semblable

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Adjective[edit]

semblable (comparative more semblable, superlative most semblable)

  1. similar
  2. apparent
  3. conformable

Derived terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

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.

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

semblable (plural semblables)

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

Synonyms[edit]

Noun[edit]

semblable m, f (plural semblables)

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

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