likeness

[ lahyk-nis ]
/ ˈlaɪk nɪs /
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noun

a representation, picture, or image, especially a portrait: to draw a good likeness of Churchill.
the state or fact of being like: I can't get over your likeness to my friend.
the semblance or appearance of something; guise: to assume the likeness of a swan.

Nearby words

  1. likelihood,
  2. likely,
  3. likely as not,
  4. likeminded,
  5. liken,
  6. likes,
  7. likes of, the,
  8. likewise,
  9. likin,
  10. liking

Origin of likeness

before 950; Middle English liknesse, Old English līcnes, variant of gelīcnes. See alike, -ness

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British Dictionary definitions for likenesses

likeness

/ (ˈlaɪknɪs) /

noun

the condition of being alike; similarity
a painted, carved, moulded, or graphic image of a person or thing
an imitative appearance; semblance
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Word Origin and History for likenesses

likeness

n.

Old English (Northumbrian) licnes "likeness, similarity; figure, statue, image," shortened from gelicness; see like (adj.) + -ness.

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