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Meaning of resemblance by Wiktionary Dictionary

resemblance


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    • IPA: /ɹəzˈɛmbləns/

    Noun

    resemblance ( plural: resemblances )

    1. The quality or state of resembling; likeness; similitude; similarity.
    2. That which resembles, or is similar; a representation; a likeness .
    3. A comparison; a simile .
    4. Probability; verisimilitude .

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Explanation of resemblance by Wordnet Dictionary

resemblance


    Noun
    1. similarity in appearance or external or superficial details



    Definition of resemblance by GCIDE Dictionary

    resemblance


    1. Resemblance ( -blans ), n. [Cf. F. ressemblance. See Resemble.]
      1. The quality or state of resembling; likeness; similitude; similarity.

      One main end of poetry and painting is to please; they bear a great resemblance to each other. Dryden.

      2. That which resembles, or is similar; a representation; a likeness.

      These sensible things, which religion hath allowed, are resemblances formed according to things spiritual. Hooker.

      3. A comparison; a simile. [Obs.] Chaucer.

      4. Probability; verisimilitude. [Obs.] Shak.

      Syn. -- Likeness; similarity; similitude; semblance; representation; image.