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similar (adj.)

"having characteristics in common," 1610s (earlier similary, 1560s), from French similaire, from a Medieval Latin extended form of Latin similis "like, resembling, of the same kind," from Old Latin semol "together" (from PIE root *sem- (1) "one; as one, together with"). The noun meaning "that which is similar" is from 1650s. Related: Similarly.

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Definitions of similar

similar (adj.)
having the same or similar characteristics;
Synonyms: alike / like
similar (adj.)
marked by correspondence or resemblance;
similar food at similar prices
they wore similar coats
problems similar to mine
similar (adj.)
(of words) expressing closely related meanings;
similar (adj.)
capable of replacing or changing places with something else; permitting mutual substitution without loss of function or suitability;
Synonyms: exchangeable / interchangeable / standardized / standardised
similar (adj.)
resembling or similar; having the same or some of the same characteristics; often used in combination;
Synonyms: like
From wordnet.princeton.edu