likeness Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “likeness” in the English Dictionary

"likeness" in British English

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likenessnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˈlaɪk.nəs/
the ​fact of being ​similar in ​appearance: There's a ​definite family likeness around the ​eyes.a good, remarkable, etc. likeness a ​painting or other ​image of a ​person that ​looks very like them
(Definition of likeness from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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likenessnoun [C]

 us   /ˈlɑɪk·nəs/
a ​similarity: Sandy ​bears a much ​stronger likeness to her ​mother than to her ​father. A ​painting, ​photograph, or other ​representationdescribed as a good likeness ​looks very ​similar to the ​person or thing it ​represents.
(Definition of likeness from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “likeness”
in Arabic تَشابُه…
in Korean 유사성…
in Portuguese semelhança…
in Catalan semblança…
in Japanese 似ていること…
in Chinese (Simplified) (外表的)相似,相近,近似…
in Turkish benzerlik, benzeyiş…
in Russian сходство…
in Chinese (Traditional) (外表的)相似,相近,近似…
in Italian somiglianza…
in Polish podobieństwo…
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