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. 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