- 1Having a resemblance in appearance, character, or quantity, without being identical: a soft cheese similar to Brie northern India and similar areasMore example sentences
alike, (much) the same, indistinguishable, close, near, almost identical, homogeneous, interchangeable; kindred, akin, related• informal much of a muchnesscomparable, like, corresponding, homogeneous, parallel, equivalent, analogous, matchingcomparable to, close to, near (to), in the nature of
- I think we can expect to hear words very similar to those when the defence sums up its case.
- Even sinkholes similar to the one last summer have been around since the 18th Century.
- Spawning takes place between October and December, and is very similar to that of the brown trout.
- 1.1 Geometry (Of geometrical figures) having the same shape, with the same angles and proportions, though of different sizes.More example sentences
- When the ratio is 1 then the similar triangles become congruent triangles (same shape and size).
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- 1chiefly • archaic A person or thing similar to another: he was one of those whose similar you never meetMore example sentences
- In other words, if a normal person would say two images are essentially the same, they are "similars."
- 2 (usually similars) A substance that produces effects resembling the symptoms of particular diseases (the basis of homeopathic treatment): the principle of treatment by similarsMore example sentences
- The law of similars describes how a homeopathic drug is chosen based on its ability, in gross crude form, to produce the symptoms similar to that of a specific disease.
- Yet despite having demonstrated that the law of similars has not generally been applied to the use of mild herbal substances, one question still remains.
- Different from herbal remedies, Oscillococcinum is a homeopathic preparation created according to the ‘law of similars,’ which basically states that like will cure like.
late 16th century (also as a term in anatomy meaning 'homogeneous'): from French similaire or medieval Latin similaris, from Latin similis 'like'.
The standard construction for similar is with to, as in I’ve had problems similar to yours . However, in British English, the construction similar as is sometimes used instead, as in I’ve had similar problems as yourself . This is not accepted as correct in standard English.