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ADJECTIVE (5)

1. marked by correspondence or resemblance;
- Example: "similar food at similar prices"
- Example: "problems similar to mine"
- Example: "they wore similar coats"

2. having the same or similar characteristics;
- Example: "all politicians are alike"
- Example: "they looked utterly alike"
- Example: "friends are generally alike in background and taste"
[syn: alike(p), similar, like]

3. resembling or similar; having the same or some of the same characteristics; often used in combination;
- Example: "suits of like design"
- Example: "a limited circle of like minds"
- Example: "members of the cat family have like dispositions"
- Example: "as like as two peas in a pod"
- Example: "doglike devotion"
- Example: "a dreamlike quality"
[syn: like, similar]

4. (of words) expressing closely related meanings;

5. capable of replacing or changing places with something else; permitting mutual substitution without loss of function or suitability;
- Example: "interchangeable electric outlets"
- Example: "interchangeable parts"
[syn: exchangeable, interchangeable, similar, standardized, standardised]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Similar \Sim"i*lar\, a. [F. similaire, fr. L. similis like, similar. See Same, a., and cf. Simulate.] 1. Exactly corresponding; resembling in all respects; precisely like. [1913 Webster] 2. Nearly corresponding; resembling in many respects; somewhat like; having a general likeness. [1913 Webster] 3. Homogenous; uniform. [R.] --Boyle. [1913 Webster] Similar figures (Geom.), figures which differ from each other only in magnitude, being made up of the same number of like parts similarly situated. Similar rectilineal figures, such as have their several angles respectively equal, each to each, and their sides about the equal angles proportional. Similar solids, such as are contained by the same number of similar planes, similarly situated, and having like inclination to one another. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Similar \Sim"i*lar\, n. That which is similar to, or resembles, something else, as in quality, form, etc. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

similar adj 1: marked by correspondence or resemblance; "similar food at similar prices"; "problems similar to mine"; "they wore similar coats" [ant: dissimilar] 2: having the same or similar characteristics; "all politicians are alike"; "they looked utterly alike"; "friends are generally alike in background and taste" [syn: alike(p), similar, like] [ant: dissimilar, unalike] 3: resembling or similar; having the same or some of the same characteristics; often used in combination; "suits of like design"; "a limited circle of like minds"; "members of the cat family have like dispositions"; "as like as two peas in a pod"; "doglike devotion"; "a dreamlike quality" [syn: like, similar] [ant: different, dissimilar, unlike] 4: (of words) expressing closely related meanings 5: capable of replacing or changing places with something else; permitting mutual substitution without loss of function or suitability; "interchangeable electric outlets" "interchangeable parts" [syn: exchangeable, interchangeable, similar, standardized, standardised]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

59 Moby Thesaurus words for "similar": agnate, akin, alike, analogical, analogous, aped, approximate, approximating, approximative, be like, close, collatable, commensurable, commensurate, comparable, comparative, complementary, consimilar, consonant, copied, correlative, correspond to, corresponding, counterfeit, equivalent, ersatz, fake, favoring, following, homogeneous, homologous, identical, imitated, imitation, like, matchable, mimicked, mock, much at one, much the same, near, nearly reproduced, nearly the same, not unlike, parallel, phony, proximate, reciprocal, relatable, relative, resemble, resembling, simulated, smacking of, something like, suggestive of, synthetic, uniform, uniform with