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 likeness of a friend. --L'Estrange. [1913 Webster]

3. That which closely resembles; a portrait. [1913 Webster]

[How he looked] the likenesses of him which still remain enable us to imagine. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

4. A comparison; parable; proverb. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

He said to them, Soothly ye shall say to me this likeness, Leech, heal thyself. --Wyclif (Luke iv. 23).

Syn: Similarity; parallel; similitude; representation; portrait; effigy. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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