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A synonym is a word with the same or nearly the same meaning as another word.
Synonyms can (and often do) have different connotations or shades of meaning, but they generally don't have different denotations.
A hypernym is a word that has a broader meaning than another word.
A hyponym is a word, phrase, or name which belongs to the narrower category of a larger more general word.
A hyponym is a word which can be further classified as "a type of" or "of the same category as another word."
A similar word is a word with a similarly-defined definition as the original one - but they aren't always synonymous.
A word may share many similarities with another word, yet each have different meanings which make them not synonymous.