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resemblance definition

Overview

This page has 5 definitions of resemblance in English and Old French. Resemblance is a noun. Also define these 5 related words and terms: likeness, similitude, similarity, comparison, and simile.

English resemblance definition

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Etymology

From Anglo-Norman resemblance, from Old French (compare French ressemblance). See resemble

Pronunciation

Noun

resemblance (countable and uncountable, plural resemblances)

  1. The quality or state of resembling
    Synonyms: likeness, similitude, similarity
  2. That which resembles, or is similar; a representation; a likeness.
  3. A comparison; a simile.
    • Simile definition
      A figure of speech in which one thing is explicitly compared to another, using e.g. like or as.
  4. Probability; verisimilitude.

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Old French resemblance definition

Etymology

resembler +‎ -ance.

Noun

resemblance f (oblique plural resemblances, nominative singular resemblance, nominative plural resemblances)

  1. similarity (taken as a whole, the qualities than make two or more things similar)

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