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Meaning of same

same

Pronunciation: (sām), [key]
— adj.
  1. identical with what is about to be or has just been mentioned: This street is the same one we were on yesterday.
  2. being one or identical though having different names, aspects, etc.: These are the same rules though differently worded.
  3. agreeing in kind, amount, etc.; corresponding: two boxes of the same dimensions.
  4. unchanged in character, condition, etc.: It's the same town after all these years.
—pron.
  1. the same person or thing.
  2. the same kind or category of thing: You're having steak? I'll have the same, but very rare.
  3. the very person, thing, or set just mentioned: Sighted sub sank same.
  4. You don't have to go but we wish you would, all the same.
    1. notwithstanding; nevertheless:You don't have to go but we wish you would, all the same.
    2. of no difference; immaterial:It's all the same to me whether our team loses or wins.
  5. It was a success, but it could easily have failed, just the same.
    1. in the same manner.
    2. nevertheless:It was a success, but it could easily have failed, just the same.
  6. in the same manner; in an identical or similar way: I see the same through your glasses as I do through mine.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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