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Meaning of SIMULACRUM

Pronunciation:  `simyu'leykrum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a representation of a person (especially in the form of sculpture); "the coin bears an effigy of Lincoln"; "the emperor's tomb had his image carved in stone"
  2. [n]  an insubstantial or vague semblance
 

SIMULACRUM is a 10 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: effigy, image
 
 See Also: bird-scarer, color, colour, god, graven image, Guy, idol, representation, scarecrow, scarer, semblance, strawman, wax figure, waxwork

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sim`u*la"crum\, n.; pl. {Simulacra}. [L. See
{Simulate}.]
A likeness; a semblance; a mock appearance; a sham; -- now
usually in a derogatory sense.

      Beneath it nothing but a great simulacrum. --Thackeray.

 

 

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