same Definition in Cambridge British English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Definition of "same" - British English Dictionary

See all translations

sameadjective

uk   us   /seɪm/

same adjective (EXACTLY LIKE)

the same
More examples
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.
Compare

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?
More examples

samepronoun

uk   us   /seɪm/

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."

sameadverb

uk   us   /seɪm/
(Definition of same from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of same?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “same” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
poke

to greet someone on a social networking website by leaving them a special short message

Word of the Day

The cake was made by my sister: how to use the passive in English.
The cake was made by my sister: how to use the passive in English.
by Liz Walter,
June 24, 2015
Look at these two sentences: My sister made the cake. The cake was made by my sister. Both these sentences mean the same. The first is an active sentence: it tells you what the sister did. The second is a passive sentence: it tells you what happened to the cake. Here are

Read More 

burger noun
burger noun
June 29, 2015
a menu on a computer screen comprising three short parallel horizontal lines which the user clicks to see options Definitely use a burger. You could put the settings in the burger menu too. Fix the settings to the bottom of the burger menu and use a vertically scrolling contact list that scrolls behind

Read More