Similitude

Si*mil"i*tude

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