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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Similitude  \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. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  similarity  in  appearance  or  character  or  nature  between 
  persons  or  things:  "man  created  God  in  his  own  likeness" 
  [syn:  {likeness},  {alikeness}]  [ant:  {unlikeness},  {unlikeness}] 
  2:  a  duplicate  copy  [syn:  {counterpart},  {twin}] 

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