Definition of similar adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈsɪmələ(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɪmələr//
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like somebody/something but not exactly the same We have very similar interests. similar (to somebody/something) My teaching style is similar to that of most other teachers. similar (in something) The two houses are similar in size. The brothers look very similar. All our patients have broadly similar problems. The disease attacks the immune system in a similar way to AIDS. Stir the paint with a piece of wood or something similar. opposite different, dissimilar Word Originlate 16th cent. (also as a term in anatomy meaning ‘homogeneous’): from French similaire or medieval Latin similaris, from Latin similis ‘like’.Extra examples The scene in the picture was eerily similar to what I had seen in my dream. The three portraits are remarkably similar. Their experiences are superficially similar. countries with broadly similar characteristics
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: similar