[ ri-zem-bluhns ]
/ rɪˈzɛm bləns /


the state or fact of resembling; similarity.
a degree, kind, or point of likeness.
a likeness, appearance, or semblance of something.

Origin of resemblance

1350–1400; Middle English < Anglo-French, equivalent to resembl(er) to resemble + -ance -ance

SYNONYMS FOR resemblance

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.

OTHER WORDS FROM resemblance

non·re·sem·blance, noun pre·re·sem·blance, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for resemblance

/ (rɪˈzɛmbləns) /


the state or quality of resembling; likeness or similarity in nature, appearance, etc
the degree or extent to which or the respect in which a likeness exists
something resembling something else; semblance; likeness

Derived forms of resemblance

resemblant, adjective