likeness Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Definition of “likeness” - English Dictionary

"likeness" in American English

See all translations

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)

"likeness" in British English

See all translations

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 Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © 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…
What is the pronunciation of likeness?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

be nothing to it

used to say something is very easy

Word of the Day

There is no such thing as a true synonym in English. Discuss!
There is no such thing as a true synonym in English. Discuss!
by Kate Woodford,
November 25, 2015
In the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary the word ‘synonym’ is defined as ‘a word or phrase that has the same or nearly the same meaning as another word or phrase in the same language’. As you might expect, definitions for this word are broadly similar in other dictionaries and yet the italicized

Read More 

climatarian adjective
climatarian adjective
November 23, 2015
choosing to eat a diet that has minimal impact on the climate, i.e. one that excludes food transported a long way or meat whose production gives rise to CO2 emissions Climate change is not normally on people’s minds when they choose what to have for lunch, but a new diet is calling for

Read More