What does semblance mean?

Definitions for semblance
ˈsɛm blənssem·blance

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. semblance, gloss, color, colournoun

    an outward or token appearance or form that is deliberately misleading

    "he hoped his claims would have a semblance of authenticity"; "he tried to give his falsehood the gloss of moral sanction"; "the situation soon took on a different color"

  2. illusion, semblancenoun

    an erroneous mental representation

  3. likeness, semblancenoun

    picture consisting of a graphic image of a person or thing

Wiktionary

  1. semblancenoun

    likeness, similarity; the quality of being similar.

  2. semblancenoun

    Seeming; appearance; show; figure; form.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Semblanceadjective

    seeming; appearance; show; figure; form

    Etymology: [F. See Semblable, a.]

  2. Semblanceadjective

    likeness; resemblance, actual or apparent; similitude; as, the semblance of worth; semblance of virtue

    Etymology: [F. See Semblable, a.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of semblance in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of semblance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of semblance in a Sentence

  1. Rusty Monhollon:

    It also helps big sister Rivers and little brother Dominic have some semblance of normalcy while their parents and sister are away.

  2. Bruce Riedel:

    In this highly tense situation, we've now poured gasoline on the fire by removing the Iran nuclear deal, which provided some semblance of constraint.

  3. Art Reingold:

    If we're going to move out of everyone staying at home and get back to some semblance of normality, we need much wider testing, we need the rapid point-of-care tests, we need rapid numbers and we need them right now.

  4. Bob Dorfman:

    Absence makes the heart grow fonder and, assuming the world returns to some semblance of normalcy, I expect fans to have a greater appreciation of sports than ever before, attending live events will take on extra significance, the enthusiasm and fervor in stadiums and areas will be more intense, the passion for favorite teams and players heightened.

  5. The Governor:

    Ninety-two percent of our state's 105 counties have moderate or high levels of community transmission, i know we all want this to be over, we all want to turn to some semblance of normal but we can not return... until this virus is under control, until we flatten the curve, until a vaccine is available, widely distributed and vaccination rates are significant.

Images & Illustrations of semblance

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