Same (?), a. [AS. same, adv.;
akin to OS. sama, samo, adv., OHG. sam, a.,
sama, adv., Icel. samr, a., Sw. samme,
samma, Dan. samme, Goth. sama, Russ.
samuii, Gr. ?, Skr. sama, Gr. ? like, L.
simul at the same time, similis like, and E.
some, a., -some. √191. Cf. Anomalous,
Assemble, Homeopathy, Homily, Seem,
v. i., Semi-, Similar, Some.]
1. Not different or other; not another or others;
Thou art the same, and thy years shall have no
end. Ps. cii. 27.
2. Of like kind, species, sort, dimensions, or
the like; not differing in character or in the quality or qualities
compared; corresponding; not discordant; similar; like.
The ethereal vigor is in all the
3. Just mentioned, or just about to be
What ye know, the same do I know.
Job. xiii. 2.
Do but think how well the same he spends,
Who spends his blood his country to relieve.
☞ Same is commonly preceded by the, this,
or that and is often used substantively as in the citations
above. In a comparative use it is followed by as or
Bees like the same odors as we do.
[He] held the same political opinions with his
illustrious friend. Macaulay.