What does likeness mean?

Definitions for likeness
ˈlaɪk nɪslike·ness

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. likeness, alikeness, similitudenoun

    similarity in appearance or character or nature between persons or things

    "man created God in his own likeness"

  2. likeness, semblancenoun

    picture consisting of a graphic image of a person or thing

Wiktionary

  1. likenessnoun

    The state or quality of being like or alike; similitude; resemblance; similarity.

    Etymology: ; from licnes, a shortening of gelicness. The verb is derived from the noun.

  2. likenessnoun

    Appearance or form; guise.

    An enemy in the likeness of a friend.

    Etymology: ; from licnes, a shortening of gelicness. The verb is derived from the noun.

  3. likenessnoun

    That which closely resembles; a portrait.

    How he looked, the likenesses of him which still remain enable us to imagine.

    Etymology: ; from licnes, a shortening of gelicness. The verb is derived from the noun.

  4. likenessverb

    To depict.

    Etymology: ; from licnes, a shortening of gelicness. The verb is derived from the noun.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Likenessnoun

    the state or quality of being like; similitude; resemblance; similarity; as, the likeness of the one to the other is remarkable

  2. Likenessnoun

    appearance or form; guise

  3. Likenessnoun

    that which closely resembles; a portrait

  4. Likenessnoun

    a comparison; parable; proverb

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of likeness in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of likeness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of likeness in a Sentence

  1. Virginia Woolf:

    It would be a thousand pities if women wrote like men, or lived like men, or looked like men, for if two sexes are quite inadequate, considering the vastness and variety of the world, how should we manage with one only? Ought not education to bring out and fortify the differences rather than the similarities? For we have too much likeness as it is, and if an explorer should come back and bring word of other sexes looking through the branches of other trees at other skies, nothing would be of greater service to humanity; and we should have the immense pleasure into the bargain of watching Professor X rush for his measuring-rods to prove himself superior.

  2. Benjamin Haydon:

    The explanation of the propensity of the English people to portrait painting is to be found in their relish for a Fact. Let a man do the grandest things, fight the greatest battles, or be distinguished by the most brilliant personal heroism, yet the English people would prefer his portrait to a painting of the great deed. The likeness they can judge of; his existence is a Fact. But the truth of the picture of his deeds they cannot judge of, for they have no imagination.

  3. Robert Boyce:

    If you look at the photo ... it's a reasonable likeness to Mr. Blake, they look like twins.

  4. Erin Perrine:

    We have publicly condemned any group that misuses President Trump's likeness, or otherwise implies an affiliation with Donald Trump reelection campaign, in order to confuse people and mislead donors, it is dishonest to trick people into thinking they are directly supporting the President's re-election when they are not.

  5. Plato:

    The greatest penalty of evildoing - namely, to grow into the likeness of bad men.

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