1. The state or quality of being like; similitude; resemblance; similarity; as, the likeness of the one to the other is remarkable.
2. Appearance or form; guise.
An enemy in the likeness of a friend. --L'Estrange.
3. That which closely resembles; a portrait.
[How he looked] the likenesses of him which still remain enable us to imagine. --Macaulay.
4. A comparison; parable; proverb. [Obs.]
He said to them, Soothly ye shall say to me this likeness, Leech, heal thyself. --Wyclif (Luke iv. 23).
Syn: -- Similarity; parallel; similitude; representation; portrait; effigy.
n 1: similarity in appearance or character or nature between
persons or things; "man created God in his own likeness"
[syn: alikeness, similitude] [ant: unlikeness, unlikeness]
2: picture consisting of a graphic image of a person or thing