likeness

  • 1 likeness — likeness, similarity, resemblance, similitude, analogy, affinity are comparable when they denote agreement or correspondence or an instance of agreement or correspondence in details (as of appearance, structure, or qualities) brought out by a… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 2 Likeness — Like ness, n. [AS. gel[=i]cnes.] 1. The state or quality of being like; similitude; resemblance; similarity; as, the likeness of the one to the other is remarkable. [1913 Webster] 2. Appearance or form; guise. [1913 Webster] An enemy in the… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 likeness — [līk′nis] n. 1. the state or quality of being like; similarity 2. (the same) form or shape; semblance [Jupiter appeared in the likeness of a swan] 3. something that is like; copy, portrait, etc. SYN. LIKENESS implies close correspondence in… …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 likeness — O.E. (Northumbrian) licnes likeness, similarity; figure, statue, image, shortened from gelicness; see LIKE (Cf. like) (adj.) + NESS (Cf. ness) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 likeness — ► NOUN 1) resemblance. 2) outward appearance: humans are made in God s likeness. 3) a portrait or representation …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 likeness — index analogy, appearance (look), color (complexion), conformity (agreement), copy, correspondence …

    Law dictionary

  • 7 likeness — [n] correspondence in appearance; something that corresponds affinity, agreement, alikeness, analogousness, analogy, appearance, carbon, clone, comparableness, comparison, conformity, copy, counterpart, dead ringer*, delineation, depiction,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 likeness — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ strong ▪ The children all share a strong family likeness. ▪ exact ▪ That is an exact likeness to the man I saw. ▪ good …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 9 likeness — n. 1) to catch a likeness (the artist caught the likeness) 2) to bear a likeness 3) a striking, uncanny likeness 4) a family likeness 5) a likeness between; to * * * [ laɪknɪs] to uncanny likeness a family likeness a striking a likeness between …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 10 likeness — like|ness [ˈlaıknıs] n 1.) [U and C] the quality of being similar in appearance to someone or something = ↑resemblance likeness to ▪ Hugh s uncanny likeness to his father ▪ I can see the family likeness . 2.) a painting or photograph of a person …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 likeness — [[t]la͟ɪknəs[/t]] likenesses 1) N SING: oft N to/between n If two things or people have a likeness to each other, they are similar to each other. These myths have a startling likeness to one another... There might be a likeness between their… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 likeness — noun 1) her likeness to Anne is quite uncanny Syn: resemblance, similarity, similitude, correspondence Ant: dissimilarity 2) she appeared in the likeness of a ghost Syn: semblance, guise, appea …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 13 likeness — UK [ˈlaɪknəs] / US noun Word forms likeness : singular likeness plural likenesses 1) [countable/uncountable] the quality of being similar to someone or something else likeness to: I don t think she bears a likeness to her father. 2) [countable] a …

    English dictionary

  • 14 likeness — noun Date: before 12th century 1. copy, portrait 2. appearance, semblance 3. the quality or state of being like ; resemblance Synonyms: likeness, similarity, resemblance, similitude, analogy mean agreement or correspondence in details. l …

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  • 15 likeness — like|ness [ laıknəs ] noun 1. ) count a picture, model, etc. of someone, especially one that is thought to look just like them: likeness of: The painting is a good likeness of my mother. 2. ) count or uncount the quality of being similar to… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 likeness — /luyk nis/, n. 1. a representation, picture, or image, esp. a portrait: to draw a good likeness of Churchill. 2. the state or fact of being like: I can t get over your likeness to my friend. 3. the semblance or appearance of something; guise: to… …

    Universalium

  • 17 likeness — 1. noun a) The state or quality of being like or alike; similitude; resemblance; similarity. An enemy in the likeness of a friend. b) Appearance or form; guise …

    Wiktionary

  • 18 likeness — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. portrait, effigy, counterpart; similarity; resemblance. See representation. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Similarity] Syn. resemblance, correspondence, similarity, analogy, parallelism, affinity, similitude …

    English dictionary for students

  • 19 likeness — noun 1 (C, U) similarity in appearance between people; resemblance (+ to): Hugh s uncanny likeness to his father 2 (C) a painting or photograph of a person, especially one that looks very like the person; portrait 1 (1): That s a remarkable… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 likeness — noun 1) her likeness to Anne is quite uncanny Syn: resemblance, similarity, correspondence 2) a likeness of the president Syn: representation, image, depiction, portrayal, picture, drawing, sketch …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary