What does the word synonym mean?

Usage examples for synonym

  1. While grace must stand by itself as a not especially important quality because it is not, need not, always be present, harmony must be recognised as a synonym of balance. – A Novelist on Novels by W. L. George
  2. Finally, the term Bhumia or 'Lord of the soil' is used sometimes as the name of a separate tribe and sometimes as a synonym for Baiga. – The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India Volume II by R. V. Russell
  3. Very many of these poor people, the very name of whose calling had been a synonym for dishonesty and kindred vices, became sober, industrious, and honest men and women. – Woman: Man's Equal by Thomas Webster