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Meaning of SIMILAR

Pronunciation:  'simyulur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [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"
  2. [adj]  having the same or similar characteristics; "all politicians are alike"; "they looked utterly alike"; "friends are generaly alike in background and taste"
  3. [adj]  capable of replacing or changing places with something else; "interchangeable parts"
  4. [adj]  marked by correspondence or resemblance; "similar food at similar prices"; "problems similar to mine"; "they wore similar coats"
  5. [adj]  (of words) expressing closely related meanings

SIMILAR is a 7 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: akin(p), alike(p), analogous, confusable, connatural, correspondent, corresponding, exchangeable, interchangeable, kindred, like, like-minded, look-alike, quasi(a), related, replaceable, siamese, standardised, standardized, suchlike, synonymous, twin
 Antonyms: different, dissimilar, unalike, unlike
 See Also: same



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Sim"i*lar\, a. [F. similaire, fr. L. similis like,
    similar. See {Same}, a., and cf. {Simulate}.]
    1. Exactly corresponding; resembling in all respects;
       precisely like.
    2. Nearly corresponding; resembling in many respects;
       somewhat like; having a general likeness.
    3. Homogenous; uniform. [R.] --Boyle.
    {Similar figures} (Geom.), figures which differ from each
       other only in magnitude, being made up of the same number
       of like parts similarly situated.
    {Similar rectilineal figures}, such as have their several
       angles respectively equal, each to each, and their sides
       about the equal angles proportional.
    {Similar solids}, such as are contained by the same number of
       similar planes, similarly situated, and having like
       inclination to one another.
  2. \Sim"i*lar\, n.
    That which is similar to, or resembles, something else, as in
    quality, form, etc.