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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English, from Middle French, from Old French sembler (to be like) + -able

AdjectiveEdit

semblable (comparative more semblable, superlative most semblable)

  1. (obsolete) similar
  2. (obsolete) apparent
  3. (obsolete) conformable

Derived termsEdit

NounEdit

semblable (plural semblables)

  1. (obsolete) something similar; likeness; representation
    • 1602 : William Shakespeare, Hamlet, act V scene 2 (lines 115-120)
      [] but in the verity of extolment, I take him to be a soul
      of great article, and his infusion of such dearth and rareness
      as, to make true diction of him, his semblable is his
      mirror, and who else would trace him his umbrage,
      nothing more.

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From sembler +‎ -able

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /sɑ̃.blabl/
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AdjectiveEdit

semblable (plural semblables)

  1. similar
    • Cette maison est assez semblable. This house is quite similar.

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NounEdit

semblable m or f (plural semblables)

  1. (usually in the plural) something or someone that belongs to the same kind or species
    • Il prenait soin de ses semblables. - He cared for his kind.

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