Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The state, quality, or fact of being like; resemblance.
  • n. An imitative appearance; a semblance.
  • n. A pictorial, graphic, or sculptured representation of something; an image.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The state or quality of being like or alike; similitude; resemblance; similarity.
  • n. Appearance or form; guise.
  • n. That which closely resembles; a portrait.
  • v. To depict.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state or quality of being like; similitude; resemblance; similarity.
  • n. Appearance or form; guise.
  • n. That which closely resembles; a portrait.
  • n. A comparison; parable; proverb.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being like or alike; the relation of two or more objects which agree in respect to some quality; similitude; similarity; resemblance.
  • n. That which resembles something else; an express representation or copy; an effigy; especially, a portrait of a person, or a representation of an animal or other object.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. picture consisting of a graphic image of a person or thing
  • n. similarity in appearance or character or nature between persons or things

Etymologies

like +‎ -ness; from Old English licnes, a shortening of gelicness. The verb is derived from the noun. (Wiktionary)

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