selfsame
adjective Date: 15th century being the one mentioned or in question ; identical <
left the selfsame day
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Synonyms: see sameselfsameness noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Selfsame — Self same, a. [Self, a. + same.] Precisely the same; the very same; identical. [1913 Webster] His servant was healed in the selfsame hour. Matt. viii. 13. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • selfsame — ► ADJECTIVE (the selfsame) ▪ the very same …   English terms dictionary

  • selfsame — identical, early 15c., from SELF (Cf. self) + SAME (Cf. same). Written as two words until c.1600 …   Etymology dictionary

  • selfsame — *same, very, identical, identic, equivalent, equal, tantamount Analogous words: alike, *like, identical, uniform Antonyms: diverse …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • selfsame — [self′sām΄] adj. exactly the same; identical; (the) very same SYN. SAME selfsameness n …   English World dictionary

  • selfsame — self|same [ˈselfseım] adj [only before noun] written exactly the same ▪ two great victories on the selfsame day …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • selfsame — self|same [ self,seım ] adjective only before noun FORMAL used for emphasizing that something is exactly the same as another thing: He asked me the selfsame question …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • selfsame — adjective (only before noun) literary exactly the same: two great victories on the selfsame day …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • selfsame — UK [ˈselfseɪm] / US [ˈselfˌseɪm] adjective [only before noun] formal used for emphasizing that something is exactly the same as another thing He asked me the selfsame question …   English dictionary

  • selfsame — attrib.adj. (prec. by the) the very same (the selfsame village) …   Useful english dictionary

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