Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “synonymous”

See all translations

synonymous

adjective uk   /sɪˈnɒn.ɪ.məs/ us    /-ˈnɑː.nə-/
C2 having the same meaning: The words "annoyed" and "irritated" are more or less synonymous.C2 If you say that one thing is synonymous with another, you mean that the two things are so closely connected in most people's minds that one suggests the other: Oscar Wilde's name is synonymous with wit.
(Definition of synonymous from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of synonymous?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “synonymous” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

thug

a man who acts violently, especially to commit a crime

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