family resemblance

Definition of family resemblance

  1. :  a similarity in the way people look because they are related People say they can see the family resemblance between my sister and me.

Word by Word Definitions

familyplay
  1. :  a group of individuals living under one roof and usually under one head :  household

    :  a group of persons of common ancestry :  clan

    :  a people or group of peoples regarded as deriving from a common stock :  race

  1. :  of or relating to a family (see 1family)

    :  designed or suitable for both children and adults

resemblanceplay
  1. :  the quality or state of resembling

    :  correspondence in appearance or superficial qualities

    :  a point of likeness :  similarity


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