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.
We have similar hobbies and interests.
A second study produced remarkably similar results.
Their situation is very similar to ours.
The two men are similar in appearance.
Dallas had dominated the game throughout the first half, and the second half began in a similar vein with another touchdown after only five minutes.
This is the American English definition of similar. View British English definition of similar.
Change your default dictionary and thesaurus to British English.
View the pronunciation for similar.
a paid holiday given to a new employee before they start their job
a type of pie that is filled with mincemeat, usually eaten at Christmas
an expandable stick which you attach to a mobile phone or camera to help you take a selfie …
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.
American definition of similar from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.