- Not different or other; not another or others; identical; unchanged."Thou art the same, and thy years shall have no end." [Ps. cii. 27.]
- 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.]
- Just mentioned, or just about to be mentioned."What ye know, the same do I know." [Job. xiii. 2.]"Do but think how well the same he spends, Who spends his blood his country to relieve." [Daniel.]"Bees like the same odors as we do." [Lubbock.]"He] held the same political opinions with his illustrious friend." [Macaulay.]
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.
Etymology: 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. √191. Cf. Anomalous Assemble Homeopathy Homily Seem (v. i.) Semi- Similar Some