identical with what is about to be or has just been mentioned: This street is the same one we were on yesterday.
being one or identical though having different names, aspects, etc.: These are the same rules though differently worded.
agreeing in kind, amount, etc.; corresponding: two boxes of the same dimensions.
unchanged in character, condition, etc.: It's the same town after all these years.
the same person or thing.
the same kind or category of thing: You're having steak? I'll have the same, but very rare.
the very person, thing, or set just mentioned: Sighted sub sank same.
the same, in the same manner; in an identical or similar way: I see the same through your glasses as I do through mine.
Idioms about same
all the same,
notwithstanding; nevertheless: You don't have to go but we wish you would, all the same.
of no difference; immaterial: It's all the same to me whether our team loses or wins.
just the same,
in the same manner.
nevertheless: It was a success, but it could easily have failed, just the same.
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How to use same in a sentence
None of these, though, has inspired quite the same backlash as fluoride.
This same outlet worked the phrase “engagement to toyboy lover” into the headline of their article on Fry.Freaking Out About Age Gaps in Gay Relationships Is Homophobic | Samantha Allen | January 9, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
It is the summit of human happiness: the surrender of man to God, of woman to man, of several women to the same man.Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President | Pierre Assouline | January 9, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
To those who agreed with him, Bush pledged that the law against same-sex marriage would remain intact.
For his part, Bratton is disappointed but not surprised that the same narrative is already being mapped onto Fry and Spencer.Freaking Out About Age Gaps in Gay Relationships Is Homophobic | Samantha Allen | January 9, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
I waited three months more, in great impatience, then sent him back to the same post, to see if there might be a reply.The Boarded-Up House | Augusta Huiell Seaman
The Pontellier and Ratignolle compartments adjoined one another under the same roof.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin
On the thirteenth of the same month they bound to the stake, in order to burn alive, a man who had two religious in his house.
Some were even re-arrested for the same nefarious purpose, and the daily papers published their names on each occasion.The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
The tenor dies; the prima donna appears to do the same, but the libretto consoles you by declaring that she only swoons.Physiology of The Opera | John H. Swaby (AKA "Scrici")
British Dictionary definitions for same
being the very one: she is wearing the same hat she wore yesterday
being the one previously referred to; aforesaid
(as noun): a note received about same
identical in kind, quantity, etc: two girls of the same age
(as noun): we'd like the same, please
unchanged in character or nature: his attitude is the same as ever
all the same
Also: just the same nevertheless; yet
immaterial: it's all the same to me
in an identical manner
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Other Idioms and Phrases with same
In addition to the idioms beginning with same
- same difference
- same here
- same old story, the
- same to you
- all the same
- amount to the same thing
- at the same time
- by the same token
- cast in the same mold
- great minds (run in the same channel)
- in the same boat
- in the same breath
- in the same league
- one and the same
- on the same wavelength
The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.