same


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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,
   Some.]
   1. Not different or other; not another or others; identical;
      unchanged.
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            Thou art the same, and thy years shall have no end.
                                                  --Ps. cii. 27.
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   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.
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            The ethereal vigor is in all the same. --Dryden.
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   3. Just mentioned, or just about to be mentioned.
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            What ye know, the same do I know.     --Job. xiii.
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            Do but think how well the same he spends,
            Who spends his blood his country to relieve.
                                                  --Daniel.
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   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.
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               Bees like the same odors as we do. --Lubbock.
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               [He] held the same political opinions with his
               illustrious friend.                --Macaulay.
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