semblable

1 of 2

adjective

sem·​bla·​ble ˈsem-blə-bəl How to pronounce semblable (audio)
semblably adverb

semblable

2 of 2

noun

1
archaic : something similar : like
2
: one that is like oneself : one's fellow

Word History

Etymology

Adjective

Middle English, "similar, analogous, identical, same," borrowed from Anglo-French, "similar, alike," from sembler "to resemble, seem, appear" + -able -able — more at semblance

Noun

Middle English, borrowed from Anglo-French, noun derivative of semblable, adjective, "similar, analogous" — more at semblable entry 1

First Known Use

Adjective

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of semblable was in the 14th century

Dictionary Entries Near semblable

Cite this Entry

“Semblable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/semblable. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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