from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Similarity; resemblance. See Synonyms at likeness.
- n. One closely resembling another; a counterpart.
- n. A perceptible likeness.
- n. Archaic A simile, allegory, or parable.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Similarity or resemblance to something else.
- n. A way in which two people or things share similitude.
- n. Someone or something that closely resembles another; a duplicate or twin.
- n. A parable or allegory.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or state of being similar or like; resemblance; likeness; similarity.
- n. The act of likening, or that which likens, one thing to another; fanciful or imaginative comparison; a simile.
- n. That which is like or similar; a representation, semblance, or copy; a facsimile.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Likeness in constitution, qualities, or appearance; similarity; resemblance.
- n. A comparison; a simile; a parable or allegory.
- n. That which bears likeness or resemblance; an image; a counterpart or facsimile.
- n. In geometry, the relation of similar figures to one another.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. similarity in appearance or character or nature between persons or things
- n. a duplicate copy
Middle English, from Old French, from Latin similitūdō, from similis, like; see similar.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old French similitude. (Wiktionary)