Similitude Si*mil"i*tude, n. [F. similitude, L. similitudo, from similis similar. See {Similar}.] 1. The quality or state of being similar or like; resemblance; likeness; similarity; as, similitude of substance. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

Let us make now man in our image, man In our similitude. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

If fate some future bard shall join In sad similitude of griefs to mine. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

2. The act of likening, or that which likens, one thing to another; fanciful or imaginative comparison; a simile. [1913 Webster]

Tasso, in his similitudes, never departed from the woods; that is, all his comparisons were taken from the country. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

3. That which is like or similar; a representation, semblance, or copy; a facsimile. [1913 Webster]

Man should wed his similitude. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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