- Word Parts
|part of speech:
||a word having the same or nearly the same meaning as another word of the same language.
"Abundant" and "copious" are synonyms. (Cf. antonym.).
||a word or expression accepted as symbolizing or conveying the same concept as another.
"The sword" became a synonym for "war".
||synonymic (adj.), synonymical (adj.), synonymity (n.)
The word synonym
contains the following parts:
that means with, together with
More about this word part:
The prefix "syn-
" occurs in Greek loanwords and attaches to Greek roots. It has several forms, as the final "n" sound in "syn-
" assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See its assimilated forms sym-
, and sys-
that means name, word
- onomas, onomat, nom1, nomin, nomen