Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “similar”

See all translations

similar

adjective uk   /ˈsɪm.ɪ.lər/ us    /-ə.lɚ/
B1 looking or being almost, but not exactly, the same: My father and I have similar views on politics. I bought some new shoes which are very similar to a pair I had before. Paul is very similar in appearance to his brother.
More examples
Translations of “similar”
in Korean 비슷한…
in Arabic مُشابِه…
in French semblable…
in Turkish benzer, aynı türden…
in Italian simile, somigliante…
in Chinese (Traditional) 相似的,近似的…
in Russian похожий…
in Polish podobny…
in Spanish similar, semejante, parecido…
in Portuguese parecido…
in German ähnlich…
in Catalan semblant…
in Japanese 似ている, 同じような…
in Chinese (Simplified) 相似的,近似的…
(Definition of similar from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of similar?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “similar” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

shampoo

a liquid used for washing hair, or for washing particular objects or materials

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

crossfit noun

March 23, 2015
high-intensity strength training Two women in strappy dresses discussed how much weight they could snatch

Read More