[ seym ]
/ seɪm /
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.
Words nearby same
Idioms for 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.
- in the same manner.
- nevertheless: It was a success, but it could easily have failed, just the same.
all the same,
just the same,
Origin of same
1150–1200; Middle English; Old English same (adv.); cognate with Old Norse samr, Greek homós, Sanskrit samá
SYNONYMS FOR same
1–3 corresponding, interchangeable, equal. Same, similar agree in indicating a correspondence between two or more things. Same means alike in kind, degree, quality; that is, identical (with): to eat the same food every day; at the same price. Similar means like, resembling, having certain qualities in common, somewhat the same as, of nearly the same kind as: similar in appearance; Don't treat them as if they were the same when they are only similar.
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British Dictionary definitions for just the same
/ (seɪm) /
adjective the same
being the very oneshe 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, etctwo girls of the same age
- (as noun)we'd like the same, please
unchanged in character or naturehis attitude is the same as ever
all the same
- Also: just the same nevertheless; yet
- immaterialit's all the same to me
in an identical manner
Word Origin for same
C12: from Old Norse samr; related to Old English adverbial phrase swā same likewise, Gothic sama, Latin similis, Greek homos same
usage for same
The use of same exemplified in if you send us your order for the materials, we will deliver same tomorrow is common in business and official English. In general English, however, this use of the word is avoided: may I borrow your book? I'll return it (not same) tomorrow
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Idioms and Phrases with just the same (1 of 2)
just the same
see all one, def. 2.
Idioms and Phrases with just the same (2 of 2)
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
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