semblance

  • 1 Semblance — Sem blance, n. [F. See {Semblable}, a.] 1. Seeming; appearance; show; figure; form. [1913 Webster] Thier semblance kind, and mild their gestures were. Fairfax. [1913 Webster] 2. Likeness; resemblance, actual or apparent; similitude; as, the… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 semblance — noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French, from sembler to be like, seem more at resemble Date: 14th century 1. a. outward and often specious appearance or show ; form < wrapped in a semblance of composure Harry Hervey > b. modicum < has… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 3 A Semblance of Normality — Infobox Album | Name = A Semblance of Normality Type = studio Artist = Skyclad Released = June 21, 2004 Recorded = Genre = Folk metal Length = 47:19 Label = Demolition Records Producer = Kevin Ridley Reviews = *Allmusic… …

    Wikipedia

  • 4 have a certain semblance — index appear (seem to be) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 semblance — I noun air, appearance, aspect, bearing, closeness, copy, counterpart, effect, example, exterior, guise, identity, illusion, image, imago, likeness, look, mien, outward form, replica, representation, resemblance, sameness, show, similarity,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 take the semblance of — index assume (simulate) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 7 semblance — ⇒SEMBLANCE, subst. fém. Vieilli ou littér. A. Au sing. Apparence, aspect sous lequel se présente quelqu un ou quelque chose et qui évoque quelqu un ou quelque chose de comparable. Il était devenu tout à fait joli homme, ayant (...) toute une… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 8 semblance — (san blan s ) s. f. Terme vieilli. Extérieur, ressemblance. •   Passerat fut un dieu sous humaine semblance, RÉGNIER Sonn. I. •   De cela seul que Dieu m a créé, il est fort croyable qu il m a en quelque façon produit à son image et semblance,… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 9 semblance — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ vague ▪ Brad had his emotions under a vague semblance of control. VERB + SEMBLANCE ▪ have ▪ lack ▪ T …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 10 semblance — sem|blance [ˈsembləns] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: sembler to be like, seem ] a/some semblance of sth a situation, condition etc that is close to or similar to a particular one, usually a good one ▪ She was trying to get her… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 semblance — sem|blance [ sembləns ] noun a/some semblance of something a situation in which something only appears in a small amount: The country was finally returning to some semblance of normality …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 12 semblance — c.1300, fact of appearing to view, from O.Fr. semblance, semblant likeness, appearance, from sembler to seem, appear, from L. simulare to resemble, imitate, from similis like (see SIMILAR (Cf. similar)). Meaning person s appearance or demeanor is …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 13 semblance — [[t]se̱mbləns[/t]] N UNCOUNT: N of n If there is a semblance of a particular condition or quality, it appears to exist, even though this may be a false impression. [FORMAL] At least a semblance of normality has been restored to parts of the… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 semblance — noun 1 semblance of a condition or quality that is similar to another one: The herbs slow the heart and give the body a semblance of death. 2 a condition or quality that is at least slightly like another one: some semblance of: The troops were… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 semblance — noun there remained at least a semblance of discipline Syn: (outward) appearance, air, show, facade, front, veneer, guise, pretense …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 16 semblance — *appearance, look, aspect Analogous words: *likeness, similitude, resemblance, analogy, affinity: *pose, affectation, air: *form, figure, shape …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 17 semblance — UK [ˈsembləns] / US noun a/some semblance of something a situation in which something only appears in a small amount The country was finally returning to some semblance of normality …

    English dictionary

  • 18 semblance — [ˈsembləns] noun a/some semblance of sth a small amount of a particular quality[/ex] The country was finally returning to some semblance of normality.[/ex] …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 19 semblance — [n] aura, appearance affinity, air, alikeness, analogy, aspect, bearing, comparison, facade, face, false front*, feel, feeling, figure, form, front, guise, image, likeness, mask, mien, mood, pose, pretense, resemblance, seeming, show, showing,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 20 semblance — Semblance, Similitudo, Simulachrum, Effigies, Species. Semblance d aucun, Imago. Semblance et representation de quelque chose, Idolum idoli. La semblance des choses que nostre pensée à conceuës, Spectrum. Quelque semblance et approche de diverses …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse


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