a degree, kind, or point of likeness.
a likeness, appearance, or semblance of something.
Origin: 1350–1400; Middle English Related forms
equivalent to resembl
) to resemble
+ -ance -ance
1. Resemblance, similarity imply that there is a likeness between two or more people or things. Resemblance indicates primarily a likeness in appearance, either a striking one or one which merely serves as a reminder to the beholder: The boy has a strong resemblance to his father. Similarity may imply a surface likeness, but usually suggests also a likeness in other characteristics: There is a similarity in their tastes and behavior. 2. analogy, similitude. 3. image.