Definition: A word that means the same, or approximately the same, as another word. Two words can be considered synonyms even if they aren't interchangeable in all contexts.
Also Known As: Sinónino in Spanish.
In Spanish, entender
are synonyms (both usually mean "to understand"), as are marido
(both mean "husband"). In English, "late" and "tardy" are synonymous, as are "perfect" and "flawless."