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This page has 27 definitions of same with English translations in 8 languages. Same is an adjective, pronoun, interjection, an adverb, noun, verb, determiner and romanization. Examples of how to use same in a sentence are shown. Also define these 0 related words and terms: .

See also: Same, samé, and samë

English same definition

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Middle English same, from Old Norse samr (same) and/or Old English same, sama (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), Dutch samen (together), Danish samme (same), Swedish samma (same), Norwegian Bokmål samme (same), Norwegian Nynorsk same (same), Gothic 𐍃𐌰𐌼𐌰 (sama), a weak adjectival form, Ancient Greek ὁμός (homós, same), Old Irish som, Russian са́мый (sámyj), Sanskrit सम (samá), Persian هم(ham, also, same).

Adjective

same (not comparable)

  1. Not different or other; not another or others; not different as regards self; selfsame; identical.
    My hometown looked much the same as it when I left 10 years ago.
    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.
  2. Lacking variety from; indistinguishable.
    It took all night to find our hotel room, as we forgot our room number and each door looked the same.
  3. Similar, alike.
    You have the same hair I do!
    • 1909, Archibald Marshall [pseudonym; Arthur Hammond Marshall], “A Court Ball”, in The Squire’s Daughter, New York, N.Y.: Dodd, Mead and Company, published 1919, OCLC 491297620, page 9:
      They stayed together during three dances, went out on to the terrace, explored wherever they were permitted to explore, paid two visits to the buffet, and enjoyed themselves much in the same way as if they had been school-children surreptitiously breaking loose from an assembly of grown-ups.
    • 1935, George Goodchild, chapter 1, in Death on the Centre Court:
      She mixed furniture with the same fatal profligacy as she mixed drinks, and this outrageous contact between things which were intended by Nature to be kept poles apart gave her an inexpressible thrill.
  4. 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.
  5. A reply of confirmation of identity.
    • ca. 1606, William Shakespeare, King Lear, Act V, scene III:
      King Lear: This is a dull sight. Are you not Kent?
      Kent: The same.[1]
    • 1994, Clerks:
      Dante: Whose house was it?
      Blue-Collar Man: Dominick Bambino's.
      Randal: "Babyface" Bambino? The gangster?
      Blue-Collar Man: The same. [2]
Usage notes
  • This word is usually construed with the (except after demonstratives: "this same..." etc.). This can make it difficult to distinguish between the simple adjective and the adjective used absolutely or pronominally.
Synonyms
identical
similar
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Pronoun

same

  1. The identical thing, ditto.
    The same can be said of him.
    It's the same everywhere.
  2. Something similar, something of the identical type.
    • 1913, Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 5, in Mr. Pratt's Patients:
      When you're well enough off so's you don't have to fret about anything but your heft or your diseases you begin to get queer, I suppose. And the queerer the cure for those ailings the bigger the attraction. A place like the Right Livers' Rest was bound to draw freaks, same as molasses draws flies.
    She's having apple pie? I'll have the same.   You two are just the same.
  3. (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)
  4. (India, common) It or them, as above, meaning the last object mentioned, mainly as complement: on the same, for the same.
    My picture/photography blog...kindly give me your reviews on the same.
Usage notes
  • This word is commonly used as the same.
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Interjection

same

  1. (Internet slang) Indicates the speaker's strong approval or agreement with the previous material.
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Etymology 2

From Middle English same, samme, samen, (also ysame, isame), from Old English samen (together), from Proto-Germanic *samanai (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).

Adverb

same (comparative more same, superlative most same)

  1. (obsolete or Britain dialectal) Together.

Further reading

Anagrams


Esperanto same definition

Pronunciation

Adverb

same

  1. equally

French same definition

Adjective

same (plural sames)

  1. Sami

Noun

same m or f (plural sames)

  1. Sami

same m (uncountable)

  1. Sami

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Hadza same definition

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Verb

same

  1. (transitive) to eat

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Japanese same definition

Romanization

same

  1. Rōmaji transcription of さめ

Norwegian Bokmål same definition

Noun

same m (definite singular samen, indefinite plural samer, definite plural samene)

  1. Sami; member of the Sami people

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Norwegian Nynorsk same definition

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Northern Sami sápmi.

Noun

same m (definite singular samen, indefinite plural samar, definite plural samane)

  1. Sami; member of the Sami people
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Etymology 2

From Old Norse sami. Akin to English same.

Determiner

same

  1. same
    Eg er framleis den same.
    I am still the same.
  2. no matter
    Det er det same for meg.
    It does not matter to me.
    Same kva som skjer []
    No matter what happens []
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Pali same definition

Alternative forms

Noun

same

  1. vocative singular of samā

Adjective

same

  1. masculine/neuter locative singular of sama
  2. masculine accusative plural of sama
  3. feminine vocative singular of sama

Polish same definition

Pronunciation

Adjective

same

  1. nonvirile nominative/accusative/vocative plural of sam

Swedish same definition

Etymology

From Northern Sami Sámi[1], from one of the Sami languages, of uncertain origin/meaning, but possibly related to Proto-Balto-Slavic *źemē (land).[2] More at Sápmi and Sami.

Noun

same c

  1. Sami; person of the Sami people

Declension

Declension of same 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative same samen samer samerna
Genitive sames samens samers samernas

Synonyms

  • lapp (now often derogatory)

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References

  1. ^ Oxford English Dictionary, 1884–1928, and First Supplement, 1933.
  2. ^ www.sgr.fi/ct/ct51.html