Pronunciation: (līk'nis), [key]
1. a representation, picture, or image, esp. a portrait: to draw a good likeness of Churchill.
2. the state or fact of being like: I can't get over your likeness to my friend.
3. the semblance or appearance of something; guise: to assume the likeness of a swan.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.