Meaning of “similar” - Learner’s Dictionary

similar

adjective us uk /ˈsɪmɪlər/
Extra Examples
He commented that the two essays were very similar.People often mix them up because they look so similar.Her hair is similar to yours.The two buildings were constructed using similar methods.The brothers share many similar characteristics.

B1 Something which is similar to something else has many things the same, although it is not exactly the same:

The two houses are remarkably similar.
The style of cooking is similar to that of Northern India.
→ Opposite dissimilar

(Definition of “similar” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)