synonym synonym  /ˈsɪ nə ˌnɪm/

Definition(s):

  • (n) two words that can be interchanged in a context are said to be synonymous relative to that context

Usage(s):

  1. Very quickly, however, Piltdown became a synonym for phony; and England's claim to antiquity was cut short by several hundred thousand years.
  2. Sheik Mo has made Dubai an internationally recognized synonym for success in a Middle East that has been plagued by war, civil discontent and religious extremism.
  3. Thus died the man whose name had become a worldwide synonym for traitor.

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  • Finding ‘Salvation’ in ‘Shalom’

    Christian churches have convinced many believers that “salvation” only exists in the afterlife. But a truer understanding of the word – and its synonym “shalom” – reveals them to be messages calling for the present world to become a place of human fulfillment, writes Rev. Howard Bess.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: consortiumnews.com

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