Silvery iron(Metal.), a peculiar light-gray fine-grained cast iron, usually obtained from clay iron ore.

(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 ape.

(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 W. Hamilton.

(Sim"i*lar*ly) adv. In a similar manner.

1. Resembling, or having the luster of, silver; grayish white and lustrous; of a mild luster; bright.

All the enameled race, whose silvery wing
Waves to the tepid zephyrs of the spring.

2. Besprinkled or covered with silver.

3. Having the clear, musical tone of silver; soft and clear in sound; as, silvery voices; a silvery laugh.

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