marked by correspondence or resemblance
"similar food at similar prices"; "problems similar to mine"; "they wore similar coats"
alike(p), similar, like(adj)
having the same or similar characteristics
"all politicians are alike"; "they looked utterly alike"; "friends are generally alike in background and taste"
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"
(of words) expressing closely related meanings
exchangeable, interchangeable, similar, standardized, standardised(adj)
capable of replacing or changing places with something else; permitting mutual substitution without loss of function or suitability
"interchangeable electric outlets" "interchangeable parts"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Alike is a comprehensive word, signifying as applied to two or more objects that some or all qualities of one are the same as those of the other or others; by modifiers alike may be made to express more or less resemblance; as, these houses are somewhat (i. e., partially) alike; or, these houses are exactly (i. e., in all respects) alike. Cotton and wool are alike in this, that they can both be woven into cloth. Substances are homogeneous which are made up of elements of the same kind, or which are the same in structure. Two pieces of iron may be homogeneous in material, while not alike in size or shape. In geometry, two triangles are equal when they can be laid over one another, and fit, line for line and angle for angle; they are equivalent when they simply contain the same amount of space. An identical proposition is one that says the same thing precisely in subject and predicate. Similar refers to close resemblance, which yet leaves room for question or denial of complete likeness or identity. To say "this is the identical man," is to say not merely that he is similar to the one I have in mind, but that he is the very same person. Things are analogous when they are similar in idea, plan, use, or character, tho perhaps quite unlike in appearance; as, the gills of fishes are said to be analogous to the lungs in terrestrial animals.
The specimens are alike in kind; they are all alike to me.
Translations for similar
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- similarCatalan, Valencian
- vergleichbar, ähnlichGerman
- όμοιος, παρόμοιοςGreek
- semejante, similar, parecidoSpanish
- álíkur, líkur, átøkur, líknandiFaroese
- semblable, similaireFrench
- coltachScottish Gaelic
- einshyrndur, einslagaður, einslagaIcelandic
- ähnlechLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- liknende, lignendeNorwegian
- liknandeNorwegian Nynorsk
- similar, semelhante, parecidoPortuguese
- similar, asemănătorRomanian
- похожий, подобныйRussian
- slȉčan, sùkladanSerbo-Croatian
- liknande, likSwedish
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