noun a member of an indigenous nomadic people living in northern Scandinavia and herding reindeer
Saame; Lapp; Sami; Saami; Lapplander.
noun the language of nomadic Lapps in northern Scandinavia and the Kola Peninsula
Saame; Lapp; Sami; Saami.
adjective same in identity
the same man I saw yesterday
never wore the same dress twice
this road is the same one we were on yesterday
on the same side of the street
adjective closely similar or comparable in kind or quality or quantity or degree
curtains the same color as the walls
two girls of the same age
mother and son have the same blue eyes
animals of the same species
the same rules as before
two boxes having the same dimensions
the same day next year
adjective equal in amount or value
the same amount
gave one six blows and the other a like number
the same number
adjective satellite unchanged in character or nature
the village stayed the same
his attitude is the same as ever
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. samui, Gr. , Skr. sama, Gr. like, L. simul at the same time, similis like, and E. some, a., -some. Cf. Anomalous, Assemble, Homeopathy, Homily, Seem, v. i., Semi-, Similar, Some.
Not different or other; not another or others; identical; unchanged.
Thou art the same, and thy years shall have no end.
Ps. cii. 27.
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 same.
Just mentioned, or just about to be mentioned.
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 with.
Bees like the same odors as we do.
[He] held the same political opinions with his illustrious friend.