Part of speech: noun

A word having the same, or nearly the same, meaning as some other; one of two or more words that have one or more meanings in common, but otherwise differ. synonyme.

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Usage examples "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", 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", 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", Thomas Webster.