- a person or thing that resembles or matches another; counterpart.
- Archaic. likeness; resemblance.
- like or similar.
- seeming or apparent.
Origin of semblable
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Examples from the Web for semblable
He said to them, "Suffice you with that I have said to you, for all be semblable in malice."
And in semblable wise it was saide of Johan duke Dux Bedfordi.The Boke of Noblesse
I was so elate and hauteyn in my heart that I thought no man my peer, nor to me semblable.Le Morte D'Arthur, Volume I (of II)
Here I have written half a sheet with a picture in my mind of which you are getting no semblable idea.Pencillings by the Way
N. Parker Willis
She is no minikin Michael or Guy or Maurice, but a semblable moving figure.
- resembling or similar
- apparent rather than real
- something that resembles another thing
- a resemblance
C14: from Old French, from sembler to seem; see semblance
Word Origin and History for semblable
"resembling," late 14c., from Old French semblable (12c.), from sembler "to be like" (see semblance).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper