Definitions for: Similitude


[n] a duplicate copy
[n] similarity in appearance or character or nature between persons or things; "man created God in his own likeness"



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

Let us make now man in our image, man In our
similitude. --Milton.

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

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

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

3. That which is like or similar; a representation,
semblance, or copy; a facsimile.

Man should wed his similitude. --Chaucer.

Synonyms: alikeness, counterpart, likeness, twin

Antonyms: dissimilitude, unlikeness

See Also: comparability, compare, comparison, duplicate, duplication, equivalence, mirror image, reflection, reflexion, resemblance, similarity, spitting image

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