- 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.
Origin of likeness
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2. resemblance, similitude. 3. shape, form.
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Examples from the Web for likenesses
Today, his portraits are distinctly recognizable as Nadars as much as they register the likenesses of individual historic figures.An '80s Art Flashback
October 29, 2009
He set in heaven the Stars of the Zodiac which are their likenesses.The Babylonian Legends of the Creation
I send you two likenesses, printed from copper, which you will know well.Albert Durer
T. Sturge Moore
We should answer: In what relates to the making of likenesses, and similarly of other things.Protagoras
Our likenesses have been compared many times:—I am glad we have met.
If she be not the child of Madame Montford, then no faith can be put in likenesses.
- the condition of being alike; similarity
- a painted, carved, moulded, or graphic image of a person or thing
- an imitative appearance; semblance
Word Origin and History for likenesses
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper