si·mil·i·tude /səˈmɪləˌtud, ˌtjud/
1. The quality or state of being similar or like; resemblance; likeness; similarity; as, similitude of substance.
Let us make now man in our image, man
In our similitude. --Milton.
If fate some future bard shall join
In sad similitude of griefs to mine. --Pope.
2. The act of likening, or that which likens, one thing to another; fanciful or imaginative comparison; a simile.
Tasso, in his similitudes, never departed from the woods; that is, all his comparisons were taken from the country. --Dryden.
3. That which is like or similar; a representation, semblance, or copy; a facsimile.
Man should wed his similitude. --Chaucer.
n 1: similarity in appearance or character or nature between
persons or things; "man created God in his own likeness"
[syn: likeness, alikeness] [ant: unlikeness, unlikeness]
2: a duplicate copy [syn: counterpart, twin]