1 (a) [U] being alike; resemblance 相像; 相似
*I can't see much likeness between him and his father. 我看不出他和他父亲有多少相像处.
(b) [C usu sing 通常作单数] instance of this 相像; 相似
*All my children share a strong family likeness. 我的孩子都有明显的家族特徵.
2 [sing] (following an adj 用于形容词之後) extent to which a portrait, photograph, etc resembles the person portrayed 肖像、照片等酷似本人的程度
*That photo is a good likeness of David. 戴维那张相片照得很像.
n [U and C]
the quality of being similar in appearance to someone or something
= resemblancelikeness to Hugh's uncanny likeness to his father I can see the family likeness .[C]
a painting or photograph of a person, especially one that looks very like the persongood/perfect/true etc likenesslikeness of That's a remarkable likeness of Julia.
1. The portrait is a faithful likeness. 肖像画得逼真。