal, like, similar, assonant, comparable, corresponding, like, duplicate, homophonic, identical, indistinguishable, one, synoptic, synoptical, unvaried, unvarying

3. equal in amount or value

- the same amount

- the same number

Similar word(s): equal, like

4. unchanged in character or nature

- the village stayed the same

- his attitude is the same as ever

Similar word(s): unchanged

Sentences with same as an adjective:

- Are you the same person who phoned me yesterday?

- I realised I was the same age as my grandfather had been when he joined the air force.

- Even if the twins are identical, they are still not the same person, unlike Mark Twain and Samuel Clemens.

- Peter and Anna went to the same high school: the high school to which Peter went is the high school to which Anna went.

- You have the same hair I do!

- Round here it can be cloudy and sunny even in the same day.

- We were all going in the same direction.


1. (obsolete or Britain dialectal) Together.


1. a member of an indigenous nomadic people living in northern Scandinavia and herding reindeer

Similar word(s): lapp, saami

Definition categories: person, european

2. the language of nomadic Lapps in northern Scandinavia and the Kola Peninsula

Similar word(s): lapp, saami

Definition categories: communication, lappic, lappish


1. The identical thing, ditto.

- The same can be said of him.

2. Something similar, something of the identical type.

- She's having apple pie? I'll have the same.

3. (formal, often law) It or them, without a connotation of similarity.

- The question is his credibility or lack of same.

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4. (India, common) It or them, as above, meaning the last object mentioned, mainly as complement: on the same, for the same.

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