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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Likeness  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  likeness 
  n  1:  similarity  in  appearance  or  character  or  nature  between 
  persons  or  things:  "man  created  God  in  his  own  likeness" 
  [syn:  {alikeness},  {similitude}]  [ant:  {unlikeness},  {unlikeness}] 
  2:  a  graphic  image  of  a  person  or  thing  [syn:  {semblance}] 




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