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Meaning of SEMBLANCE

Pronunciation:  'sembluns

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  picture consisting of a graphic image of a person or thing
  2. [n]  outward or token appearance or form; "he tried to give his actions a semblance of authenticity"; "the situation soon took on a different color"
  3. [n]  an erroneous mental representation

SEMBLANCE is a 9 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: color, colour, illusion, likeness
 See Also: apparition, appearance, appearance, camouflage, color of law, colour of law, disguise, face value, guise, icon, Identikit, Identikit picture, ikon, image, irradiation, phantom, phantom limb, picture, portrait, portrayal, pretence, pretense, pretext, shadow, simulacrum, verisimilitude, visual aspect



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Sem"blance\, n. [F. See {Semblable}, a.]
1. Seeming; appearance; show; figure; form.

         Thier semblance kind, and mild their gestures were.

2. Likeness; resemblance, actual or apparent; similitude; as,
   the semblance of worth; semblance of virtue.

         Only semblances or imitations of shells. --Woodward.