(Sil"vi*cul`ture) n. [Cf. F. silviculture.] See Sylviculture.
(Si"ma) n. (Arch.) A cyma.
(Sim"a*gre) n. [F. simagrée.] A grimace. [Obs.] Dryden.
(Si*mar") n. [F. simarre. See Chimere.] A woman's long dress or robe; also light covering; a
scarf. [Written also cimar, cymar, samare, simare.]
(||Si`marre") [F.] See Simar. Sir W. Scott.
(Sim"blot) n. [F. simbleau.] The harness of a drawloom.
(||Sim"i*a) n. [L., an ape; cf. simus flatnosed, snub-nosed, Gr. .] (Zoöl.) A Linnæan genus of Quadrumana
which included the types of numerous modern genera. By modern writers it is usually restricted to the
genus which includes the orang- outang.
(Sim"i*al) a. (Zoöl.) Simian; apelike.
(Sim"i*an) a. [L. simia an ape.] (Zoöl.) Of or pertaining to the family Simiadæ, which, in its widest
sense, includes all the Old World apes and monkeys; also, apelike. n. Any Old World monkey or
(Sim"i*lar) a. [F. similaire, fr. L. similis like, similar. See Same, a., and cf. Simulate.]
1. Exactly corresponding; resembling in all respects; precisely like.
2. Nearly corresponding; resembling in many respects; somewhat like; having a general likeness.
3. Homogenous; uniform. [R.] Boyle.
Similar figures (Geom.), figures which differ from each other only in magnitude, being made up of
the same number of like parts similarly situated. Similar rectilineal figures, such as have their
several angles respectively equal, each to each, and their sides about the equal angles proportional.
Similar solids, such as are contained by the same number of similar planes, similarly situated, and
having like inclination to one another.
(Sim"i*lar), n. That which is similar to, or resembles, something else, as in quality, form, etc.
(Sim`i*lar"i*ty) n.; pl. -ties [Cf. F. similarité.] The quality or state of being similar; likeness; resemblance; as,
a similarity of features.
Hardly is there a similarity detected between two or three facts, than men hasten to extend it to all.Sir
(Sim"i*lar*ly) adv. In a similar manner.