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"same" in British English

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same adjective (EXACTLY LIKE)

the same
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A1 exactly like another or each other: My ​twinsister 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.

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 ​exams. 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 ​timetomorrow?
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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 ​terrible at ​physics, and it's the same withchemistry - 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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(Definition of same from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"same" in American English

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sameadjective [not gradable]

 us   /seɪm/

same adjective [not gradable] (EXACTLY LIKE)

exactly like another or each other: My ​sister and I have the same ​colorhair. Our ​grades were ​exactly the same. They are all the same, these "in-town" ​events.

same adjective [not gradable] (NOT ANOTHER)

this one; not another, different one: She ​keeps saying the same thing over and over. Production is down by 80% from the same ​period last ​year. She ​startedstudyinglanguages and ​becameinterested in ​travel at the same ​time.


 us   /seɪm/

same pronoun (EXACTLY ALIKE)

exactlyalike, or not ​changed: Life was never the same again ​once the ​childrenstartedschool. It took ​longer to ​loseweight the second ​time, ​even though my ​diet was ​exactly the same.
(Definition of same from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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