same adj., pron. the same

VERBS be, feel, look, seem, smell, sound, taste They both taste just the same to me. | remain, stay

ADV. exactly, just, precisely I had exactly the same experience. | not altogether, not quite That's not quite the same thing, is it? | almost, basically, broadly, essentially, more or less, nearly, practically, pretty much, roughly, substantially, virtually Your new job will be essentially the same as your old one.

PREP. as Your dress is nearly the same as mine.

PHRASES one and the same We can do the two things at one and the same time.