A synonym is a word that means the same (or almost the same) thing as another word.
Small and little are synonyms.
Fast and quick are synonyms.
Run and sprint are synonyms.
Using synonyms can help you to avoid repeating words in your work and make your writing more interesting. A really useful tool to have as a writer is a thesaurus. This looks a bit like a dictionary but instead of giving definitions, it includes synonyms and similar words.
In this activity, you will get loads of practice at identifying synonyms, so let's get started.