Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Being the very one; identical.
  • adjective Similar in kind, quality, quantity, or degree.
  • adjective Conforming in every detail.
  • adjective Being the one previously mentioned or indicated; aforesaid.
  • adverb In the same way.
  • pronoun Someone or something identical with another.
  • pronoun Someone or something previously mentioned or described.
  • idiom (all/just) Notwithstanding; nevertheless.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Together.
  • Identical numerically; one in substance; not other; always preceded by the definite article or other definitive word (this or that).
  • Of one nature or general character; of one kind, degree, or amount: as, we see in men everywhere the same passions and the same vices; two flames that are the same in temperature; two bodies of the same dimensions; boxes that occupy the same space.
  • Just mentioned, or just about to be mentioned or denoted: often used for the sake of emphasis or to indicate contempt or vexation.
  • However; nevertheless; still; yet: used to introduce a reservation, explanation, or fact not in conflict but in contrast with what has been said.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Not different or other; not another or others; identical; unchanged.
  • adjective Of like kind, species, sort, dimensions, or the like; not differing in character or in the quality or qualities compared; corresponding; not discordant; similar; like.
  • adjective Just mentioned, or just about to be mentioned.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Not different or other; not another or others; not different as regards self; selfsame; numerically identical.
  • adjective Similar, alike.
  • adjective Used to express the unity of an object or person which has various different descriptions or qualities.
  • adjective A reply of confirmation of identity.
  • pronoun The identical thing, ditto.
  • pronoun Something similar, something of the identical type.
  • pronoun formal It or them, without a connotation of similarity.
  • adverb Together.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective same in identity
  • adjective equal in amount or value
  • noun a member of an indigenous nomadic people living in northern Scandinavia and herding reindeer
  • adjective closely similar or comparable in kind or quality or quantity or degree
  • adjective unchanged in character or nature
  • noun the language of nomadic Lapps in northern Scandinavia and the Kola Peninsula

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, from Old Norse samr; see sem- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English same, from Old Norse samr ("same"), and/or from Old English same ("same") in the phrase swā same (swā) ("in like manner, in the same way (as)"). Both from Proto-Germanic *samaz (“same”), from Proto-Indo-European *somHós (“same”). Cognate with Scots samin ("same, like, together"), Danish samme ("same"), Swedish samma ("same"), Gothic 𐍃𐌰𐌼𐌰 (sama), a weak adjectival form, Ancient Greek ὁμός (homós, "same"), Old Irish som, Russian самый (sámyj), Sanskrit सम (sama).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English same, samme, samen, (also ysame, isame), from Old English samen ("together"), from Proto-Germanic *samana- (“together”), from Proto-Indo-European *sem- (“one, together”). Cognate with Scots samin ("together"), Dutch samen ("together"), German zusammen ("together"), Swedish samman ("together"), Icelandic saman ("together").

Examples

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  • “We are afraid of losing what we have, whether it’s our life or our possessions and property. But this fear evaporates when we understand that our life stories and the history of the world were written by the same hand.�?

    -The Alchemist Paulo Coelho

    July 27, 2009