semblable

[ sem-bluh-buh l ]
/ ˈsɛm blə bəl /
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noun

a person or thing that resembles or matches another; counterpart.
Archaic. likeness; resemblance.

adjective Archaic.

like or similar.
seeming or apparent.

Nearby words

  1. semaphore,
  2. semarang,
  3. semasiology,
  4. sematic,
  5. sematology,
  6. semblance,
  7. seme,
  8. semei-,
  9. semeiology,
  10. semeiotic

Origin of semblable

1325–75; Middle English < Middle French, equivalent to sembl(er) to seem + -able -able. See semblance

Related formssem·bla·bly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for semblable

semblable

/ (ˈsɛmbləbəl) archaic /

adjective

resembling or similar
apparent rather than real

noun

something that resembles another thing
a resemblance
Derived Formssemblably, adverb

Word Origin for semblable

C14: from Old French, from sembler to seem; see semblance

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Word Origin and History for semblable

semblable

adj.

"resembling," late 14c., from Old French semblable (12c.), from sembler "to be like" (see semblance).

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