Definitions

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

  • noun Similarity; resemblance.
  • noun Archaic One that closely resembles another.
  • noun Archaic A simile, allegory, or parable.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Likeness in constitution, qualities, or appearance; similarity; resemblance.
  • noun A comparison; a simile; a parable or allegory.
  • noun That which bears likeness or resemblance; an image; a counterpart or facsimile.
  • noun In geometry, the relation of similar figures to one another.

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

  • noun The quality or state of being similar or like; resemblance; likeness; similarity.
  • noun The act of likening, or that which likens, one thing to another; fanciful or imaginative comparison; a simile.
  • noun That which is like or similar; a representation, semblance, or copy; a facsimile.

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

  • noun uncountable Similarity or resemblance to something else.
  • noun countable A way in which two people or things share similitude.
  • noun countable Someone or something that closely resembles another; a duplicate or twin.
  • noun A parable or allegory.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun similarity in appearance or character or nature between persons or things
  • noun a duplicate copy

Etymologies

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

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin similitūdō, from similis, like; see similar.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Old French similitude.

Examples

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  • Begotten Son, Divine Similitude

    Milton, Paradise Lost III

    December 19, 2006

  • The Pilgrim's Progress, John Bunyan

    March 14, 2010

  • There was also a "Star Trek: Enterprise" episode named this.

    November 1, 2012