a representation, picture, or image, especially a portrait: to draw a good likeness of Churchill.
the state or fact of being like: I can't get over your likeness to my friend.
the semblance or appearance of something; guise: to assume the likeness of a swan.

before 950; Middle English liknesse, Old English līcnes, variant of gelīcnes. See alike, -ness

2. resemblance, similitude. 3. shape, form. Unabridged
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likeness (ˈlaɪknɪs)
1.  the condition of being alike; similarity
2.  a painted, carved, moulded, or graphic image of a person or thing
3.  an imitative appearance; semblance

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Word Origin & History

O.E. (Northumbrian) licnes, shortened from gelicness (see like (adj.)).
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Example sentences
The image is a digitally produced likeness, not a photograph.
He is able to transform himself to anyone's likeness.
Unhappily, they made all their characters in their own likeness.
He understood that images would connect him to the electorate and also that
  people would read character from likeness.
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