likeness likeness  /ˈlaɪk nəs/


  1. (n) similarity in appearance or character or nature between persons or things
  2. (n) picture consisting of a graphic image of a person or thing



  1. After eleven years of wrangling, a trial judge decided in favor of the Lugosis, giving them $70,000 and barring Universal from merchandising Lugosi's likeness.
  2. Established in 2001, the label had offered luxurious clothing styled for a hypothetical heiress with a likeness to French actress Brigitte Bardot.
  3. His likeness is featured in the Madame Tussauds wax museum in London.


  1. Dean McDermott Gets New Tori Spelling Tattoo in an "Intimate Spot"

    Dean McDermott already has a tattoo of wife Tori Spelling's likeness above his left elbow, but this new ink is in a more "intimate" spot
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Us Weekly via omg!

  2. When Does Genetic Modification of Animals Cross a Line?

    Watch Video In a web exclusive interview, Emily Anthes, author of the book, "Frankenstein's Cat," talks to Ray Suarez about the ethical limits when using animals in biotech research and development. Watch their full interview on Monday's broadcast of the PBS NewsHour . The Old Testament's Book of Genesis says: "And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Online NewsHour

  3. Beyond Likeness: Contemporary Works from Library and Archives Canada Opens at the Nickle Galleries in Calgary

    Library and Archives Canada announces the opening of its travelling exhibition, Beyond Likeness: Contemporary Works from Library and Archives Canada, at the University of Calgary's Nickle Galleries. The ...
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "I feel like one's likeness and image should be protected in some way and not abused or denigrated for the sake of profit," Pacino wrote to legislators after the estate of Lee Strasberg started talking to him.
    on Jun 11, 2007 By: Al Pacino Source: Forbes

  2. "The pamphlet uses my name, my likeness, my `shtick' (if you will), and my very act, which is derived from my personality, to attract attention and converts," Mason said in an affidavit.
    on Aug 25, 2006 By: Jackie Mason Source: Washington Post

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