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  ( tokens    plural  )
1       adj   You use token to describe things or actions which are small or unimportant but are meant to show particular intentions or feelings which may not be sincere.  
ADJ n  
The announcement was welcomed as a step in the right direction, but was widely seen as a token gesture...     
2       n-count   A token is a piece of paper or card that can be exchanged for goods, either in a particular shop or as part of a special offer.  
  (BRIT)   oft n N  
Here is the fifth token towards our offer. You need six of these tokens.     
in AM, use coupon     
3       n-count   A token is a round flat piece of metal or plastic that is sometimes used instead of money.  
Some of the older telephones still only accept tokens.     
4       n-count   If you give something to a person or do something for them as a tokenof your feelings, you give it or do it as a way of expressing those feelings.  
usu with supp, oft N of n  
As a token of goodwill, I'm going to write another letter.     
5    You use by the same token    to introduce a statement that you think is true for the same reasons that were given for a previous statement.      
by the same token             phrase   PHR with cl  
If you give up exercise, your muscles shrink and fat increases. By the same token, if you expend more energy you will lose fat.     
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
1       adj   If two or more things, actions, or qualities are the same, or if one is the sameas another, they are very like each other in some way.  
the ADJ, oft ADJ as n/-ing  
In essence, all computers are the same..., People with the same experience in the job should be paid the same..., Driving a boat is not the same as driving a car..., I want my son to wear the same clothes as everyone else at the school...     
2    If something is happening the same as something else, the two things are happening in a way that is similar or exactly the same.  
the same as      phrase  
I mean, it's a relationship, the same as a marriage is a relationship..., He just wanted the war to end, the same as Wally did.     
3       adj   You use same to indicate that you are referring to only one place, time, or thing, and not to different ones.  
the ADJ, oft ADJ n as n, ADJ n that  
Bernard works at the same institution as Arlette..., It's impossible to get everybody together at the same time..., John just told me that your birthday is on the same day as mine.     
4       adj   Something that is still the same has not changed in any way.  
the ADJ  
Taking ingredients from the same source means the beers stay the same..., Only 17% said the economy would improve, but 25% believed it would stay the same.     
5       pron   You use the same to refer to something that has previously been mentioned or suggested.  
the PRON  
We made the decision which was right for us. Other parents must do the same..., We like him very much and he says the same about us.     
      Same is also an adjective., adj   the ADJ  
Dwight Eisenhower possessed much the same ability to appear likeable.     
6       convention   You say `same here' in order to suggest that you feel the same way about something as the person who has just spoken to you, or that you have done the same thing.  
INFORMAL, SPOKEN, formulae  

`Nice to meet you,' said Michael. `Same here,' said Mary Ann...     
7       convention   You say `same to you' in response to someone who wishes you well with something.  
INFORMAL, SPOKEN, formulae   `Have a nice Easter.'—`And the same to you Bridie.'     
8    You say `same again' when you want to order another drink of the same kind as the one you have just had.  
same again      phrase  
Give Roger another pint, Imogen, and I'll have the same again.     
9    You can say all the same or just the same to introduce a statement which indicates that a situation or your opinion has not changed, in spite of what has happened or what has just been said.  
all the same/just the same      phrase   PHR with cl  
...jokes that she did not understand but laughed at just the same.     
10    If you say `It's all the same to me', you mean that you do not care which of several things happens or is chosen.  
mainly SPOKEN  
all the same to me      phrase  
Whether I've got a moustache or not it's all the same to me...     
11    When two or more people or things are thought to be separate and you say that they are one and the same, you mean that they are in fact one single person or thing.  
one and the same      phrase   v-link PHR  
Luckily, Nancy's father and her attorney were one and the same person..., I'm willing to work for the party because its interests and my interests are one and the same.     
    at the same time  

Same-sex people are the same sex as each other, or the same sex as a particular person.      adj   usu ADJ n  
...women's same-sex friends.     
self-same      , selfsame  
You use self-same when you want to emphasize that the person or thing mentioned is exactly the same as the one mentioned previously.      adj   ADJ n     (emphasis)    You find yourself worshipped by the self-same people who beat you up at school.     

Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary  




1    aforementioned, aforesaid, selfsame, very  
2    alike, corresponding, duplicate, equal, equivalent, identical, indistinguishable, interchangeable, synonymous, twin  
3    changeless, consistent, constant, invariable, unaltered, unchanged, unfailing, uniform, unvarying  
4    all the same:     
a    after all, anyhow, be that as it may, in any event, just the same, nevertheless, nonetheless, still  
b    immaterial, not worth mentioning, of no consequence, unimportant  
   altered, different, dissimilar, diverse, inconsistent, miscellaneous, other, variable  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

Collaborative Dictionary     English Cobuild
think alike about a certain topic; be aligned in opinions; feel the same way about smth.
A meeting of people who have the same interests, or belong to the same organization
I like conventions more than meeting with people who have nothing in common with me.
a round and sweet fruit with pale, orange-colored skin that comes from a tree of the same name
1. using copyright law to make a piece of work freely available and allowing its free distribution and modification (as long as its derivate versions follow the same copyright rules)
competitive set: a group of other brands offering a similar product or service, to the same consumers
to use something (an object or a substance) in a new way: not the same as "recycle"
can sometimes be translated as "détourner"
a clusterfuck means several problems occurring at the same time
Mainly US usage, very colloquial/vulgar
watch a great number of episodes from the same television series in a row
portmanteau word: binge (excessive consumption of something) + watching
term used for describing the lifestyle of married or unmarried long-term couples who don't live under the same roof
[Psych.] acronym: LAT. e.g LAT couples, LAT relationships
to do two things at the same time using the effort needed to do only one
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