Similitude

Definition of Similitude

Si`mil´i`tude
n.1.The quality or state of being similar or like; resemblance; likeness; similarity; as, similitude of substance.
Let us make now man in our image, man
In our similitude.
- Milton.
If fate some future bard shall join
In sad similitude of griefs to mine.
- Pope.
2.The act of likening, or that which likens, one thing to another; fanciful or imaginative comparison; a simile.
Tasso, in his similitudes, never departed from the woods; that is, all his comparisons were taken from the country.
- Dryden.
3.That which is like or similar; a representation, semblance, or copy; a facsimile.
Man should wed his similitude.
- Chaucer.

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