- 1having qualities in common; resembling something else
- 2almost the same but not exactly
Using similar: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "similar" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
The two houses look very similar.
The situation is similar to one I was in before.
The two paintings are similar in style.
The twins are similar in appearance.
similar Synonyms and Antonyms
Phrases with similar
The new model is similar to the previous one, but with some improvements.
The taste of this dish is similar to that of the traditional recipe.
The two brothers are similar to each other in many ways.
Origins of similar
from Old French 'similaire', from Latin 'similis', meaning 'like'
Summary: similar in Brief
The term 'similar' [ˈsɪm.ə.lər] refers to things that share qualities or characteristics and resemble each other, though they may not be exactly the same. It is often used to compare two or more things, as in 'The two houses look very similar.' 'Similar' can also be used in phrases like 'be similar to,' 'similar to that of,' and 'similar to each other.'