Definitions

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

  • adjective Having the character of a synonym.
  • adjective Equivalent in connotation.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having the character of a synonym; expressing the same idea; equivalent in meaning.

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

  • adjective Having the character of a synonym; expressing the same thing; conveying the same, or approximately the same, idea.

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

  • adjective having a similar meaning
  • adjective of, or being a synonym
  • adjective genetics Such that both its forms yield the same sequenced protein.

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

  • adjective (of words) meaning the same or nearly the same

Etymologies

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

[From Medieval Latin synōnymus, from Greek sunōnumos : sun-, syn- + onoma, onuma, name; see nŏ̄-men- in Indo-European roots.]

Examples

  • It's a label synonymous with everything posh: flawless fabric, a historic design archive and top-drawer clients.

    Federico Pratesi, King of Sheets

  • It is the name synonymous with the nation's favourite sauce and one of the best-known brands in the world.

    Heinz left playing tomato catch-up after ketchup tasting trouncing

  • Most notably, Area 2 had been home to Detective Jon Burge, a name synonymous in the city with torture in interrogations.

    Long Way Home

  • 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.

    Empire of Dreams

  • 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.

    LEGENDS OF THE DRAGONREALM

  • 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.

    LEGENDS OF THE DRAGONREALM

  • 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.

    LEGENDS OF THE DRAGONREALM

  • Years before that, growing up under occupation, she associated his name with the revolution, a name synonymous with hope and freedom.

    Unveiled

  • They made the word synonymous with a place of fiery torment, a prefiguring of the doctrine of hell.

    Mysteries & Intrigues of the Bible

  • They made the word synonymous with a place of fiery torment, a prefiguring of the doctrine of hell.

    Mysteries & Intrigues of the Bible

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