Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having a resemblance; resembling or like.
  • adjective Seeming; apparent.
  • noun One that resembles or has much in common with another.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Like; similar; resembling.
  • noun Likeness; resemblance; representation; that which is like or represents a certain thing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective obsolete Like; similar; resembling.
  • noun obsolete Likeness; representation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Similar.
  • adjective Apparent.
  • adjective Conformably.
  • noun obsolete something similar; likeness; representation

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, from Old French, from sembler, to resemble, from Latin simulāre, to simulate; see simulate.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English, from Middle French, from Old French sembler ("to be like") + -able

Examples

  • But, in the verity of extolment, I take him to be a soul of great article; and his infusion of such dearth and rareness, as, to make true diction of him, his semblable is his mirror; and who else would trace him, his umbrage, nothing more.

    Act V. Scene II. Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

  • But, in the verity of extolment, I take him to be a soul of great article; and his infusion of such dearth and rareness, as, to make true diction of him, his semblable is his mirror; and who else would trace him, his umbrage, nothing more.

    Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

  • But, in the verity of extolment, I take him to be a soul of great article, and his infusion of such dearth and rareness as, to make true diction of him, his semblable is his mirror, and who else would trace him, his umbrage, nothing more.

    Hamlet

  • Après, le plus vieux chien, qui est paralyzé depuis huit ans d'un incident semblable, m'a dit: C'est vrai que la vie va changer pour le petit, mais c'est mieux comme ça.

    subir - French Word-A-Day

  • Il imposa aux paysans locataires pauvres une discipline semblable à celle qui régnait à l'armée, refusa de diminuer leurs loyers et, quand ceux-ci n'étaient pas payés, faisait saisir leurs logements.

    Archive 2010-05-01

  • Cependant, Oscar Wilde, un autre Irlandais, avait déjà exprimé une idée semblable en 1887 :

    Archive 2010-05-01

  • Le jour où un frenchie pense quelque chose de semblable au département recherche du New York Times je lui fais des bisous, et ne me parlez pas du medialab de Sciences Po car le ...

    The New York Times envisions version 2.0 of the newspaper » Nieman Journalism Lab

  • Je ne suis pout toi qu'un renard semblable à cent mille renards.

    A fed bear is a dead bear.

  • Tu n'es encore pour moi qu'un petit garçon tout semblable à cent mille petits garçons.

    A fed bear is a dead bear.

  • Je ne suis pout toi qu'un renard semblable à cent mille renards.

    Archive 2006-08-01

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