Definition of


  1. (noun, communication) the language of nomadic Lapps in northern Scandinavia and the Kola Peninsula
  2. (noun, person) a member of an indigenous nomadic people living in northern Scandinavia and herding reindeer
  3. (adj, all) unchanged in character or nature
    his attitude is the same as ever
  4. (adj, all) equal in amount or value
    equivalent amounts
    the same amount
    gave one six blows and the other a like number
    the same number
  5. (adj, all) closely similar or comparable in kind or quality or quantity or degree
    two girls of the same age
    mother and son have the same blue eyes
    animals of the same species
    the same rules as before
    two boxes having the same dimensions
    the same day next year
  6. (adj, all) same in identity
    never wore the same dress twice
    this road is the same one we were on yesterday
    on the same side of the street

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Synonyms of Same

lapp, lapplander, like, saame, saami, sami

Antonyms of Same

different, other

Alternate forms of Same

Derivations: sameness

Hypernyms: european, lappic, lappish

Origin of the word Same

  1. perhaps abstracted from O.E. swa same "the same as," but more likely from O.N. same, samr "same," both from P.Gmc. *samon (cf. O.S., O.H.G., Goth. sama; O.H.G. samant, Ger. samt "together, with," Goth. samana "together," Du. zamelen "to collect," Ger. zusammen "together"), from PIE *samos "same," from base more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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