Definition for SAME

SAME, a. [Sax. same; Goth. sama, samo; Dan. samme, same, and sammen, together; Sw. samme, same; Dan. samler, forsamler, to collect, to assemble; Sw. samla, försmala, id.; D. zaam, zamen, together; zamelen, to assemble; G. sammeln, id.; Sax. samod; L. simul, together; Sax. samnian, semnian, to assemble, to sum; W. sum, sum, amplitude; swm, the state of being together; swmer, that supports or keeps together, a beam, Eng. summer, in building. We observe that the Greek ἁμα agrees in signification with the L. simul, and Sax. samod, Sans. sam, together. Shall we suppose then that s has passed into an aspirate in this word, as in salt, Gr. ἁλς, or has the Greek word lost s? The word same may be the L. idem or dem, dialectically varied. The primary sense is to set, to place, to put together. See Ar. ضَمَّ dhamma, to draw together, to set together, to join, to collect. Class Sm, No. 33, and see No. 43, 44.]

  1. Identical; not different or other. Thou art the same, and thy years shall have no end. Ps. cii. The Lord Jesus, the same night in which he was betrayed, took bread. – 1 Cor. xi.
  2. Of the identical kind or species, though not the specific thing. We say, the horse of one country is the same animal as the horse of another country. The same plants and fruits are produced in the same latitudes. We see in men in all countries, the same passions and the same vices. Th' ethereal vigor is in all the same. – Dryden.
  3. That was mentioned before. Do but think how well the same he spends, / Who spends his blood his country to relieve. – Daniel.
  4. Equal; exactly similar. One ship will not run the same distance as another in the same time, and with the same wind. Two balls of the same size have not always the same weight. Two instruments will not always make the same sound.

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