1. The quality or state of resembling; likeness; similitude; similarity.
One main end of poetry and painting is to please; they bear a great resemblance to each other. --Dryden.
2. That which resembles, or is similar; a representation; a likeness.
These sensible things, which religion hath allowed, are resemblances formed according to things spiritual. --Hooker.
3. A comparison; a simile. [Obs.]
4. Probability; verisimilitude. [Obs.]
Syn: -- Likeness; similarity; similitude; semblance; representation; image.
n : similarity in appearance or external or superficial details