/ ˈsɪmələ(r); NAmE / adjective
similar (to sb/sth) | similar (in sth) like sb/sth but not exactly the same :
We have very similar interests.
My teaching style is similar to that of most other teachers.
The two houses are similar in size.
The brothers look very similar.
All our patients have broadly similar problems.
OPP different , dissimilar
late 16th cent. (also as a term in anatomy meaning homogeneous ): from French similaire or medieval Latin similaris , from Latin similis like.