Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word
90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.
The thesaurus of synonyms and related words is fully integrated into the dictionary entries. Click on the T button in an entry to review the synonyms and related words for that meaning.more
Sometimes U.N. troops and their commanders may not even speak the same language.
We were staying at the same hotel as my parents.
Was this the same Timothy Evans that Carol had gone to school with?
At first many schools resisted the reforms, but those same schools are now seeing the most improvement.
I was born on the very same day that my father died.
"Do you mean Vendelin Gajdusek, the Czech writer?" "The very same!"
She did not want to make the same mistake again.
The two pictures look the same to me – I can't tell them apart.
Her eyes are the same color as yours.
Animals feel pain the same as we do.
Kevin gets bored very quickly. His Dad was just the same.
Stuart's opinion on this subject was much the same as mine.
The four sides of a square are all the same length.
One centimeter is the same as ten millimeters.
A one-bedroom apartment in San Francisco costs almost the same as a five-bedroom house in Omaha.
You can stay or go, it's all the same to me.
I'd rather wait until tomorrow, sir, if it's all the same to you.
Politicians repeat the same old phrases every election.
She's still the same old Jane that we all grew to love.
Same old story! He got into an argument with the boss and lost his job.
This is the American English definition of same. View British English definition of same.
horse racing on flat ground with no fences or jumping
A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.global English and language change from our blog