Same Definition

Being the very one; identical.
Webster's New World
Alike in kind, quality, amount, or degree; corresponding.
Webster's New World
Unchanged; not different.
To look the same as ever.
Webster's New World
Conforming in every detail.
According to the same rules as before.
American Heritage
Being the one previously mentioned or indicated; aforesaid.
American Heritage
In the same way; in like manner.
Webster's New World

(obsolete or UK dialectal) Together.

The same person or thing.
Webster's New World
Someone or something identical with another.
She ordered the Greek salad. I'll have the same.
American Heritage
Someone or something previously mentioned or described.
When you have filled out the form, please remit same to this office.
American Heritage

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

The question is his credibility or lack of same.
Light valve suspensions and films containing UV absorbers and light valves containing the same (US Patent 5,467,217)
Methods of selectively distributing data in a computer network and systems using the same (US Patent 7,191,208)
A district capital of Manufahi District in East Timor.
  • identical object
  • no different
  • equivalent
  • just-as-good
  • synthetic product
  • similar product
  • substitute
  • no-other
  • the very same

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Same

Origin of Same

  • From Middle English same, from Old Norse samr (“same"), and/or from Old English same (“same") in the phrase swā same (swā) (“in like manner, in the same way (as)"). Both from Proto-Germanic *samaz (“same"), from Proto-Indo-European *somHós (“same"). Cognate with Scots samin (“same, like, together"), Danish samme (“same"), Swedish samma (“same"), Gothic 𐍃𐌰𐌼𐌰 (sama), a weak adjectival form, Ancient Greek ὁμός (homós, “same"), Old Irish som, Russian самый (sámyj), Sanskrit सम (sama), Persian هم (ham, “also, same").

    From Wiktionary

  • From Middle English same, samme, samen, (also ysame, isame), from Old English samen (“together"), from Proto-Germanic *samana- (“together"), from Proto-Indo-European *sem- (“one, together"). Cognate with Scots samin (“together"), Dutch samen (“together"), German zusammen (“together"), Swedish samman (“together"), Icelandic saman (“together").

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English from Old Norse samr sem-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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