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Meaning of LIKENESS

Pronunciation:  'lIknis

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  picture consisting of a graphic image of a person or thing
  2. [n]  similarity in appearance or character or nature between persons or things; "man created God in his own likeness"

LIKENESS is a 8 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: alikeness, semblance, similitude
 Antonyms: dissimilitude, unlikeness
 See Also: comparability, compare, comparison, equivalence, icon, Identikit, Identikit picture, ikon, image, mirror image, picture, portrait, portrayal, reflection, reflexion, resemblance, similarity, spitting image



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

2. Appearance or form; guise.

         An enemy in the likeness of a friend. --L'Estrange.

3. That which closely resembles; a portrait.

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

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

         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.

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