1. Not different or other; not another or others; identical; unchanged.
"Thou art the same, and thy years shall have no end." -- Ps. cii. 27.
2. Of like kind, species, sort, dimensions, or the like; not differing in character or in the quality or qualities compared; corresponding; not discordant; similar; like.
"The ethereal vigor is in all the same." -- Dryden.
3. Just mentioned, or just about to be mentioned.
"What ye know, the same do I know." -- Job. xiii. 2.
"Do but think how well the same he spends, Who spends his blood his country to relieve." -- Daniel.
Same is commonly preceded by the, this, or that and is often used substantively as in the citations above. In a comparative use it is followed by as or with.
"Bees like the same odors as we do." -- Lubbock.
"[He] held the same political opinions with his illustrious friend." -- Macaulay.