- likeness; resemblance: a similitude of habits.
- a person or thing that is like or the match or counterpart of another: This expression is a similitude of the other.
- semblance; image: a similitude of the truth.
- a likening or comparison in the form of a simile, parable, or allegory: He spoke by similitudes.
Origin of similitude
Related Wordsresemblance, similarity, simulation, replica, representation, likeness, copy, comparison, parable, semblance, counterpart, analogy, allegory, simile
Examples from the Web for similitude
But Jabez had not forgotten the similitude of the swine ring.A Son of Hagar
Sir Hall Caine
There was a similitude in their genius and in their sufferings.The Poetical Works of William Collins
What is the similitude then between the beauties of sense and that beauty which is divine?
For if there be any similitude the respective objects must be similar.
Who ever yet hath seen it, who has heard of the similitude of it?The Reign of Mary Tudor
W. Llewelyn Williams.
- likeness; similarity
- a thing or sometimes a person that is like or the counterpart of another
- archaic a simile, allegory, or parable
Word Origin and History for similitude
late 14c., from Old French similitude "similarity, relationship, comparison" (13c.) and directly from Latin similitudinem (nominative similitudo) "likeness, resemblance," from similis "like" (see similar).