1. Seeming; appearance; show; figure; form.
Thier semblance kind, and mild their gestures were. --Fairfax.
2. Likeness; resemblance, actual or apparent; similitude; as, the semblance of worth; semblance of virtue.
Only semblances or imitations of shells. --Woodward.
n 1: 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" [syn: gloss, color, colour]
2: an erroneous mental representation [syn: illusion]
3: picture consisting of a graphic image of a person or thing