in+semblance

  • 1 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

  • 2 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

  • 3 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

  • 4 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

  • 5 semblance — Semblance. s. f. Image, figure de quelque chose. Il n a guere d usage que dans cette phrase, Dieu a fait l homme à son image & semblance …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 6 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

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

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8 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

  • 9 semblance — ► NOUN ▪ the outward appearance or apparent form of something. ORIGIN from Old French sembler seem , from Latin similare simulate …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 semblance — [sem′bləns] n. [ME < OFr < sembler, to seem, appear < L similare, to make like < similis, like: see SAME] 1. outward form or appearance; aspect 2. seeming likeness; resemblance 3. a likeness, image, or representation 4. false, assumed …

    English World dictionary

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

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12 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

  • 13 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

  • 14 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

  • 15 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

  • 16 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

  • 17 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

  • 18 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

  • 19 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

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

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