American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Having the same or a similar meaning: synonymous words.
- adj. Equivalent in connotation: "a widespread impression that . . . Hollywood was synonymous with immorality” ( Doris Kearns Goodwin).
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having the character of a synonym; expressing the same idea; equivalent in meaning.
- adj. having a similar meaning
- adj. of, or being a synonym
- adj. genetics Such that both its forms yield the same sequenced protein.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Having the character of a synonym; expressing the same thing; conveying the same, or approximately the same, idea.
- adj. (of words) meaning the same or nearly the same
- From Medieval Latin synōnymus, from Greek sunōnumos : sun-, syn- + onoma, onuma, name. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“It's a label synonymous with everything posh: flawless fabric, a historic design archive and top-drawer clients.”
“It is the name synonymous with the nation's favourite sauce and one of the best-known brands in the world.”
“Soon, he would embark on the movies that would make his name synonymous with spectacle and display, movies that portrayed elemental human passions amidst settings of such splendidly enlarged dimensions that they could fire the imaginations of the dullest member of the audience.”
“Most notably, Area 2 had been home to Detective Jon Burge, a name synonymous in the city with torture in interrogations.”
“He could imagine what it might be like, a new ruler who suddenly finds himself confronted by a name synonymous with the darkest evil as far as his race is concerned.”
“Years before that, growing up under occupation, she associated his name with the revolution, a name synonymous with hope and freedom.”
“They made the word synonymous with a place of fiery torment, a prefiguring of the doctrine of hell.”
“How can anyone smile when invoking a word synonymous with prison, I wondered.”
“After losing billions of dollars investing in Internet search technology during the past five years, Microsoft believes it's in a better position to gain ground on Google - a name synonymous with looking things up online.”
“Though a native Swiss, Mr. Ackermann is the most prominent banker in Germany, his name synonymous with an industry whose reputation has plummeted since the financial crisis.”
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