without compare

without compare
beyond (or without) compare surpassing all others of the same kind.
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  • without compare — Without any rival or equal ● compare * * * beyond/without/compare mainly literary phrase used for emphasizing the very good qualities of a person or thing Her beauty was beyond compare. Thesaurus: ways of emphasizing how good …   Useful english dictionary

  • without compare — there s no one like him, he is unique, one cannot compare him to any other person …   English contemporary dictionary

  • beyond (or without) compare — surpassing all others of the same kind. → compare …   English new terms dictionary

  • compare — [kəm per′] vt. compared, comparing [ME comparen < OFr comparer < L comparare < com , with + parare, to make equal < par: see PAR1] 1. to regard as similar; liken (to) [to compare life to a river] 2. to examine in order to observe or… …   English World dictionary

  • compare — ► VERB 1) (often compare to/with) estimate, measure, or note the similarity or dissimilarity between. 2) (compare to) point out or describe the resemblances of (something) with. 3) (usu. compare with) be similar to or have a specified… …   English terms dictionary

  • compare — late 14c., from O.Fr. comparer (12c., Mod.Fr. comparer), from L.L. comparare to liken, to compare (see COMPARISON (Cf. comparison)). To compare notes is from 1708. Related: Compared; comparing. Phrase without compare (attested from 1620s, but… …   Etymology dictionary

  • compare — I (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To regard as similar] Syn. relate, connect, liken, note the similarities, draw a comParison, make a comParison, associate, link, reduce to a common denominator, equate, match, express by metaphor, analogize, show… …   English dictionary for students

  • compare — com|pare1 W1S1 [kəmˈpeə US ˈper] v [Date: 1400 1500; : French; Origin: comparer, from Latin comparare, from compar like , from com ( COM ) + par equal ] 1.) [T] to examine or judge two or more things in order to show how they are similar to or… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • compare — 1 verb 1 SIMILAR/DIFFERENT (T) to consider two or more things, people, ideas etc, in order to show how they are similar to or different from each other: The report compares the different types of home computer currently available. | compare sth… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • compare — I UK [kəmˈpeə(r)] / US [kəmˈper] verb Word forms compare : present tense I/you/we/they compare he/she/it compares present participle comparing past tense compared past participle compared *** 1) a) [transitive] to consider how things or people… …   English dictionary

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