Likeness



[lahyk-nis] /ˈlaɪk nɪs/

noun
1.
a representation, picture, or image, especially a portrait:
to draw a good likeness of Churchill.
2.
the state or fact of being :
I can’t get over your likeness to my friend.
3.
the semblance or appearance of something; guise:
to assume the likeness of a swan.
/ˈlaɪknɪs/
noun
1.
the condition of being alike; similarity
2.
a painted, carved, moulded, or graphic image of a person or thing
3.
an imitative appearance; semblance
n.

Old English (Northumbrian) licnes “likeness, similarity; figure, statue, image,” shortened from gelicness; see like (adj.) + -ness.

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