Try Our Apps


Word of the Day
Wednesday, August 02, 2000

Definitions for simulacrum

  1. a slight, unreal, or superficial likeness or semblance.
  2. an effigy, image, or representation: a simulacrum of Aphrodite.

Learn something
new every day


Thank youfor signing up
Get the Word of the Day Email
Citations for simulacrum
We, the simulacrum and I, did share a narrow bed that night together in Magda's home, but the simulacrum did not permit the dog, whose napping company I had grown accustomed to, to join us. Rivka Galchen, Atmospheric Disturbances, 2008
For instance, the ordinary words of the Creed: "I believe in God, the Father Almighty…" and so forth, this gets rattled off, and Binx has been hearing this, and the words become a simulacrum. Walker Percy, More Conversations with Walker Percy, edited by Lewis A. Lawson and Victor A. Kramer, 1993
Origin of simulacrum
Simulacrum is related to the word simulate. It comes from the Latin word simulācrum which means "likeness, image."