selfsame

  • 1 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

  • 2 selfsame — ► ADJECTIVE (the selfsame) ▪ the very same …

    English terms dictionary

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

    Etymology dictionary

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

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

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

    English World dictionary

  • 6 selfsame — adjective Date: 15th century being the one mentioned or in question ; identical < left the selfsame day > Synonyms: see same • selfsameness noun …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

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

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 8 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

  • 9 selfsame — adjective (only before noun) literary exactly the same: two great victories on the selfsame day …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 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

  • 11 selfsame — attrib.adj. (prec. by the) the very same (the selfsame village) …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 12 selfsame — selfsameness, n. /self saym , saym /, adj. being the very same; identical. [1375 1425; late ME selve same; see SELF, SAME; c. Dan selvsamme, OHG selbsama] Syn. exact, very, same. * * * …

    Universalium

  • 13 selfsame — adjective Precisely the same; the very same. Syn: same, identical Ant: different, other …

    Wiktionary

  • 14 selfsame — Synonyms and related words: Doppelganger, actual thing, alike, all one, all the same, carbon copy, consubstantial, copy, dead ringer, ditto, double, duplicate, equivalent, exact, exact counterpart, exactly alike, facsimile, homograph, homonym,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 15 selfsame — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. same, equivalent, similar; see alike 1 , 2 , equal . See Synonym Study at same . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Being one and not another or others; not different in nature or identity: identic, identical, same,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 16 selfsame — see self same …

    English dictionary

  • 17 selfsame — adj. identical, exactly the same …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 18 selfsame — adjective exactly the same …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 19 selfsame — self•same [[t]ˈsɛlfˌseɪm, ˈseɪm[/t]] adj. being the very same; identical • Etymology: 1375–1425 self same′ness, n …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20 selfsame — /ˈsɛlfseɪm / (say selfsaym) adjective (the) very same; identical. –selfsameness /sɛlfˈseɪmnəs/ (say self saymnuhs), noun …

    Australian English dictionary