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Definition of the noun resemblance

What does resemblance mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: resemblances

  1. similarity in appearance or external or superficial details
    • examples: Mars is all the more interesting for its close resemblance to our Earth. | I was surprised that he really had a strong resemblance to his father. | I was surprised at his strong resemblance to his father. | The child bears a closer resemblance to his mother. | She bears an uncanny resemblance to Marilyn Monroe. | There was a striking resemblance between them. | Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. | The resemblance is uncanny. | The resemblance between these two men is uncanny. | Admiration is our polite recognition of another's resemblance to ourselves.
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • more generic words: alikeness / likeness / similitude = similarity in appearance or character or nature between persons or things
    • more specific terms:

Alternative definition of the noun resemblance


  1. The quality or state of resembling; likeness; similitude; similarity.
  2. That which resembles, or is similar; a representation; a likeness.
  3. A comparison; a simile.
  4. Probability; verisimilitude.


"Resemblance" is a composition.

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Google previewMatsushita Leadership (2010)

by John P. Kotter

On the surface, the autonomy given MEI divisions looks much like that seen in mid20thcentury conglomerates, but the resemblance is an illusion. In most conglomerates, headquarters provided the operating units with little except funds and ...

Google previewEdible Wild Plants (2012)

A Falcon Field Guide by Todd Telander

Some say that the closed flower buds resemble nipples and that this resemblance is the origin of its name. Uses:The young, tender leaves are edible as a green in salads or as a boiled potherb. Avoid the older leaves because they are quite ...

Google previewReflections 2 (2013)

by Peter Questel

Its tropical aromatic smell And whether eaten green or ripe The pear-shape resemblance Is a connoisseur's delight. High up in the tree.

Google previewThe Science of Mind (2009)

by John Bascom

Resemblance is an intuitive idea, (1) because the likeness in two things compared is not in the first, nor yet in the second, as objects of sensation ; (2) because the direction of the comparison must be indicated before the comparison is made ...

Google previewDeleuze Beyond Badiou (2013)

Ontology, Multiplicity, and Event by Clayton Crockett

whereas resemblance is an effect or external result. One way to better understand the role of ...

Google previewThe popular encyclopedia; or, 'Conversations Lexicon': [ed. by A. Whitelaw from the Encyclopedia Americana]. (1874)

by Popular encyclopedia

MIMICRY, the name applied of recent years to certain phenomena observed in the animal and plant worlds, whereby an animal or plant assumes a close resemblance in outward appearance to another organism generally of entirely different ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Postmodernism (2002)

by Victor E. Taylor, Charles E. Winquist

In the true lover, the image resembles and preserves the Idea, while in the false lover there is no real resemblance, just an aggression directed at the Idea. The Platonic method then requires a judge, whose responsibility it is to assess the ...

Google previewBritish Encyclopedia (1821)

Or, Dictionary of Arts and Sciences, Comprising an Accurate and Popular View of the Present Improved State of Human Knowledge by William Nicholson

The most unequivocal proofs exist of family physiognomy, or in other words, family resemblance. Buffon, Bonnet, Haller, and many others, have endeavoured to account for this circumstance, but, as may be supposed, without the least ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Distances (2012)

by Michel Marie Deza, Elena Deza

Resemblance Let X be a set. A function d : X × X → R is called (Batagelj and Bren, ...

Google previewA Critical Pronouncing Dictionary, and Expositor of the English Language... (1803)

To which are Prefixed, Principles of English Pronunciation... by John Walker

Resemblance, having resemblance; equal, of the ...

Google previewA Thesaurus Dictionary of the English Language (1906)

Designed to Suggest Immediately Any Desired Word Needed to Express Exactly a Given Idea; a Dictionary, Synonyms, Antonyms, Idioms, Foreign Phrases, Pronunciations, a Copious Correlation of Words, Prepared Under the Supervision of Francis Andrew March ... and Francis Andrew March, Jr by Francis Andrew March

Close resemblance or relationship. Agreement, etc. The state of agreeing or of being conformable. See HARMoxx. Analogicalness. The quality of being analogical. Analogy. A resemblance of relations. Approximation. The act of approximating ...

Google previewA Complete Dictionary of the English Language, Both with Regard to Sound and Meaning (1790)

by Thomas Sheridan

Resembling, having resemblance; equal, of the same quantity; for Likely, probable, credible; likely, in a state that gives probable expectations. LIKE, like. s. Some person or thing resembling another; near approach, a state like to another state.

Google previewBotanical Terminology; Or Dictionary Explaining the Terms Most Generally Employed in Systematic Botany (1826)

by G. N. Lloyd

Scutelliformis (from scutella, a dish or platter, and forma, a resemblance), saucer or shield-shaped. Scutellum (dimin. from scutum, a buckler, a Gr. revres, pellis, the skin), a shield; an orbicular concave fructitification with a raised rim, peculiar to ...

Google previewThe Routledge Encyclopedia of Jewish Writers of the Twentieth Century (2004)

by Sorrel Kerbel

Betsy Alayne, Gertrude Stein's Theatre of the Absolute, AnnArbor, Michigan: UMI Research Press, 1984 Souhami, Diana,Gertrude andAlice, London: Pandora , 1991 Steiner, Wendy, Exact Resemblance toExact Resemblance: The Literary ...

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Small photo of Feskekorka (Fish church) is an indoor fish market in Gothenburg, Sweden, which got its name from the building's resemblance to a Neo-gothic church More...

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Resemblance Meaning

Video shows what resemblance means. The quality or state of resembling; likeness; similitude; similarity.. That which resembles, or is similar; a representation; ...

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Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first. (Ronald Reagan)
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Scrabble value of R1E1S1E1M3B3L1A1N1C3E1

The value of this 11-letter word is 17 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.


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