like|ness

like|ness
like|ness «LYK nihs», noun.
1. a resembling; a being alike: »

The boy's likeness to his father was striking.

2. something that is like; copy; picture: »

to have ne's likeness painted. The stamp has a good likeness of Lincoln on it.

SYNONYM(S): counterpart, image, portrait.
3. appearance; shape: »

His fairy godmother came to him in the likeness of a bird.


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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