Sim"i*lar, *n.* That which is similar
to, or resembles, something else, as in quality, form, etc.

Sim"i*lar (?), *a.* [F. *similaire*,
fr. L. *similis* like, similar. See __Same__,
*a.*, and cf. __Simulate__.] **1.**
Exactly corresponding; resembling in all respects; precisely
like.

**2.** Nearly corresponding; resembling in many
respects; somewhat like; having a general likeness.

**3.** Homogenous; uniform. [R.]
*Boyle.*

**Similar figures** *(Geom.)*, figures which
differ from each other only in magnitude, being made up of the same
number of like parts similarly situated. -- **Similar
rectilineal figures**, such as have their several angles
respectively equal, each to each, and their sides about the equal
angles proportional. -- **Similar solids**,
such as are contained by the same number of similar planes,
similarly situated, and having like inclination to one
another.