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same

adjective uk   /seɪm/ us  

same adjective (EXACTLY LIKE)

the same
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A1 exactly like another or each other: My twin sister and I have the same nose. She was wearing exactly the same dress as I was. Hilary's the same age as me. She brought up her children in just (= exactly) the same way her mother did.
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same adjective (NOT ANOTHER)

A1 [before noun] not another different place, time, situation, person, or thing: My brother and I sleep in the same room. Rachel's still going out with the same boyfriend. That (very) same day, he heard he'd passed his exam. I would do the same thing again if I had the chance. They eat at the same restaurant every week. Shall we meet up at the same time tomorrow?
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same

pronoun uk   /seɪm/ us  

same pronoun (EXACTLY LIKE)

the same as A2 exactly like: People say I look just the same as my sister. John thinks the same as I do - it's just too expensive.the same B2 not changed: After all these years you look exactly the same - you haven't changed a bit. Charles is just the same as always.

same pronoun (NOT ANOTHER)

the same B1 not another different thing or situation: I'm hopeless at physics, and it's the same with chemistry - I get it all wrong. [before noun] humorous not another different person: "Was that Marion on the phone?" "The (very) same."

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Translations of “same”
in Spanish parecido, mismo, igual…
in French semblable, même…
in German gleich…
in Chinese (Simplified) 非常相似…
in Chinese (Traditional) 非常相似…
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