index coequal, coextensive, cognate, congruous, equivalent, identical, same, similar, tantamount

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  • Synonymous — Syn*on y*mous, a. [Gr. ?; sy n with, together + ?, ?, name. See {Syn }, and {Name}.] Having the character of a synonym; expressing the same thing; conveying the same, or approximately the same, idea. {Syn*on y*mous*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] These… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • synonymous — ► ADJECTIVE 1) (of a word or phrase) having the same meaning as another word or phrase in the same language. 2) closely associated with something: his name was synonymous with victory. DERIVATIVES synonymously adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • synonymous — c.1600, from M.L. synonymus, from Gk. synonymos (see SYNONYM (Cf. synonym)). Related: Synonymously …   Etymology dictionary

  • synonymous — [adj] equivalent alike, apposite, coincident, compatible, convertible, correspondent, corresponding, equal, identical, identified, interchangeable, like, one and the same, same, similar, synonymic, tantamount; concepts 487,573 Ant. different,… …   New thesaurus

  • synonymous — [si nän′əməs] adj. [ML synonymus < Gr synōnymos: see SYNONYM] of, or having the nature of, a synonym; equivalent or similar in meaning synonymously adv …   English World dictionary

  • synonymous — sy|non|y|mous [sıˈnɔnıməs US ˈna: ] adj 1.) something that is synonymous with something else is considered to be very closely connected with it synonymous with ▪ Nixon s name has become synonymous with political scandal. 2.) two words that are… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • synonymous — syn|on|y|mous [ sı nanıməs ] adjective 1. ) if two words are synonymous, they have the same meaning or almost the same meaning: Frightened and afraid are synonymous. 2. ) if one person, thing, or idea is synonymous with another, there is an… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • synonymous — [[t]sɪnɒ̱nɪməs[/t]] ADJ: usu v link ADJ, oft ADJ with n If you say that one thing is synonymous with another, you mean that the two things are very closely associated with each other so that one suggests the other or one cannot exist without the… …   English dictionary

  • synonymous — UK [sɪˈnɒnɪməs] / US [sɪˈnɑnɪməs] adjective 1) if one person, thing, or idea is synonymous with another, there is an extremely close connection between them, so that you cannot think of one without also thinking of the other wines, cheeses, and… …   English dictionary

  • synonymous — adj. VERBS ▪ be, seem ▪ become ▪ remain ▪ make sth ▪ His deeds had made his name synonymous with victory …   Collocations dictionary

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