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This page has 8 definitions of similar with English translations in 5 languages. Similar is an adjective and noun. Examples of how to use similar in a sentence are shown. Also define these 39 related words and terms: trait, characteristic, common, alike, comparable, brave, mathematics, triangle, square, ellipse, arc, complex, shape, different, size, position, angle, equal, line segment, one, rotation, translation, scaling, homeopathy, symptom, disease, similar, semblant, parecido, semelhante, semejante, símil, desemejante, desigual, diferente, disímil, dispar, disparejo, and diverso.

See also: similär

English

Mathematics: Figures shown in the same color are similar

Etymology

From French similaire, from Medieval Latin similaris, extended from Latin similis (like); akin to simul (together).

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Adjective

similar (comparative more similar, superlative most similar)

  1. Having traits or characteristics in common; alike, comparable.
    My new car is similar to my old one, except it has a bit more space in the back.
    • 1908, W[illiam] B[lair] M[orton] Ferguson, chapter IV, in Zollenstein, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, OCLC 731476803:
      So this was my future home, I thought! Certainly it made a brave picture. I had seen similar ones fired-in on many a Heidelberg stein. Backed by towering hills, [] a sky of palest Gobelin flecked with fat, fleecy little clouds, it in truth looked a dear little city; the city of one's dreams.
    • 2013 May-June, Charles T. Ambrose, “Alzheimer’s Disease”, in American Scientist, volume 101, number 3, page 200:
      Similar studies of rats have employed four different intracranial resorbable, slow sustained release systems—surgical foam, a thermal gel depot, a microcapsule or biodegradable polymer beads.
  2. (mathematics) Of geometrical figures including triangles, squares, ellipses, arcs and more complex figures, having the same shape but possibly different size, rotational orientation, and position; in particular, having corresponding angles equal and corresponding line segments proportional; such that one can be had from the other using a sequence of rotations, translations and scalings.
    • Line Segment definition
      A part of a straight line bounded by two points.

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Noun

similar (plural similars)

  1. That which is similar to, or resembles, something else, as in quality, form, etc.
  2. (homeopathy) A material that produces an effect that resembles the symptoms of a particular disease.

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Catalan

Etymology

From Latin similāris.

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Adjective

similar (masculine and feminine plural similars)

  1. similar
    Synonym: semblant

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Portuguese

Pronunciation

Adjective

similar m or f (plural similares, comparable)

  1. similar (having traits or characteristics in common)
    Synonyms: parecido, semelhante
    • Parecido definition
      masculine singular past participle of parecer
    • Semelhante definition
      having characteristics or traces in common; alike; like; similar.

Romanian

Etymology

From French similaire

Adjective

similar m or n (feminine singular similară, masculine plural similari, feminine and neuter plural similare)

  1. similar

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Spanish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /simiˈlaɾ/, [si.miˈlaɾ]
  • Hyphenation: si‧mi‧lar

Adjective

similar (plural similares)

  1. similar
    Synonyms: semejante, parecido, símil (rare)
    Antonyms: desemejante, desigual, diferente, disímil, dispar, disparejo, diverso
    • Símil definition
      similar
    • Desemejante definition
      dissimilar, uneven, different
    • Diferente definition
      different (not the same)
    • Disímil definition
      dissimilar
    • Dispar definition
      fantastic
    • Diverso definition
      diverse

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