Same meaning

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Being the one previously mentioned or indicated; aforesaid.
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Being the very one; identical.

The same boat we rented before.

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In the same way.

The words sale and sail are pronounced the same.

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Someone or something identical with another.

She ordered the Greek salad. I'll have the same.

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Being the very one; identical.
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Unchanged; not different.

To look the same as ever.

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Before-mentioned; just spoken of.
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Someone or something previously mentioned or described.

When you have filled out the form, please remit same to this office.

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Similar in kind, quality, quantity, or degree.

The ceremony went off with the same elegance that it has had every year.

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The definition of same is a person or thing which is equal or identical to another.

An example of same is a pair of earrings, meaning both earrings are the same.

An example of same is identical twins, meaning both people look the same.

An example of same is a person spoken about and then spoken about again later, meaning both people are the same person.

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Conforming in every detail.

According to the same rules as before.

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Alike in kind, quality, amount, or degree; corresponding.
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The same person or thing.
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In the same way; in like manner.
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Not different or other; not another or others; not different as regards self; selfsame; numerically identical.

Are you the same person who phoned me yesterday?

I realised I was the same age as my grandfather had been when he joined the air force.

Even if the twins are identical, they are still not the same person, unlike Mark Twain and Samuel Clemens.

Peter and Anna went to the same high school: the high school to which Peter went is the high school to which Anna went.

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You have the same hair I do!

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Used to express the unity of an object or person which has various different descriptions or qualities.

Round here it can be cloudy and sunny even in the same day.

We were all going in the same direction.

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A reply of confirmation of identity.
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The identical thing, ditto.

The same can be said of him.

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Something similar, something of the identical type.

She's having apple pie? I'll have the same. You two are just the same.

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(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)

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(obsolete or UK dialectal) Together.
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A district capital of Manufahi District in East Timor.
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A town in Tanzania.
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  • Notwithstanding; nevertheless.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of same

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

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

  • 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