- likeness, similarity; the quality of being similar.
- the way something looks; appearance; form
- 1826, [Mary Shelley], chapter I, in The Last Man. [...] In Three Volumes, volume I, London: Henry Colburn, […], OCLC 230675575, page 2:
- England, seated far north in the turbid sea, now visits my dreams in the semblance of a vast and well-manned ship, which mastered the winds and rode proudly over the waves.
- (likeness): veneer