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Meaning & Definition of Similar in English





1. Marked by correspondence or resemblance

  • "Similar food at similar prices"
  • "Problems similar to mine"
  • "They wore similar coats"
  • similar

2. Having the same or similar characteristics

  • "All politicians are alike"
  • "They looked utterly alike"
  • "Friends are generally alike in background and taste"
  • alike(p),
  • similar,
  • like

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"
  • like,
  • similar

4. (of words) expressing closely related meanings

  • similar

5. Capable of replacing or changing places with something else

  • Permitting mutual substitution without loss of function or suitability
  • "Interchangeable electric outlets" "interchangeable parts"
  • exchangeable,
  • interchangeable,
  • similar,
  • standardized,
  • standardised

Examples of using

Tom was dressed in clothes similar to John's.
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