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


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


Appearance or form; guise.

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


That which closely resembles; a portrait.

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


A comparison; parable; proverb.


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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