Definitions of semblance

  1. outward or token appearance or form; "he tried to give his actions a semblance of authenticity"; "the situation soon took on a different color" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. an erroneous mental representation Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. picture consisting of a graphic image of a person or thing Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. an outward or token appearance or form that is deliberately misleading; "he hoped his claims would have a semblance of authenticity"; "he tried to give his falsehood the gloss of moral sanction"; "the situation soon took on a different color" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. Seeming; appearance; show; figure; form. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Likeness; resemblance, actual or apparent; similitude; as, the semblance of worth; semblance of virtue. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Likeness; resemblance; outside appearance; as, the semblance of truth. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. Likeness: appearance: figure. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. Seeming; appearance. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. Show; likeness; image; appearance. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. Likeness; resemblance; appearance; show. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. Likeness; appearance; show; figure. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  13. What looks like, the outward appearance of, something (put on a s. of anger; bears the s. of an angel& the heart of a devil). [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  14. n. [French, Latin] Seeming; appearance; show; form; — likeness; resemblance; similitude. Cabinet Dictionary