Hypertext Webster Gateway: "same"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Same \Same\, a. [AS. same, adv.; akin to OS. sama, samo, adv.,
OHG. sam, a., sama, adv., Icel. samr, a., Sw. samme, samma,
Dan. samme, Goth. sama, Russ. samuii, Gr. ?, Skr. sama, Gr. ?
like, L. simul at the same time, similis like, and E. some,
a., -some. [root]191. Cf. {Anomalous}, {Assemble},
{Homeopathy}, {Homily}, {Seem}, v. i., {Semi-}, {Similar},
1. Not different or other; not another or others; identical;

Thou art the same, and thy years shall have no end.
--Ps. cii. 27.

2. Of like kind, species, sort, dimensions, or the like; not
differing in character or in the quality or qualities
compared; corresponding; not discordant; similar; like.

The ethereal vigor is in all the same. --Dryden.

3. Just mentioned, or just about to be mentioned.

What ye know, the same do I know. --Job. xiii.

Do but think how well the same he spends, Who spends
his blood his country to relieve. --Daniel.

Note: Same is commonly preceded by the, this, or that and is
often used substantively as in the citations above. In
a comparative use it is followed by as or with.

Bees like the same odors as we do. --Lubbock.

[He] held the same political opinions with his
illustrious friend. --Macaulay.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj 1: same in identity; "the same man I saw yesterday"; "never
wore the same dress twice"; "this road is the same one
we were on yesterday"; "on the same side of the
street" [ant: {other}]
2: closely similar or comparable in kind or quality or quantity
or degree; " "curtains the same color as the walls"; "two
girls of the same age"; "mother and son have the same blue
eyes"; "animals of the same species"; "the same rules as
before"; "two boxes having the same dimensions"; "the same
day next year" [ant: {different}]
3: equal in amount or value; "like amounts"; "equivalent
amounts"; "the same amount"; "gave one six blows and the
other a like number"; "an equal number"; "the same number"
[syn: {like}, {equal}, {equivalent}] [ant: {unlike}]
4: unchanged in character or nature; "the village stayed the
same"; "his attitude is the same as ever" [syn: {same(p)}]
adv : in the same manner; "you get treated fairly, same as any
other student in this course!"

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