Like"ness, n. [AS. gelicnes.]

1.

The state or quality of being like; similitude; resemblance; similarity; as, the likeness of the one to the other is remarkable.

2.

Appearance or form; guise.

An enemy in the likeness of a friend. L'Estrange.

3.

That which closely resembles; a portrait.

[How he looked] the likenesses of him which still remain enable us to imagine. Macaulay.

4.

A comparison; parable; proverb.

[Obs.]

He said to them, Soothly ye shall say to me this likeness, Leech, heal thyself. Wyclif (Luke iv. 23).

Syn. -- Similarity; parallel; similitude; representation; portrait; effigy.

 

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