Same
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. [1913 Webster]

Thou art the same, and thy years shall have no end. --Ps. cii. 27. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

The ethereal vigor is in all the same. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

3. Just mentioned, or just about to be mentioned. [1913 Webster]

What ye know, the same do I know. --Job. xiii. 2. [1913 Webster]

Do but think how well the same he spends, Who spends his blood his country to relieve. --Daniel. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

Bees like the same odors as we do. --Lubbock. [1913 Webster]

[He] held the same political opinions with his illustrious friend. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]


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