(noun, adjective)


1. marked by correspondence or resemblance

- similar food at similar prices

- problems similar to mine

- they wore similar coats

Similar word(s): same, akin, kindred, analogous, correspondent, confusable, mistakable, connatural, corresponding, quasi, sympathetic

2. having the same or similar characteristics

Similar word(s): alike, like

3. resembling or similar; having the same or some of the same characteristics; often used in combination

Similar word(s): suchlike, same, like

4. (of words) expressing closely related meanings

Similar word(s): synonymous

5. capable of replacing or changing places with something else; permitting mutual substitution without loss of function or suitability

Similar word(s): replaceable, exchangeable, interchangeable, standardised, standardized


1. That which is similar to, or resembles, something else, as in quality, form, etc.

2. (homeopathy) A material that produces an effect that resembles the symptoms of a particular disease