Definitions for: Likeness


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



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

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

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