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UK [rɪˈzembləns] / US noun [countable/uncountable]
Word forms "resemblance":
singular resemblance plural resemblances
if there is a resemblance between two people or things, they are similar, especially in their appearance
resemblance between:

The resemblance between the twins is striking.

bear a resemblance to (= be similar to):

Paul bears absolutely no resemblance to your father.

bear a passing resemblance to (= be slightly similar to):

He bore a passing resemblance to the suspect.


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Resemblance — Re*sem blance ( blans), n. [Cf. F. ressemblance. See {Resemble}.] 1. The quality or state of resembling; likeness; similitude; similarity. [1913 Webster] One main end of poetry and painting is to please; they bear a great resemblance to each… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • resemblance — late 14c., from Anglo Fr. resemblance (c.1300); see RESEMBLE (Cf. resemble) + ANCE (Cf. ance) …   Etymology dictionary

  • resemblance — I noun affinity, agreement, alikeness, analogy, approximation, closeness, conformance, conformity, correspondence, counterpart, ditto, double, duplication, effigy, equality, fascimile, fellow, homogeneity, identicalness, identity, image,… …   Law dictionary

  • resemblance — *likeness, similarity, similitude, analogy, affinity Analogous words: correspondence, agreement, harmonizing or harmony, conformity (see corresponding verbs at AGREE): *comparison, parallel Antonyms: difference: distinction …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • resemblance — [n] correspondence, similarity affinity, alikeness, analogy, birds of a feather*, carbon*, carbon copy, clone, closeness, coincidence, comparability, comparison, conformity, counterpart, double, facsimile, image, kinship, likeness, like of, look… …   New thesaurus

  • resemblance — faite sur le vif, Effigies …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • resemblance — ► NOUN 1) the state of resembling. 2) a way in which things resemble each other …   English terms dictionary

  • resemblance — [ri zem′bləns] n. [ME < Anglo Fr] 1. the state, fact, or quality of resembling; similarity of appearance, or, sometimes, of character; likeness 2. a point, degree, or sort of likeness 3. something that resembles; likeness or semblance (of… …   English World dictionary

  • resemblance — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ close, great, marked, remarkable, striking, strong ▪ eerie (esp. AmE), uncanny ▪ She …   Collocations dictionary


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