Definition of same pronoun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//seɪm//
    ; NAmE NAmE//seɪm//
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  1. 1  the same (as…) the same thing or things I would do the same again. I think the same as you do about this. Just do the same as me (= as I do). His latest movie is just more of the same—exotic locations, car chases and a final shoot-out. (informal) ‘I'll have coffee.’ ‘Same for me, please (= I will have one too).’
  2. 2  the same (as…) having the same number, colour, size, quality, etc. There are several brands and they're not all the same. I'd like one the same as yours.
  3. 3the same (British English) the same person ‘Was that George on the phone?’ ‘The same (= yes, it was George).’
  4. Word OriginMiddle English: from Old Norse sami, from an Indo-European root shared by Sanskrit sama, Greek homos.Idioms  despite this synonym nevertheless He's not very reliable, but I like him just the same. ‘Will you stay for lunch?’ ‘No, but thanks all the same.’ All the same, there's some truth in what she says.
    be all the same to somebody
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    to not be important to somebody It's all the same to me whether we eat now or later.
    the same person or thing It turns out that her aunt and my cousin are one and the same.  (informal) used to ask somebody to serve you the same drink as before Same again, please!
    same here (informal) (slang same)
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    used to say that something is also true of you ‘I can't wait to see it.’ ‘Same here.’
    (the) same to you (informal) (slang same)
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     used to answer a greeting, an insult, etc. ‘Happy Christmas!’ ‘And the same to you!’ ‘Get lost!’ ‘Same to you!’
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: same